Steven Bayme, Director of the Contemporary Jewish Life Department at AJC, talks about the various high and low points in the US-Israel relationship from it’s inception with Pres. Truman to the current situation with Pres. Obama. An AJC Program from Bet Torah in Mt. Kisco New York
Jews forced out of their homes in Arab lands offer personal accounts during an evening commemorating their exodus. With Danny Ayalon, Ido Aharoni, Gila Gamliel and Joseph Abadie. By Consulate General of Israel in NY and the Edmond J Safra Synagogue.
AJC celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Vatican document “Nostra Aetate,” the seminal text codifying mutual respect between Catholics and Jews. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, discusses the importance of the document and interfaith dialogue with AJC’s Noam Marans. From the AJC in New York.
One of Israel’s wealthiest individuals, Stef Wertheimer , discusses his philosophy of life with Jane Eisner . Program of the Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History in NYC.
Eugene Aryeh Lebovitz, commander of troops in Haifa during the 1947 War of Independence, reminisces about his survival at Auschwitz, his running the British blockade, and his ongoing work on behalf of Israel and Jewish life. L’Chayim with Mark S. Golub.
Hussein Aboubakr discusses how his journey – imprisonment in Egypt for research at the Israeli Embassy to asylum in US – has given him a sense of kinship with Jews & Israel. A program of The Israel Connection and StandWithUs, from the JCC of Stamford CT