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American Jewish Personalities We Should Know

May 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Passover reminds us of the importance of 4 children. Learn about 4 (or more!) important American Jewish personalities who made an impact not only on the Jewish world but on the larger world. By looking at people in areas such as law, medicine, politics, literature, finance, and more, we can explore “what makes us tick as a Jewish people, how did the Jewishness of these individuals influence the world, and how does this impact each of us and our behavior?”  Coordinated by Community Learning Committee Chair, Fred Molod, presentations will be made by members of the congregation.

Wednesdays February 8 (Jews in Social Activism- studying Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Rabbi Amy Eilberg, and Louis B. Marshall); March 8 (Jews who made their Jewishness public, studying Abraham Cahan, Sandy Koufax, Menachem Schneerson, and Barbra Streisand; April 5 (studying Jews in Science including Jonas Salk and others) & Tuesday, May 16 (American Jews who contributed to the growth of Israel by studying Louis Brandeis, Henrietta Szold, and studying Senator Charles Schumer and Rep. Jerry Nadler). All presentations will begin at 7 pm and include a thoughtful discussion amongst attendees.


May 16, 2017
7:00 pm
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