On the anniversary of the murder of eleven Jews at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh October 27, 2018, community leaders gather at Central Synagogue in NYC to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. A program of AJC.

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Sarah Hurwitz describes her experiences as a speech writer for Pres. Barack Obama and discusses her book about embracing Judaism as an adult, entitled “Here All Along.” With Abigail Pogrebin, a program of Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Romemu.

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The American Jewish Committee convenes a meeting in support of the Kurds in Syria. With Harriet Schleifer , David Harris & Simone Rodan-Benzaquen speaking with Kurdish journalist Majeed Gly.

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The 2019 Friends of the IDF NY Gala is highlighted by Maj. Gen Yoel Strick ; personal stories from IDF soldiers and a musical presentation by the IDF Musical Ensemble. Hosted by Michelle Makori at the Hilton Hotel in NYC.

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Rabbi Elie Abadie speaks with Imam Mohamad Tawhidi & Ali Adi about Muslim/Christian/Jewish relations, Israel & its minorities, and BDS. By Reservists On Duty, Fifth Ave Synagogue, NYC.

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Jewish teens who are part of Gen Z, those born between 1995 and 2014, discuss the findings of a recent survey of Gen Z attitudes and behavior. Hosted by Michael Kay,Head of the Leffell School, with Susan Wachsstock, Jewish Education Project.

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Rabbi Abraham Skorka & Dr. Philip A. Cunningham discuss the influences of the Pharisees on Jesus, Christianity and antisemitism today. AJC Westchester/Fairfield and “Shared Roots, Divergent Plan.”

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Daniel Gordis and Thomas Friedman reflect on the rift between liberal American Jews and Israel. With Abigail Pogrebin. A Streicker Center, NY Jewish Week program

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In a collegiate competition, Jewish students from various northeastern university’s perform innovative a cappella arrangements of Jewish liturgy, traditional Jewish songs and contemporary Israeli hits. From Temple Sholom in Greenwich, CT.

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AJC National Pres. Harriet Schleifer presents the “Architect of Peace” award to Shaikh Khalid, Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affairs, who discusses efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With Jason Isaacson at Sutton Place Synagogue, NYC.

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