Jul

11 2024

Current Events Seminar with Professor Steve Rubin

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Rabbi Daveen Litwin
4134424360
dlitwin@jewishberkshires.org

The Current Events Seminar will focus on the latest world happenings. Participants will have an opportunity to examine and discuss topical and newsworthy national and international issues, problems, and possible solutions. For each session, the moderator will suggest readings, introduce relevant 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. (moderator) 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). 

Following the program, we will continue the conversation with a home-cooked lunch around our community table.  All are welcome! 

Advance lunch reservations are required and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.  Lunch is free for adults over 60 years of age.  A suggested donation of $3 is welcomed.   $7 for all others. 

Federation makes these programs possible through the generous support of our community.