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.

Lecturer(s):
Brian Amkraut
September 14, 2018|noon-1:30 p.m.

The advent of both Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism demanded that each side address the theological and practical aspects of their relationship with one another.

Lecturer(s):
Brian Amkraut, Donald Rosenberg, Daniel Goldmark, Michael R. Weil
September 14-December 14|noon-1:30 p.m.

ANTISEMITISM AFTER THE JEWISH/CHRISTIAN SCHISM 
Friday, September 14 
Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, Siegal Lifelong Learning, Case Western Reserve University 

Lecturer(s):
Donald Rosenberg
October 19, 2018|noon-1:30 p.m.

Everyone's a critic—or maybe not. Opinion is a crucial response to works of art and the artists who create and perform them. But how relevant is criticism today, when anyone can go online and offer a point of view, credible or otherwise?

Lecturer(s):
Daniel Goldmark
November 30, 2018|noon-1:30 p.m.

Stories of the film musical's demise have been bandied about for years. With the popularity of La La Land and other recent films, however, we can see that film musicals are alive and well. In this presentation, Daniel Goldmark looks at recent film musicals and the legacy of classic Hollywood.

Lecturer(s):
Michael Weil
December 14, 2018|noon-1:30 p.m.

Alfred Stieglitz—photographer, gallerist, and impresario—helped launch the career of the celebrated painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Less appreciated is the role O'Keeffe played in securing her husband's artistic legacy. Dr.