This past year, worldwide outrage followed the events at Charlie Hebdo and the kosher market in Paris. As #JeSuisCharlie flooded the twitter-sphere, the supermarket attack brought European anti-Semitism into sharp focus. It is a critical time to look at the challenges facing world Jewry. Is anti-Semitism on the rise? What can be done about it? And, perhaps most hauntingly, are the Jews of Europe still safe?
A panel of speakers will discuss answers to these questions at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Thursday, November 19 at 7:30pm. Leading the conversation will be Alan Solomont (pictured), former US Ambassador to Spain and Andora (2009-2013) and currently the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. Solomont has served on the boards of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, The New Israel Fund, Israel Policy Forum, Jewish Fund for Justice and J Street.
Panelists are Deborah Lipstadt, author of Denying the Holocaust (1993) and The Eichmann Trial (2011) and professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University; Diego Ornique, Europe Director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; and Andras Borgula, founder and director of the Jewish Golum Theatre in Budapest.
Anti-Semitism Today in Europe – Is it Safe for the Jews? is part of the Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series at the JCC – a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. Tickets are $18. Contact 617-965-5226, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bostonjcc.org/hotbuttons.
Event Location: Leventhal Sidman JCC
333 Nahanton St, Newton, Massachusetts, 02459
333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA 02459
$15.00 JCC member cost