Eastside Conversations

Loosely fashioned after the popular City Club Forum, these sessions provide the community with a unique luncheon program once a month, in which contemporary issues are discussed. Led by local university faculty and laypeople, this forum provides participants the opportunity to engage in meaningful questions and conversations.


>>Register for individual lectures below, or register for the full series of four here
Irwin Lowenstein
December 20|12-1:30 p.m.

While the United States spends over $3 trillion each year on healthcare, many inner city populations are less healthy than ever. Under Lowenstein’s guidance, Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood is the national pilot for developing a hospital-anchored EcoDistrict to create a

January 17, February 21, March 20, April 24|12-1:30 p.m.

Register for the series of four lectures held on Fridays, January 17, February 21, March 20 and April 24.  

Eric Kisch
January 17|12-1:30 p.m.

When Hitler forced many of Germany’s talented composers of serious music to flee the country, “talkies” were coming into their own in America. Recognizing the power of music to set a mood, Hollywood producers engaged many Jewish composers to help reinforce the emotions of their plots.

Doron Kalir
February 21|12-1:30 p.m.

Israel went to the polls again, less than four months after its previous elections. What are the lessons we can learn from these elections? How will they affect the future of Israel?

Barbara Greenberg
April 24|12-1:30 p.m.

The United States has a larger immigrant population than any other country in the world, leading many to perceive that the U.S. has always had an open-door policy, until recent times. However, today’s immigration crisis is not the first time we have been faced with managing large numbers of people who wish to permanently reside here.