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):
Roger C. Klein
March 19|noon-1:00 p.m. ET

In this session, we will reflect on what we do on the holiday of Simchat Torah; namely, finish the Torah. We then immediately proceed in two ways: we return to the beginning but we also read the opening verses of the next book, the Book of Joshua.

Lecturer(s):
Steven Litt
May 21|noon-1:00 p.m. ET

From the Group Plan to the Terminal Tower, Urban Renewal, and University Circle, Cleveland’s history is full of attempts at building a better community.

Lecturer(s):
Gila Silverman
June 18|noon-1:00 p.m. ET

Letters from a navy soldier killed in the Pacific during WWII, photos of Israel's first Independence Day parade, a commemorative ashtray from a 1961 Jewish Federation fundraiser, a half-finished weaving of Hebrew letters, Yiddish letters wrapped carefully in a white cloth and hidden at the bottom of a box.