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Past Events

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

New York, NY
At first blush, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem could be a classic multigenerational family drama of the Jane Austen–type genre — at least if the women of The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem weren’t Sephardim in Jerusalem and the backdrop weren’t Ottoman Palestine, the British Mandate and Israel’s War of I…
Tuesday, August 17 2021 11:30 AM 12:30 PM

The Great Bagel-Off

The Great Bagel-Off

New York, NY
Oh, the agony, the blow to New York Jewish pride when our hometown newspaper proclaimed the superiority of the California bagel.  How dare The New York Times! What could granola-crunching West Coast Jews know about bagels when New Yorkers have been baking them for more than a century - and they ne…
Tuesday, August 24 2021 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

HUC-JIR Library Collection: Exploring Nine Centuries of Jewish Life

HUC-JIR Library Collection: Exploring Nine Centuries of Jewish Life

New York, NY
The membership list of the Kaifeng (China) Congregation during the Ming Dynasty. A 15th-century Spanish Bible with Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed in the margins. An 18th-century Purim scroll commemorating the survival of the Jews of Padua after an attack on their ghetto 150 years earlier. T…
Tuesday, August 10 2021 11:30 AM 12:30 PM

From Nazi Prisoner to Wall Street King: The Indefatigable Siggi Wilzig

From Nazi Prisoner to Wall Street King: The Indefatigable Siggi Wilzig

New York, NY
A free copy of the book included for first 2,500 registrations. (limit one per household, US shipping only)By the time he arrived in the United States at the age of 21, Siggi Wilzig had survived Auschwitz, Mauthausen, two death marches and near starvation. With only a grade school education and $20…
Tuesday, July 20 2021 11:30 AM 12:30 PM

THE AFGHANISTAN PAPERS

THE AFGHANISTAN PAPERS

New York, NY
Two decades, $778 billion dollars, more than 2,300 American soldiers and 47,000 Afghan civilian dead . . . and Afghanistan is such a mess that President Joe Biden broke with his predecessors’ pursuit of an elusive victory and ordered US troops home. What went wrong? That’s the question Washington…
Wednesday, September 1 2021 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

David Grossman: One of the World’s Leading Writers on the Legacy of War and the Courage to Love

David Grossman: One of the World’s Leading Writers on the Legacy of War and the Courage to Love

New York, NY
A Virtual Event in partnership with 70 Faces Media Every author dreams of winning the Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards on the planet. No Israeli had . . . until David Grossman bowled over the 2017 jury with A Horse Walks into a Bar.  “[E]very sentence counts,” the sel…
Tuesday, August 31 2021 11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Israel Therapy (Session Two)

Israel Therapy (Session Two)

New York, NY
Are you anxious [about Israel’s politics or policies]? Feeling depressed [about its future]? Do you struggle to talk about it with your children [or parents or neighbors]? Wonder why your [colleagues-friends-strangers] expect you to explain the intricacies of Jewish democracy to them? You’re not a…
Wednesday, July 14 2021 11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Israel Therapy (Session Three)

Israel Therapy (Session Three)

New York, NY
Are you anxious [about Israel’s politics or policies]? Feeling depressed [about its future]? Do you struggle to talk about it with your children [or parents or neighbors]? Wonder why your [colleagues-friends-strangers] expect you to explain the intricacies of Jewish democracy to them? You’re not a…
Wednesday, August 18 2021 11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Live From Jerusalem: Journalists in The Middle East Crosshairs

Live From Jerusalem: Journalists in The Middle East Crosshairs

New York, NY
Jerusalem is not a beat for the journalistic faint of heart.  Depending on the day or the story, the people who cover the region are lambasted for being too pro-Israel, too pro-Arab, ignorant of history, ill-informed, shoddy liars and/or foolish dupes — by activists, governments, editors, readers …
Tuesday, August 3 2021 11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Close Encounters with Harvard Astrophysicist Avi Loeb

Close Encounters with Harvard Astrophysicist Avi Loeb

New York, NY
For decades, rumors and speculation about alien visitors have been chatter confined to crackpots, UFO hunters and Area 51 conspiracy theorists. But when the longest-serving chairman of the Astronomy Department at Harvard declares that we have clear clues that we’re not alone in the universe, it’s t…
Tuesday, July 27 2021 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
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