Marin JCC event to look at Israels power, borders

Rabbi Donniel Hartman, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, will deliver a lecture titled “Israel: The Challenge of Power” on Nov. 16 at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael.

Rabbi Donniel Hartman

Hartman, a Modern Orthodox rabbi, will discuss how Israel responds to its many security challenges while using its power in a way consistent with Jewish values.

He will be one of two featured speakers at the JCC’s “Engaging Israel” event. The other speaker is Rachel Havrelock, who will talk about the evolving map of Israel over the centuries. The author of “River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line,” Havrelock will be the Osher Marin JCC visiting scholar from January through April 2012.

“Engaging Israel” begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Tickets are $18 for members and $20 for the public. For more information, call (415) 444-8000 or