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Amram Scholar Series Presents: Dan Glickman

Sunday December 12, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hybrid – Temple

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WHC’s Amram Scholar Series is proud to welcome author Dan Glickman to Temple on Sunday, December 12 at 10:30 am.

Where else but America could a Jewish kid from Kansas, the son of self-made, entrepreneurial parents, and a grandson of Russian and Eastern European immigrants end up as a congressman, secretary of agriculture, and chief lobbyist for Hollywood?

In Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies, Dan Glickman tells his story of a classical family background, religious heritage, and “Midwestern-nice” roots, and how it led to a long and successful career in public service. He will join us at Temple on Sunday, December 12 at 10:30 am to elaborate on how he combined a steady sense of humor with serious reflection to rise from the middle of nowhere to become a successful politician and the first Jewish Secretary of Agriculture.

Glickman defines success as a willingness to listen, an ability to communicate ideas, and a yen for compromise. He has successfully navigated the worlds of congressional politics, cabinet-level administration, and the entertainment industry and offers readers the many tricks of the trade he has learned over the years.

Join us to hear why Glickman is convinced the toxicity seen in our current political culture and public discourse can be mitigated by the principles that have guided his life: a strong sense of humor (specifically an ability to laugh at himself), respect and civility for those who have different points of view, a belief system founded on the Golden Rule, and a commitment to solve problems rather than create irreconcilable conflicts.


Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall

This program will also be available to view via private livestream. To receive the streaming information, please RSVP using the form above. 2 days prior to the event, a reminder will be sent out including the link and password to access the stream.

This Amram lecture is being sponsored by the Abraham & Freida Hochberg Creative Cultural Fund and is presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.



Sunday, December 12


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Hybrid – Temple


Adult Ed, Amram, Lecture


Marsha Humphries