2016 Season Program
Everett Jewish Life Center Announces Its 2016 Program
The Program Committee of the Everett Jewish Life Center is preparing for an extraordinary 2016 season with an outstanding program of distinguished speakers, a first rate film series and a vibrant Yiddish language conversation program. In 2015, the Everett Center had record -breaking attendance with audiences frequently spilling onto the street. Throughout the season the Center was a buzz with discussions of inter-faith, political and cultural issues. The “Movie and a Nosh” event that was so successful last year will happen again in 2016. New in 2016 will be post- film discussions on Sundays of selected films that are part of the Jewish Film Series. Improvements to the Everett Center in 2016 will be a larger screen in the library to view films and lectures, and an additional porch monitor so that everyone will have full visual and audio access to the talks within the center. Other significant technological improvements are being made to the Everett Center’s sound system.
The 2016 distinguished speakers are:
Dr. Steven Katz
June 27 - 3:30 P.M.: Rethinking Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust
June 28 - 12:15 P.M.: Saving Jews during the Holocaust
Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor
July 4 - 3:30 P.M.: Chutzpah to Chidush: A Century of Yiddish-Influenced English in America
July 5 - 12:15 P.M.: Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism
Book Signing: July 5 - 1:15 P.M.
“Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism”
Dr. Steven Windmueller
July 6 - 12:15 P.M.: Are Jews Becoming Republicans: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Jewish Vote
Book Signing: July 6 - 1:15 P.M.
“The Quest for Power: A Study in Jewish Political Behavior and Practice”
July 11 - 3:30 P.M.: Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk
July 12 - 12:15 P.M.: Freedom Illuminated: Understanding The Szyk Haggadah
Book Signing: July 11 - 4:30 P.M.
“The Szyk Haggadah”
“The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk”
July 18 - 3:30 P.M.: What Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address Teaches Us About Lincoln’s Religious Worldview – and Our OwnJuly 19 - 12:15 P.M.: Applied Jewish Wisdom: Jewish Values in Charitable Giving
Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner
July 25 - 3:30 P.M.: Eve Exposed
July 26 - 12:15 P.M.: Are We Bound by the Binding of Isaac?
August 1 - 3:30 P.M.: Choices Ahead: Defining the Future of Israel and its relationship with the American Jewish community
August 2 - 12:15 P.M.: What Can be Done to Save the Two - State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
August 3 - 12: 15 P.M.: The New Jewish Community
Dr. Shai Feldman
August 8 - 3:30 P.M.: The Chaotic Middle East: Impact on Israel's National Security
August 9 - 12:15 P.M.: Israel, the U.S., and the New Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities
August 10 - 12:15 P.M.: 2016 March of the Living (Auschwitz to Birkenau) :Personal Reflections
Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes
August 15 - 3:30 P.M.: American Intervention in the Middle East: What Have We Learned?August 16 - 12:15 P.M.: Slouching Toward Bethlehem: What Future for the Middle East
August 22 - 3:30 P.M.: If Only Stones Could Speak: Gentrification, Israeli Style