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Israel in the Field of Public Opinion with Shahar Azani

Posted on October 8, 2019

Jewish Federation Community-wide Joint Society Event
October 6, 2019

Featuring Shahar Azani, Principal of Fourth Dimension Strategies, LLC
former Executive Director of StandWithUs (Northeast Region)

The struggle for Israel’s image is taking place worldwide—in academia, media, cultural institution, and global economy.

What is Israel doing to fight the fight, and what can YOU do to better understand it and join in?


Who Am I? How does modern genetic testing challenge our identity?

Posted on February 18, 2019

With Susan Cohen Kugler, Vice President of the Capital District Jewish Genealogical Society

Starting with yourself and moving back through time, you may sometimes find something surprising. Other times, what you find will enrich what you know or think you know.

The program will provide an overview of what you can find out about yourself and your family history by having your DNA tested.

Community Security Breifing

Posted on December 14, 2018

How the Wise Old Jewish Sage of Rock ‘n’ Roll Saved My Life with Liel Leibovitz

Posted on November 5, 2018

Spending years researching Leonard Cohen’s life and work and placing it in the context of his contemporaries— from the Beatles and the Doors to Bob Dylan—Liel ended up writing a book that argues that Cohen was a particular kind of Jewish prophet, delivering a chaotic culture through his notes of grace and beauty.

Liel’s candid presentation touches on everything from his own unusual biography to how Jewish sensibilities helped shape American culture.

Liel is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine, the world’s leading Jewish publication, and co-host of the popular podcast Unorthodox. He’s the author of numerous books, including A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and The Life of Leonard Cohen.

“Anniversaries, Personalities and the Contemporary Middle East: How to Share with your Students” Seminar with Prof. Stephen Berk

Posted on October 25, 2017

Beyond The Conflict: Teaching and Learning about Israel and the Middle East

We invite you to listen to Dr. Stephen Berk, distinguished Henry and Sally Schaeffer chair of Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Union College and former chair of the Department of History. He is an internationally respected authority on American foreign policy in the Middle East and frequently serves as a consultant for the media.

An inspiring and dynamic speaker, Professor Berk has spoken worldwide on issues related to Anti-Semitism, Israel, the Holocaust, and Russian history. 

“The New Wave of Anti-Semitism” with Professor Stephen M. Berk

Posted on May 11, 2017

April 25, 2017 



“Why? Explaining The Holocaust” with Professor Peter Hayes

Posted on May 10, 2017

A riveting speaker, Professor Peter Hayes’ latest book is Why? Explaining the Holocaust that provides us with, as one reviewer wrote, “… judicious, thoughtful and balanced answers to difficult and often inflammatory questions.”  


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