14 2018

Current Affairs: Topics in Contemporary American & International Politics

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Current Affairs: Topics in Contemporary American and International Politics."  This course will meet once per month to discuss and explore current issues that influence our lives and society at large.  Topics will be chosen by the moderator in consultation with the class and in view of the issue's relevance.  Members will be encouraged to participate in discussions, expressing their views and opinions in a supportive and informal atmosphere.

Steven J. Rubin, professor emeritus of international studies and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, will present this program.  He is the author of numerous books and articles and frequently lectures both here and abroad on such topics as international anti-Semitism, Jewish history, popular culture and literature.  His radio play, "Dem Bums: The Rise and Demise of the Brooklyn Dodgers" was broadcast live on National Public Radio in December, 2017 and can be heard online.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.