LIVE from NY's 92nd Street Y

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World-class lectures, interviews and panel discussions broadcast LIVE via private webcast from NYC’s renowned 92nd Street Y to community organizations across North America!

Locations participate by submitting questions to speakers via email.

Brought to you by Temple Israel’s Adult & Family Education Committee in collaboration with Temple Israel’s Israel Affairs Committee

Upcoming: Sunday, April 10, 2016, 4:45pm
World Politics with Ralph Buultjens: Israel and its Neighbors
(arrive at 4:45pm for a PROMPT 5:00pm start)

For more than 15 years, 92Y audiences have relished the clarity and thoughtfulness Professor Ralph Buultjens brings to discussions of foreign affairs. Drawing on his vast knowledge and understanding of how conflicts in one part of the world affect peace in another, Buultjens offers insight you can’t find anywhere else. We are thrilled to bring Professor Buultjens’ lecture series in its entirety to our 92Y Live partner organizations for the first time ever.

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Note: These programs are being offered FREE for Temple Israel members. Admission is $10 for non-members, payable at the door. 


Past: Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, 7:15pm
Dennis Ross & Alan Dershowitz with Ethan Bronner
The US-Israel Relationship
(arrive at 7:15pm for a PROMPT 7:30pm start)

They're from opposite sides of the aisle, but equally expert when it comes to setting the record straight on Israel. Dennis Ross, who has been a direct participant in shaping US 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. Alan Dershowitz has been a consultant to several presidential commissions and has advised presidents, UN officials, prime ministers, governors, senators, and members of Congress. His latest book is The Case Against The Iran Deal: How Can We Now Stop Iran from Getting Nukes? Ethan Bronner, senior editor for international news at Bloomberg, moderates.

Past: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, 7:45pm
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Not in God’s Name - Confronting Religious Violence
(arrive at 7:45pm for a PROMPT 8:00pm start)

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, one of the most admired religious leaders of our time, delivers a major address on how we can understand and confront religious violence. In his powerful and timely new book, Not in God's Name, Rabbi Sacks tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism. If religion is perceived to be part of the problem, he argues, then it must also form part of the solution. To do this, according to Rabbi Sacks, you first have to understand the concept of "altruistic evil," of violence committed in the name of God. It is only by understanding our collective past that we will be able to build a better future, one where the three Abrahamic monotheisms — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — exist side-by-side in peace. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this major address by one of the world’s most highly regarded faith leaders.