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Rabbinic Heritage Weekend

March 13 - March 14, 2020

The Rabbinic Heritage Committee invites you to a weekend of learning at KAM Isaiah Israel about...



Featuring Author and Journalist PETER BEINART

Schedule of Events


6:30 PM Shabbat Dinner-Reservations are required. Please register for the dinner online or call 773.924.1234 by Wednesday, March 11.
7:30 PM Shabbat Service
8:20 PM The Recent Resurgence of Anti-Semitism and Why We Are Concerned (Oneg Shabbat, sponsored by the Rabbinic Heritage Committee, will follow the presentation.)

SATURDAY, March 14*

10:00 AM Shabbat Service
11:15 AM Why Anti-Zionism Isn't (Necessarily) Anti-Semitism
12:30 PM Luncheon- Reservations are required. No charge; lunch is underwritten by the Rabbinic Heritage Committee. Please register for the luncheon online or call 773.924.1234 by Wednesday, March 11.
1:30 PM Why the American Debate About Israel Is Really a Debate About America

* Childcare available with advance notice by Wednesday, March 11.

About Peter Beinart

We are happy to welcome Peter Beinart back to KAM Isaiah Israel. He last joined us in October 2012 for presentations and discussions about The Crisis of Zionism.

Peter Beinart is Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is the author of The Good Fight, The Icarus Syndrome, and The Crisis of Zionism. He is also a contributor to the Atlantic, a CNN political commentator, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. 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

Sat, February 22 2020 27 Sh'vat 5780