Peter Beinart and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum in Conversation @ Congregation Beit Simchat Torah - CBST, New York [15 June]

Peter Beinart and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum in Conversation

19:30 - 21:00

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Congregation Beit Simchat Torah - CBST
130 W 30th Street, New York, New York 10001
Peter Beinart and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum in Conversation: 50 years since the Six Day War. 50 years of the Occupation.

Rabbi Kleinbaum and renowned writer Peter Beinart (@peterbeinart) will reflect on this milestone of Israeli history. What is the meaning of the Six Day War 50 years after it is over? How do conversations about Israel intersect with issues of LGBTQ politics and identity? What impact is the Trump presidency having on Israel and American Jewish politics? What impact is this having on the soul of our people? What has been the impact of the 50 years of occupation? Where are we as a people? How should we respond to rising tide of anti-Semitism? This will be an evening of exploration and understanding, rooted in CBST’s mission of Building a Bold, Spiritual Community of Resistance and Love. Everyone is welcome. All political points of view are necessary!

CBST's ongoing conversations seek to elevate our understandings and celebrate the strength we gain as a community from the broad array of opinions we hold, with care and respect.

Opening remarks: David Chapman, CBST Vice President and Associate Director,
Programs & Partnerships, NY / Tri-State Region, New Israel Fund

Closing remarks: Rabbi Reuven Greenvald, CBST member and Director of Israel Engagement, Union of Reform Judaism

Peter Beinart is Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is also a Contributor to The Atlantic, a Senior Columnist at The Forward and a CNN Political Commentator.

His first book, The Good Fight, was published by HarperCollins in 2006. His second book, The Icarus Syndrome, was published by HarperCollins in 2010. His third, The Crisis of Zionism, was published by Times Books in 2012.

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 gave the Theodore H. White lecture at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

He has appeared on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Charlie Rose,” “Meet the Press,” “The Colbert Report” and many other television programs.

Beinart graduated from Yale University, winning a Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at Oxford University. After graduating from University College, Oxford, Beinart became The New Republic's managing editor in 1995. He became senior editor in 1997, and from 1999 to 2006 served as the magazine’s Editor.
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