Sunday Lecture Series

FEES FOR SUNDAY LECTURE SERIES WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE DOOR FOR EACH LECTURE. MEMBERS: $10:00, NON MEMBERS: $13.00 UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

October 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM
THE EFFECTS OF THE NORTH KOREAN NULCEAR CRISIS ON ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Dr. Eytan Gilboa
Eytan Gilboa has served in many prominent academic positions in Israel and the US including Professor of International Communication,and founder and first Director of both the School of Communication and the Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. He is also a senior research associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies, Chair of the Israeli Communication Association and founding Chair and Academic Director of the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum.
Presented in partnership with the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum
Location: Temple Torat Emet

November 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM
WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES DOESN’T TELL YOU ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST
Dr. Mitchell Bard
Dr. Bard is the Executive Director of the non-profit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and a foreign policy analyst who lectures frequently on U.S – Middle East Policy. Dr. Bard co-chairs the task force on BDS & Delegitimization for the global Form on Combatting Anti-Semitism created by the Israeli Foreigh Ministry is a member of a similar task force established by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.  In 2013, Dr. Bard was named one of the “top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life” by the Algemeiner newspaper.
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

December 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM
HOLOCAUST LESSONS IN GERMANY: FACING THE PAST WITH EYES ON THE FUTURE
Rabbi Stephen Fuchs
For the past three years, Rabbi Fuchs and his wife have spent ten weeks in Germany where together they taught about the Shoah in German high schools. In addition he conducted High Holy Day services, taught in synagogues and at the Abraham Geiger College in Berlin.  He has preached and taught in more than two dozen German churches, in most of which a Rabbi had never spoken before. He will speak about his experiences in Germany especially his visits to Leipzig where his late father grew up and was arrested on Kristallnacht. Rabbi Fuchs is the former president of World Union for Progressive Judaism and Rabbi Emeritus of congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, Connecticut. He currently serves as Rabbi of Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel Island, Florida.
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

January 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM
ISRAEL AT 70, JEWISH IDENTITY STILL MATTERS
Dr. Samuel M. Edelman
Dr. Edelman will be talking about the Palestinian attempts to De-Judaize Jerusalem and the Land of Israel and Countering the Anti-Israel propaganda machine. Dr. Edelman is one of the founding faculty of the new Academic Council for Israel and its executive director and a visiting professor of Israel Studies and Zionism at University of Miami. In addition he is one of the key academics fighting against BDS on campuses and in academic professional organizations.
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

February 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM
SARAH AROESTE IN CONCERT
Sarah Aroeste, inspired by her family’s Sephardic roots in Greece and Macedonia, has spent the last 15 years bringing her contemporary style of original and traditional Ladino music to audiences around the world.  She combines personal story-telling, Ladino history, and song in a joyous, interactive, “Sing-Talk” performance celebrating one of the many cultures of Israel.
Presented in partnership with the Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County.
Location: Temple Torat Emet

February 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM
AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS
Ambassador Ross has served as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George Bush, the special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton, and was a special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Presented in cooperation with the Florida Middle East Society. More details on how to obtain tickets will follow.
Location: Temple B’nai Israel in Boca Raton