Date of Award

Spring 2011

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Global Honors

First Advisor

Amos Nascimento


Inspired by the author’s participation in the University of Washington’s Israel Discovery Program, this paper examines 4000 years of Jewish history and traces the rise of the Zionist and Reform Judaism movements. The author also provides a brief history of Temple Beth El and the Tacoma Jewish community, with statements from Rabbi Bruce Kadden and other Temple members regarding their support of Israel.