2016-11-09 / Voice at the Shore

Shirat Hayam offers 92nd Street Y programs with Dershowitz, Ross, and Kushner

During November, Shirat Hayam is offering several recent and very relevant programs from the archives of the 92nd Street Y’s world-renowned speaker series. Topical, timely and thought provoking, these offerings are open to all community members who would like to gain a better understanding of the world around them. Tickets for each program, available at the door, cost $8.

The upcoming programs include “The US-Israel Relationship,” with Dennis Ross, Alan Dershowitz and Ethan Bronner on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and “Living Well, Aging Well,” with Harold S. Kushner, Rachel Cowan and Peter J. Rubinstein on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Both programs begin at 7 p.m. at Shirat Hayam in Ventnor (in the former Beth Judah building).

In The US-Israel Relationship program on Nov. 16, Dennis Ross and Alan Dershowitz will discuss how the U.S. relationship with Israel has evolved, and where we are now in the quest for peace in the Middle East, in a conversation moderated by Ethan Bronner. Dennis Ross has been a direct participant in shaping U.S. policy towards Israel and the Middle East for nearly 30 years—first in the George H. W. Bush administration, then as Bill Clinton’s Middle East Peace envoy and then as a special assistant to the president under Barack Obama. His new book is “Doomed to Succeed: The U.S. - Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama.” Alan Dershowitz has been a consultant to several presidential commissions and has advised presidents, UN officials, prime ministers, governors, senators and members of Congress.

In Living Well, Aging Well on Nov. 30, Harold S. Kushner and Rachel Cowan are featured in a program moderated by Peter J. Rubinstein. Harold Kushner is the author of “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” and 13 other landmark books, including a new title, “Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life.” He will be joined by Rachel Cowan, author of “Wise Aging,” for what is sure to be an inspiring and uplifting discussion about what it means to live a good life. Join these great thinkers as they discuss faith, life lessons, wise aging and other significant issues about which we should all be thinking. This program is part of The Future of Faith with Rabbi Rubinstein, a series of provocative, timely and enlightening talks about issues of faith. Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein is the Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life.

For more information on these programs, contact Shirat Hayam at (609) 822-7116. 

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