Fresh on the heels of the mid-term elections, JCC Greater Boston's Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series examines the political landscape in America. We will explore current events through a Jewish lens with two of the brightest political minds in the country. How does our Jewish identity shape the way we interpret issues ranging from the Supreme Court to immigration, and what role, if any, has the current administration had in the rise of Anti-Semitism? Please join us as we examine being Jewish in Trump's America with two of the nation's leading journalists.
Jonathan Weisman, Panelist
Jonathan Weisman is the Deputy Washington Editor of the New York Times. He discusses his latest book, (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump. The book chronicles the rise of bigotry, anti-Semitism and racism unleashed in the age of Trump and details the creation of the Alt Right.
Jane Eisner, Panelist
Jane Eisner, a pioneer in journalism, became editor-in-chief of the Forward in 2008, the first woman to hold the position at the influential Jewish national news organization. Eisner’s editorials have won national and regional awards, and she is a frequent commentator on radio and television.
Barbara Kellerman, Moderator
Leading the conversation is Barbara Kellerman, the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the Founding Executive Director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership and author and editor of several books including Professionalizing Leadership.
The panel discussion will be followed by a book signing by Jonathan Weisman. Copies of his latest book, (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump will be available for purchase.