3 2022

Current Events Seminar with Dr. Steve Rubin

10:45AM - 11:45AM  

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

Contact Rabbi Daveen Litwin

Please note:  Proof of vaccination for those eligible is required. Masks are optional but encouraged.

Following the Israeli parliamentary elections (the fifth in three years) and anticipating the US congressional elections, The Current Events Seminar will give participants an opportunity to examine and discuss topical and newsworthy national and international issues. For each session, the moderator will suggest readings, introduce topics, and offer discussion questions. The seminar will be conducted throughout in a collaborative and collegial manner, with all participants encouraged to voice their opinions. 

Steve Rubin, Ph.D. is professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. His op-eds and opinion essays have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Berkshire Eagle, Tampa Bay Times, The South Florida Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, and The Hartford Courant, among others. He is the editor of several anthologies, including Celebrating the Jewish Holidays: Poems, Stories, Essays (Brandeis University Press), Telling and Remembering: A Century of American Jewish Poets (Beacon Press), and Writing Our Lives: Autobiographies of American Jews (Jewish Publication Society). 

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 $3 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.