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Rabbinic Heritage WeekendApril 24-25, 2021

Anti-Semitism Today: Jewish Vulnerability and Jewish Responsibility
A Conversation with Author and Journalist Peter Beinart

In an era of rising white nationalism and fierce debates about Israel, how do American Jews defend ourselves while also defending the rights of all people? 

If you were unable to attend this year's program, recordings of the sessions are available using the links  below:

Israel, the Palestinians, and What Constitutes Anti-Semitism

Recent U.S. Elections: What We Saw, What We Learned, and What we Can Do Now


Peter Beinart is Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, editor-at-large of Jewish Currents, a non-resident fellow at the Foundation for Middle Peace and writes The Beinart Notebook at Substack. He has spoken widely about anti-Semitism, Zionism, and other topics of Jewish interest.

Beinart has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, Newsweek, Slate, Reader’s Digest, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Polity, the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Studies Association. The Week magazine named him columnist of the year for 2004. In 2005, he delivered the Theodore H. White Lecture at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Beinart graduated from Yale University and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University. He became managing editor of the New Republic in 1995 and served as the magazine’s editor from 1999 to 2006.


The KAM Isaiah Israel Rabbinic Heritage Committee was established in 2017 with the merger of three existing committees that honored the memories of three beloved rabbis who served our congregation: Jacob J. Weinstein, Hayim Goren Perelmuter, and Arnold Jacob Wolf. All three rabbis were committed to dynamic Jewish principles of study, worship, and social justice. The Rabbinic Heritage Committee sponsors programs that enrich the life of the congregation and community in areas that inspired our rabbis, including Jewish thought and practice, social justice, Israel, interfaith understanding, the arts, and intergenerational activities focusing on Jewish teaching and learning. 

Committee Members: Cantor David Berger, Rona Brown, Deborah Epstein, Nina Helstein, Sidney Hollander, Judith Kossy, Ruth Levine, David Midgley, Kate Morrison, Nancy Perelmuter, Joan Pomaranc, Rabbi Frederick Reeves, Donna Rosenbush, Roberta Siegel, Nikki Stein, Grace Wolf

Wed, May 5 2021 23 Iyar 5781