Speaker Series 5779

Elisha Waldman,
This Narrow Space

A memoir both bittersweet and inspiring by an American pediatric oncologist who spent seven years in Jerusalem treating children—Israeli Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and Palestinian Arabs from the West Bank and Gaza—who had all been diagnosed with cancer.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

At 6:30 P.M. – A special opportunity to meet Dr. Waldman. Wine and hors d’oeuvre will be served.

$45 per person admission to this event. Admission is limited and first come first served. Admission has been extended until January 14th.

At 7:30 PM – Dr. Waldman will speak about his book, This Narrow Space. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.

Samantha Baskind,
The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture

On the eve of Passover, April 19, 1943, Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto staged a now legendary revolt against their Nazi oppressors. Since that day, the deprivation and despair of life in the ghetto and the dramatic uprising of its inhabitants have captured the American cultural imagination. The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture looks at how this place and its story have been remembered in fine art, film, television, radio, theater, fiction, poetry, and comics.

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Idra Novey,
Those Who Knew

When a young woman ends up dead, Lena must revisit her revisits her fraught history with the senator she suspects of the crime. A taut, timely novel about a powerful politician and the group of misfits who finally bring him down.

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Jonathan Weisman,
(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump

In (((Semitism))), Weisman explores the disconnect between his own sense of Jewish identity and the expectations of his detractors and supporters. He delves into the rise of the Alt Right, their roots in older anti-Semitic organizations, the odd ancientness of their grievances—cloaked as they are in contemporary, techy hipsterism—and their aims—to spread hate in a palatable way through a political structure that has so suddenly become tolerant of their views.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019