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):
Jeffrey Veidlinger
May 18, 2018|12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

In this presentation, historian Jeffrey Veidlinger draws on his experiences interviewing hundreds of Yiddish speakers in Eastern Europe. He reflects on the uses of oral history to the historian, the intimate details it can reveal about the past, our memories and the things we value most in life.

Lecturer(s):
Peter Haas
June 20, 2018|noon-1:30 p.m.

What is the landscape of religion in America today and does that help us understand what it means for the future of American Judaism.

Lecturer(s):
Doron Kalir
July 18, 2018|noon-1:30 p.m.

Recent events have proved that there is hardly a dull moment in Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's protracted investigation has presented never-before-seen challenges to its rule of law. Professor Kalir, who taught and practiced law in Israel, will discuss the current state of affairs.

Lecturer(s):
Don Rosenberg
August 15, 2018|noon-1:30 p.m.

Leonard Bernstein excelled in more musical ways than most mortals, including an activity in which he made - and sometimes controversial - contributions, conducting