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Sunday, March 7, 2021

JJ STREAMING GUIDE

Mar. 2 – Mar. 9

Jewish Journal wants to keep you educated and informed. At this time when most venues are closed, we offer our new Curated Streaming Guide to provide readers with easy access to Jewish interest educational opportunities around the world.
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Tuesday, March 2

CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: WOMEN INSPIRING WOMEN
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center presents the first Jewish female to be elected to the US Congress from Florida, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She has represented the state’s 23rd congressional district since 2005 and is the former Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She is a tireless advocate for issues important to women and girls and the author of For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems.  In conversation with Abigail Pogrebin. Mar. 6, 8:30 am, PST. Free.  https://streicker-center-spring-2021.ticketleap.com/debbie-wasserman-schultz/dates/Mar-02-2021_at_1130AM

THE STATE OF DEMOCRACY 2021: A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID BROOKS AND ROBERT SIEGEL
Now that we are almost halfway through the Biden Administration’s first 100 days, what is the current state of our democracy? Will Democrats and Republicans be able to put their differences aside and work together? What is the fallout from January 6th? Can Americans come back together again?  Join New York Times columnist David Brooks in conversation with Robert SiegelMoment Magazine special literary contributor and former senior host of NPR’s All Things Considered. Mar. 2, 1:30 pm, PST. Free. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_97uYS4nhQ_iGXV1bfmOmIg

LEGACIES: DANIEL LIBESKIND
Legacies is a new Museum of Jewish Heritage program series which highlights notable figures who have a connection to Jewish heritage, identity, and the Holocaust. Daniel Libeskind is an international figure in architecture and urban design and renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings. His work includes the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, as well as the master plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Join Libeskind and Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic, for a conversation about Libeskind’s life and legacy. Mar. 2, 4:00 pm, PST. Suggested $10.00 donation. https://mjhnyc.org/events/legacies-daniel-libeskind/

JUDAISM & CIVIL SOCIETY: LANGUAGE AND RACISM IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY
Examine the role of language in racism, which can be found in many sectors of society, from education to employment, from housing to media. Through Disney movie clips and experiments on accents, interrogate the notions of “standard language” and “grammaticality” with a focus primarily on African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans, and attention to other groups, including Jews. Sarah Bunin Benor, Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, HUC/Los Angeles with Jared Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of Jews in ALL Hues. Andrew Rehfeld, HUC President, Moderator. Presented in partnership of HUC and Lilithmagazine. Mar. 2, 2:30 pm. PST. Free. https://huc-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jTvrPU38RZSvtylyaja0mQ

ROOTED AND RELEVANT: 21ST CENTURY JEWISH LIFE
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many changes in Jewish (and general) life. Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., will draw on her experience as an American Jewish historian and leader of the Reconstructionist movement to reflect on continuities, adjustments, and radical disruptions of the past year. The first woman rabbi to head a Jewish congregational union and a Jewish seminary, Rabbi Waxman became president of Reconstructing Judaism, the central organization of the Reconstructionist Movement in 2014. Presented by the Haberman Institute. Mar. 2, 4:30 pm, PST. Free. https://www.habermaninstitute.org/events-2021-spring/2021/1/25/is-there-a-jewish-continuity-crisis-4ch4a-llw4k

SHANKAR VEDANTAM: THE POWER AND PARADOX OF THE SELF-DECEIVING BRAIN
Most people would agree that lies and self-deception can do terrible harm to our lives, to our communities, and to the planet. But in Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain, Shankar Vedantam–host of the Hidden Brain podcast–argues that, paradoxically, deceiving ourselves and others can also play a vital role in human success and well-being. Lies explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don’t, and why some nations and tribes hold together while others splinter. Vedantam will be in conversation with David Greene, former host of Morning Edition and Up First on NPR. Presented by Sixth & I. https://www.jccsf.org/event/shankar-vedantam/

BEBA EPSTEIN: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF AN ORDINARY GIRL
The YIVO Online Museum’s inaugural exhibition, Beba Epstein: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Girl, uses the true story of Beba Epstein, a girl born in Vilna in 1922 who survived the Holocaust, to explore East European Jewish life in the 20th century. The museum’s innovative, interactive storytelling contextualizes over two hundred artifacts from the YIVO Archives. Join us for a discussion celebrating this exhibition featuring Beba Epstein’s son, Michael Leventhal, scholar Antony Polonsky, museum chief curator Karolina Ziulkoski, and YIVO’s Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Brent. The discussion will be moderated by Gal Beckerman (The New York Times Book Review). Mar. 2, 11:00 am, PST. Free. https://www.yivo.org/Beba-2021

A SYMPOSIUM MARKING THE 100TH YEAR SINCE THE PASSING OF A.D. GORDON
Nearly a century since his passing, the life and work of Aharon David Gordon (1856-1922) have drawn renewed attention. One of the most original of Zionism’s foundational thinkers, Gordon moved in his mid-40s from Russia to Palestine, where by day he worked as an agricultural laborer, and by night wrote penetrating essays on the meaning of Jewish national – natural revival. Yet Gordon’s significance looms much larger than his status as a revered icon of Labor Zionism. This major figure is little-known in the English-speaking world. This symposium will open a window to the man, his times and legacies, and hopefully open participants’ horizons too. Discussants: Ari AckermanYehudah Mirsky, Einat RamonEugene Sheppard. Organized by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Mar. 2, 9:00 am, PST. Free. https://www.brandeis.edu/israel-center/events/index.html#gordon

Wednesday, March 3

THE CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART SCENE: PAINTING WITH TIGIST YOSEPH-RON
CSP presents the first of a three-part series examining the current Israeli art scene. The session will include 40 minutes of introduction by program curator Shirel Horovitz, and 20 minutes of conversation with the artist. This week we focus on the works of Tigist Yoseph-Ron. From her works in illustration all the way to the expressive charcoal drawings comprising her current solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, we explore the relationship between her art and her personal story, the Ethiopian community and the art scene at large. Born in Gondar, Ethiopia in 1977, Yoseph-Ron made aliyah in 1984 in Operation Moses. March 3, 10:00 am, PST. Free.  https://mailchi.mp/12241103f8b3/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5898152

NICOLE KRAUSS: WOMEN ON THE MOVE
In her stunning new collection of short stories, To Be a Man, award-winning author Nicole Krauss explores the often-tumultuous journeys of men as fathers, lovers, husbands, friends, children and seducers. As she travels the world through her male characters, she paints a vivid portrait of the tenacity of social expectations of maleness and what it means to be a woman among men. Best known for her four novels, including Forest Dark and Great House, Nicole Krauss has written for The New YorkerThe AtlanticEsquire and Harper’s.  Presented by the Streiker Center. Mar. 3, 8:00 am, PST. Free. https://streicker.nyc/events/nicole-krauss-women-on-the-move

CHARLES M. BLOW: MANIFESTO FOR ENDING WHITE SUPREMACY
Charles M. Blow is tired of waiting for violence against Black Americans to cease, for the promise of equality to become a reality. In The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto, he issues a call to action for Black Americans to amass the political power needed to topple white supremacy.  And he will join the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center to discuss his disillusionment . . . and his hope. An op-ed columnist for the New York Times, Blow is the author of the memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which has been adapted for the operatic stage and will open the Metropolitan Opera’s season in September. Moderated by Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson. Mar. 3, 3:30 pm, PST. Free. https://streicker.nyc/events/charles-m-blow

Thursday, March 4

SHARED DREAMS: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY 
A discussion of Black-Jewish Unity from the Civil Rights Era to Today from the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance with Guest Speakers Marc Morial (President and CEO of the National Urban League), Rabbi Marc Schneier, (Founder & President of Foundation of Ethic Understanding), and Senator Cory Booker (US Senator, New Jersey). Moderated by David Suissa, (Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the Jewish Journal) Mar. 4, 11:00 am, PST. Free. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_grJGaV34QDaV9qy66XHrQQ 

THE JEWISHNESS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN
New York’s West End Synagogue presents Professor Barry Seldes, the author of Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician, who will speak on How Bernstein gave expression to his Jewishness through his compositions for concert hall, Broadway stage, and orchestral conducting. Mar. 4, 4:30 pm, PST. Free. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErf-igqT8jG9dvW8qF9lQUXSY26BDD3PKj

GEOGRAPHIES OF THE SOUL: MARJORIE AGOSÍN AND RUTH BEHAR ON MEMORY, IDENTITY, AND STORYTELLING
Two award-winning, Jewish, Latina writers, Marjorie Agosín and Ruth Behar, come together to discuss their creative writing as poets, memoirists, fiction writers, and, most recently, authors of, respectively, the young adult novels The Maps of Memory and Letters from Cuba. Join them at the Yiddish Book Center for a lively conversation about their spiritual and literary ties to their homelands—Agosín was raised in Chile and Behar was born in Cuba—and how their thinking about memory, identity, and storytelling has allowed them to address difficult topics such as loss, trauma, violence, social justice, immigration, and the search for home. Mar. 4, 4:00 pm. PST. Free. https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events-and-store/virtual-public-programs-calendar

BEHIND THE SPECTACLE: JEWS, CIRCUSES, AND NAZI GERMANY
Circuses were a popular form of entertainment in Nazi Germany and across Europe in the decades leading up to World War II. Jewish circus artists helped shape the industry in the late 19th century, and some—including a Jewish acrobat named Irene Danner—were saved by circuses during the Holocaust. Join the Museum of Jewish History for a program exploring the lives and legacies of Jewish circus artists between 1860 and 1945 with Stav Meishar, a stage artist and educator who has created and performed The Escape Act, a one-woman show based on Danner’s story, and Dr. Marline Otte, Associate Professor of History at Tulane University. Mar. 4, 11:00 am, PST. $10.00 suggested donation. https://mjhnyc.org/events/behind-the-spectacle-jews-circuses-and-nazi-germany/

RECOVERING THE LAND: JEWISH-ISRAELI SETTLERS’ AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PURSUITS IN THE ISRAELI SOUTH
Shai M. Dromi is a Lecturer on Sociology at Harvard University. His research looks at how moral beliefs affect political and organizational dynamics. His recent book, Above the Fray: The Red Cross and the Making of the Humanitarian NGO Sector, examined the role of religion in international aid organizations. He has also published and researched on the Jewish-Israeli settler movement during and after the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. Presented by BrandeisUniversity. March 4, 9:00 am, PST. Free. https://www.brandeis.edu/israel-center/events/seminars.html

JUDAISM & CIVIL SOCIETY: RACE AND IDENTITY TODAY
Probe the pressing concerns of our civic life today, including race and identity, elections, prison reform, and religious voices on social justice issues in Judaism & Civil Society. All sessions in this HUC series are moderated by President Andrew Rehfeld. Kerwin K. Charles, Ph.D. Indra K. Nooyi, Frederic D. Wolfe, Yale School of Management. Join a stimulating conversation about the impact of earnings and wealth inequality, the intergenerational transmission of economic status, race and gender labor discrimination, housing instability, and job loss on today’s society. Mar. 4, 2:30pm, PST.  https://huc-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jTvrPU38RZSvtylyaja0mQ

WALTER ISAACSON: THE CODE BREAKER
The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race is author Walter Isaacson’s gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies. After helping to discover CRISPR, Doudna became a leader in wrestling with these moral issues and, with her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, won the Nobel Prize in 2020. Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of many popular biographies. In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium. Mar. 4, 5:00 pm, PST. $11.00. https://www.jccsf.org/event/walter-isaacson/

MAME-LOSHN: YIDDISH FUTURES 
CSP explores the contemporary landscapes of Yiddish, from Hasidic speakers to Yiddish on stage, screen, and online.  In its 1,000-plus-year history, the Yiddish language has been called many things, including the tender name mameloshen. Linguistically, it refers to the language spoken by Ashkenazi Jews — Jews from Central and Eastern Europe, and their descendants. This is the fifth in a five-part series with Prof. Justin Cammy, one of the world’s leading scholars of Yiddish literature and culture Mar. 4, 12:30 pm, PST. Free.https://mailchi.mp/de35c232b575/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-4594008

THE GOOD NAZI: POST-FILM DISCUSSION WITH FILM DIRECTOR YARON NISKI AND AUTHOR MICHAEL GOOD
Classrooms Without Borders is excited to offer the opportunity to watch the film “The Good Nazi”and engage in a post-film discussion with the film’s director, Yaron Niski, author Michael Goodand CWB scholar Avi Ben Hur. During the Holocaust, a Nazi major named Karl Plagge, arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania as part of the occupation force. Plagge decided to save Jews, rather than murder them. On the surface, he was commandant of a forced labor camp called “HKP”. In reality, he was sheltering hundreds of Jewish families. By the end, many were saved in hiding places dug into the ground and carved into the walls. The film tracks this story and the story of a child survivor of the camp and an American physician, whose mother was saved by Major Plagge. Mar, 4, 12:00 pm, PST. https://classroomswithoutborders.org/the-good-nazi/

CORY BOOKER AND MARK GERSON: THE HAGGADAH’S LESSONS FOR LIFE
Beneath the Four Questions and Ten Plagues in the Haggadah lie gems of overlooked wisdom about navigating life — about freedom and blessings, but also about parenthood, forgiveness, memory, goodness, false humility and the meaning of history. In preparation for Passover — and for finding the path to a more meaningful existence — Mark Gerson, author of The Telling: How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life, will plumb the text with Senator Cory Booker. Mark Gerson is chair of United Hatzalah and of African Mission Healthcare Foundation, which supports the work of Christian medical missionaries. Mar. 4, 3:30 pm, PST. Free. https://streicker.nyc/events/beyond-the-exodus-the-haggadahs-lessons-for-life

JULIA TURSHEN IN CONVERSATION WITH ANTONI POROWSKI
Home cook Julia Turshen’s approach to food is about so much more than putting dinner on the table—it is about love, community, connection, and nourishment of the body and soul. In Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food, Turshen offers foolproof recipes for more nutritious takes on the simple, comforting meals for which she’s known. With practical chapters such as weeknight go-tos, make-ahead mains, vegan one-pot meals, chicken recipes, easy baked goods, and more, Simply Julia provides satisfying options comprised of accessible and affordable ingredients.  Presented by Sixth and I Synagogue. Mar. 4, 4:00 pm, PST. $10.00 https://www.sixthandi.org/event/julia-turshen/

 

Sunday, March 7

PERSPECTIVES ON THE GLOBAL JEWISH MOVEMENT FOR REFUGEES
Join HIAS for an afternoon conversation about how global Jewish communities are making a tremendous difference in the lives of refugees, asylum seekers, and the forcibly displaced. We’ll hear from colleagues at HIAS and other organizations working in collaboration with Jewish communities in Europe, Canada, Latin America, and the United States in support of and in solidarity with displaced people, and explore how the emergent global Jewish movement for refugees is evolving. Mar. 7, 10:30 pm, PST. Free. https://www.hias.org/get-involved/events/zooming-perspectives-global-jewish-movement-refugees?utm_medium=email&utm_source=hias.org&utm_campaign=events&utm_content=Reminder:+Celebrate+Refugee+Shabbat+with+HIAS

 

NEW YORK: “THE GREATEST JEWISH CITY IN THE WORLD”
20th-century New York City was arguably the greatest ‘Jewish city’ in history, and CSP’s three-part series will explore in turn the three key reasons for its significance. Following the historic immigration of over two million East European Jews to America, New York’s interwar Jewish population made up fully one quarter of the city’s inhabitants. The resulting residential concentration fostered both intensive neighborhood life and remarkable cultural vitality; and created an urban crucible from which both the reality and the stereotype of the ‘New York Jew’ came into worldwide prominence. Dr. David E. Kaufman is a scholar and teacher of American Jewish history and a lifelong Jewish educator.  Mar. 7, 12:00 pm, PST. Free. https://mailchi.mp/c1b478a49ad4/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5898532

“RBG”: FILM AND DISCUSSION: WITH PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE DAVID WECHT
Screen the film, RBG, and discover the exceptional life and career of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Then tune in to a Classrooms Without Borders discussion with Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David Wecht, award winning employment litigator Ann-Marie Ahern, and Professor Jonathan Entin, a former law clerk of Justice Ginsburg and Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University- moderated by attorney Courtney Cardin. Mar. 7, 1:00 pm, PST. Free. https://classroomswithoutborders.org/rbg/

OLD SAN FRANCISCO IN JEWISH AMERICAN FICTION: EMMA WOLF’S HEIRS OF YESTERDAY
Back in print for the first time in over a century, Emma Wolf’s 1900 novel, Heirs of Yesterday, is a love story featuring middle-class Jewish characters, set against the backdrop of Old San Francisco. One of the earliest Jewish novelists in the United States, the book explores topics such as familial loyalty, American individualism, and genteel anti-Semitism. The Jewish Community Library presents co-editors Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan who will share their journey to recover Wolf’s literary legacy and discuss how Wolf’s life and work were shaped by the rise of Reform Judaism in late nineteenth-century California and by national controversies over the depiction of Jewish identity in American fiction. Mar. 7, 2:00 pm, PST. Free. https://jewishlearning.works/event/emma-wolf/?event_date=2021-03-07

ISRAEL AND THE ABAYUDAYA COMMUNITY
The Abayudaya Jews of Uganda seek equality and inclusion in Israel, in the global Jewish community and, in the Zionist community. In Israel they face ongoing discrimination and legal challenges in their quest for full recognition by the State. Join Masorti Foundation to explore this subject with special guest speaker, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the first native-born, ordained, Black rabbi in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also the first chief rabbi of the Abayuda in Uganda, a member of the Ugandan Parliament and a Grammy award nominee. Rabbi Sizomu studied at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in LA where he was ordained in 2008. Mar. 7, 9:00 am, PST. Free. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKhAxdpVF3TP6wfUE9bobifRxDCc_QXXXOZLa_PjxtlkcP2w/viewform

FINDING YOUR WAY OM: INSPIRATION FOR THE SOUL
A webinar of inspired conversation with Temple of the Arts Rabbi David Baron, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Drew Pinsky and virtuoso violinist, Lili Hadyn.  Join us as we explore the Keys to Emergence on how to transcend these challenging feelings of isolation, loneliness, heightened addictions and fragmentation during the pandemic with uplifting solutions for embracing renewed hope and finding that glimmer of light in enhancing the quality of everyday life so that each of us can find our own way OM. Mar. 7, 2:00 pm, PST. Free. http://bit.ly/3kiHim2

Monday, March 8

THE SELF, THE OTHER, AND GOD IN 20TH CENTURY JEWISH PHILOSOPHY: COHEN, BUBER, AND LEVINAS
What is the relationship between our self and the other, and where does our relationship to the other Other—God—fit in? Modern Jewish philosophers, including Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, and Emmanuel Levinas placed the intersubjective relationship—the relationship between persons–at the center of their thinking. Join Dr. Yonatan Brafman from JTS to explore their reflections—their similarities and differences—in order to grapple with its implications for Jewish ethics. Mar. 8, 11:00 am, PST. Free. http://www.jtsa.edu/spring-learning-series

Tuesday, March 9

CHEF JAKE COHEN: JEW-ISH—REINVENTED RECIPES
When you think of Jewish food, a few classics probably come to mind: chicken soup with matzah balls, challah, maybe a babka. But as food writer and self-described “nice Jewish boy” Jake Cohen demonstrates in his debut cookbook, Jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch, Jewish food is so much more. Cohen reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband’s Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer fresh takes for a whole new generation of eaters. Mar. 9, 4:00 pm, PST. $10.00 https://www.sixthandi.org/talks-entertainment/

JUDAISM & WOMEN: INFERTILITY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Through biblical and ancient texts and archaeological finds, explore the reality of infertility as experienced in antiquity by many women and the ways in which they faced this difficult hurdle. While the methods employed to undo infertility might be surprising to the contemporary audience, the pain and struggles faced by ancient women still find resonance today. HUC, in partnership with Lilith Magazine presents Kristine Henriksen Garroway, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, for this discussion. Mar. 9, 3:00 pm,, PST. Free. http://huc.edu/huc-connect-2021-calendar-view#month

INSIDE THE DARK AND THE SURREAL WORLD OF ETGAR KERET
Join CSP for a conversation between Rabbi Elie Spitz of Congregation B’nai Israel in Tustin, California and Etgar Keret, an internationally acclaimed Israeli writer and filmmaker, about Keret’s writing and film projects, his approach to storytelling and his penchant for the absurd. Equal parts Franz Kafka and Kurt Vonnegut, and suffused with inimitable and absurdist hilarity, Etgar Keret is a singular voice in contemporary literature. His short stories, at once dark and delightfully comedic, capture human experience in all of its inspiring beauty and perplexing shortcomings and bewitch readers with their surreal worlds. Mar. 9, 12:30 pm, PST. Free.
JUSTICE, TRUTH, AND MEMORY IN JEWISH ARGENTINA
After World War II, Argentina became home to one of the world’s largest communities of Holocaust survivors at the same time as the country provided refuge to many former Nazis. Today, this complex legacy of the Holocaust interacts with other legacies of violence in Argentina, including the 1976 to 1983 dictatorship and the 1994 AMIA bombing. Explore Jewish issues in Argentina in this program from the Museum of Jewish History, co-presented with the Museo del Holocausto de Buenos Aires. Speakers: Dr. Natasha Zaretsky, cultural anthropologist, New York University, Diana Wang, Argentinian therapist and writer, and Ruth Messinger, longtime New York political leader and former President of American Jewish World Service. Mar. 9, 2:00 pm, PST. $10.00 suggested donation. https://mjhnyc.org/events/justice-truth-and-memory-in-jewish-argentina/
 
THE HOLOCAUST IN LATIN AMERICA: A CONVERSATION WITH ILAN STAVANS AND ANDRES SPOKOINY
Much attention is focused on anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States, but many Latin American countries also have a troubled history when it comes to their Jews. Learn about the continent’s checkered history when it comes to the Holocaust and Nazis as well as recent manifestations of anti-Semitism with Mexican American writer and scholar Ilan Stavans and Andres Spokoiny, president and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network, who grew up in Argentina. Presented by Moment Magazine. Mar. 9, 1:30 pm, PST. Free. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D46jYDf9QVSvoh0OhxEDdg
 
LEONARD LAUDER: THE COMPANY I KEEP
92nd Street Y presents Leonard Lauder, Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies, for a conversation with Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein about Mr. Lauder’s extraordinary career and personal story — and his new memoir, The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty. Having helped his mother transform the company she formed in 1946 into an iconic global beauty company, Mr. Lauder took the lessons he learned from growing up in New York City during the Great Depression into a remarkable 60-year career and life in philanthropic giving. Mar. 9, 3:00 pm, PST. Free. https://www.92y.org/event/leonard-lauder-and-peter-rubinstein?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=Email_Talks_022321&utm_campaign=Talks022321&mcSID=751688
 
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