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.

Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20|12-1:30 p.m.

Join us for all four of our Eastside Conversations programs in Fall 2019. Or click on the lectures listed below to register for individual Eastside Conversations.

Friday, September 20: Is American Jewry's Golden Age Coming to an End? Brian Amkraut Executive Director, CWRU, Siegal Lifelong Learning

Brian Amkraut
September 20|12-1:30 p.m.

Since Jews first began arriving in North America over 350 years ago, the New World has offered a vastly different and welcoming environment than Jews had generally experienced in the Diaspora.

Rabbi Roger Klein
October 18|12-1:30 p.m.

Torah....whether the Five Books of Moses, the entire “Hebrew Scripture”, or the entire tradition of interpretation and application...is central to Judaism. But why? What is it about Torah that has made it so significant through the centuries? What makes it a scripture and not simply a classic?

David Rothenberg
November 15|12-1:30 p.m.

Musical developments at the cathedral of Notre Dame of Paris at the time of its construction in the late 12th and early 13th centuries set the stage for much of what made the Western musical tradition distinctive in subsequent centuries. Learn about the composers Leonin and Perotin and their influence.

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