Political and Geopolitical

Political and Geopolitical

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Political and Geopolitical
  • Dialogue with Richard Haass

    Dr. Richard Haass will share his insights on current global issues and how we can better understand and relate to them. Dr. Haass is in his twentieth year as President of the Council on Foreign Relations, an institution dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and ...

  • Back to the Polls: Breaking Down the Israeli Election

    As Israelis head back to the polls on November 1 for the fifth time in three years, David Halperin, CEO of Israel Policy Forum, will discuss with Rabbi Cosgrove, who the key players are, what to look out for in this round of voting, and what’s at stake.

    David A. Halperin is the chief executi...

  • Election Results: What's Next for Israel?

    As the results in the latest Israeli election are called and the majority parties attempt to form a new government, what does this mean for the future of Israeli politics and society? Times of Israel correspondent Jacob Magid and Rabbi Zuckerman discuss the wide-ranging impacts of this election b...

  • Period. End of Sentence.

    Learn about the critical issue of menstrual care access and education.

    In the US and worldwide, millions of girls and women around the world face an end to their education and career advancement because of stigma surrounding menstruation and lack of access to safe and clean products. Award winni...

  • Containing Multitudes: Gender, Identity, and Judaism

    In celebration of Pride Month, Dr. Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor at Yeshiva University, joined in discussion with Rabbi Cosgrove on gender, faith, and how Jewish communities can affirm diverse identities. A celebrated poet, Dr. Ladin has a unique approach to tackling questions...

  • Hatred on Trial: Justice in Charlottesville and Beyond

    This past fall, plaintiffs injured during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA took many of the white supremacists involved to trial. The jury ultimately found the defendants responsible for substantive state offenses and liable for millions in damages. Hear two key perspectives on th...

  • Helping Ukraine's Masorti Community

    Alisa “Tzipi” Zilbershtein is a senior rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary who has lived in Kyiv, Ukraine. During services, Zilbershtein shared how the current situation affects the Jewish communities there and how we can help.

  • Discussion: Ukraine Briefing with Dr. Richard Haass and Rabbi Cosgrove

    Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, will break down the latest events in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, its impact on the region, and the ripple effects throughout the world.

  • When Crisis Hits: Supporting the Jewish Community in Ukraine

    Last Friday during services, JDC CEO Ariel Zwang spoke about the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine – made ever more urgent by the events of the past few days – and discussed how the JDC is mobilizing to support the Jewish communities across the country.

  • Danielle Butin (UJA Shabbat 2022)

    We celebrate our long-standing relationship with UJA-Federation of NY with our annual UJA Shabbat, featuring remarks from guest speaker Danielle Butin, Founder and CEO of the Afya Foundation.

  • Roe V. Wade: What's at Stake?

    Madeline Gomez, Hillary Schneller, and Rabbi Koffman.

    In December, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a Mississippi law that makes most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The case is considered a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, setting the stage for what could be the most conseque...

  • Master of the Game

    Looking back on the last two decades of efforts and frustrations since the last US-brokered peace agreement in the Middle East, Martin Indyk returns to the origins of American diplomacy in the region, led by Henry Kissinger. Using newly available documents from American and Israeli archives, exte...

  • Confronting Homelessness in New York City

    Explore the circumstances that leave people homeless and how our society got to this point; confront the tension between compassion and self-interest when we see homelessness on the street; and discuss where we go from here.

    Linda Gibbs is Principal for Social Services at Bloomberg Associates an...

  • The Will to See: Dispatches from a World of Misery and Hope

    Experience reflections from Bernard-Henri Lévy on the international hotspots and human rights issues that call us to urgent, active response.

  • Rebuilding A New NYC

    In our fall lecture series, we're reflecting on the many ways we create and foster "home," from our houses to our synagogue to our communities. As a congregation in NYC, we'll explore the concept of our city as our home. After a turbulent year, what does it mean to rebuild New York and strengthen...

  • X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II

    The men of X Troop were a secret commando unit of young Jewish refugees who were trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat to deliver decisive blows against the Nazis. In her book X Troop: The Secret Commandos of WWII, acclaimed scholar Leah Garrett draws on extensive original research, ...

  • JCC Krakow Director On Ukraine Refugees

    We welcomed guest speaker Jonathan Ornstein, Executive Director of the JCC of Krakow, who spoke about how the JCC in Krakow is actively responding to the crisis in Ukraine. Their efforts include providing shelter, distributing food and supplies, and serving as a hub of resources for those affecte...