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America’s Jewish Future: What‘s on the Horizon?

Wednesday May 29, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hybrid – Temple

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Franklin Foer’s recent piece in The Atlantic, The Golden Age of American Jews Is Ending, sparked discussions and debate among Jews across the country. Washington Hebrew Congregation and Temple Sinai are honored to welcome Foer, moderator David Gregory from CNN, along with American University professor Pamela Nadell, and Yolanda Savage-Narva from the Union for Reform Judaism, for an important conversation about what the future holds for Jews in America.

This event will be available via livestream which does not require advanced RSVP. Please use this link — https://www.whctemple.org/worship/livestream/ — at the time of the program to watch the discussion.

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Moderator

David Gregory Headshot David Gregory, current CNN political analyst and former moderator of NBC News’ Meet the Press. Prior to his Meet the Press duties, Gregory served as chief White House Correspondent for NBC News. Washingtonian magazine named Gregory one of Washington’s 50 best and most influential journalists, labeling him the “firebrand in the front row” for his tough yet fair questioning at press conferences. Before joining NBC News in 1995, Gregory served as a correspondent based in Chicago and Los Angeles covering the OJ Simpson trials and the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. He first came to Washington in 1998 to cover the Clinton impeachment story for MSNBC. Gregory has covered three presidential campaigns and reported extensively on the aftermath of September 11, 2001, including the run up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from both Washington and around the world. He recently released a new book, How’s Your Faith?, which focuses on how the spiritual journeys people take in their lives are always worthwhile.

Panelists

Black and white headshot of author/journalist Franklin FoerFranklin Foer, one of the nation’s most respected political journalists, is a staff writer at The Atlantic. For seven years, he was the editor of the New Republic magazine. His most recent book, The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future was an instant New York Times bestseller. He’s also the author of World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech and How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization, translated into 27 languages, which Sports Illustrated named on the “most influential books of the decade.” Foer also co-edited Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, a winner of the National Jewish Book Award. His work has also won the Plume Libre prize and the Premio Terzani. He is a native Washingtonian.

 

Pamela Nadell headshotPamela Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University. She holds a B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Her book America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today won the 2019 National Jewish Book Award’s “Jewish Book of the Year.” A National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars Award supports her current book project, Antisemitism, an American Tradition. Past president of the Association for Jewish Studies, she consults to the museum planned for the rebuild of Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life and productions of the play The Lehman Trilogy, and was the fourth witness in the Congressional hearing with the university presidents.

 

Yolanda Savage-Narva Headshot Yolanda Savage-Narva has 20 years of experience working with public agencies and non-profit organizations to promote equity and inclusion. She is currently Vice President of Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Communities of Belonging for the Union for Reform Judaism. She sits on numerous boards including the Federation of Greater Washington, Capital Jewish Museum, Leading Edge, American Jewish World Services, the Historic Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C., and the Tree of Life advisory committee. Yolanda is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; an international Black sorority dedicated to community service and education.


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Wednesday, May 29

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Hybrid – Temple

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Ira Miller