Newman Levy Speaker Series

Movie Viewing: The Spy Behind Home Plate

This documentary about Moe Berg, an enigmatic Jewish catcher during baseball's Golden Age who joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to spy for the U.S. on the Nazis' atomic bomb program, is told with rare historical footage and revealing interviews with family and an All-Star roster from the worlds of history, sports and spy craft. Dinner will be served.

Date: Thursday, September 5

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Multi-Purpose Room

CLICK HERE to register by Tuesday, September 3

A Hero's Best Friend: Israel Guide Dog Center

Join us to hear the story of a war hero, Eli Yablonek, who received the Medal of Distinguished Service for his bravery in the Yom-Kippur War in 1973, where he was severely injured, losing his arm and his sight during battle. As part of his journey back to life, Eli has been blessed with a very unique friend - Glen, his guide dog and best friend. With the help of Glen and the Israeli Guide Dog Center, Eli has never stopped fighting. He has trained himself to be an excellent hiker, tandem biker, swimmer and skier. Dessert reception will be provided.

Date: Thursday, September 12

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Multi-Purpose Room

CLICK HERE to register by September 9. 

The Changing Face of Jewish Philanthropy

Join us to hear Dr. Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim discuss new data from her ongoing research about American Jewish philanthropic patterns towards Israel. She offers a broad understanding of the implications of changing Jewish communal institutions, new philanthropic practices and the changing organizations of Jewish philanthropy. Dr. Nissim is a leading expert on American Jewish philanthropy.
Dessert will be served.
Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room

CLICK HERE to register by October 21.

The Jews of the Titanic

Everyone knows the tragic story of the sinking of the Titanic. 1,500 passengers died on this gigantic luxury ship after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage from Southampton to NYC. Over 100 of those passengers were Jewish. In this lecture, Marcia Levy will discuss the Jewish passengers on board; who they were, what happened to those that survived and how their lives unfolded after this tragedy.
Lunch will be served.
Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room

CLICK HERE to register by November 4.

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