Around the world and across the generations, Jews see themselves, present themselves, and are seen by others in new ways. Three distinguished scholars will lead a discussion on this provocative topic.
James Carroll is a distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University, holder of the 2011 Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair at Emory University, and a columnist for the Boston Globe. He is an award-winning author of ten novels and six works of non-fiction, including Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World.
Abigail Pogrebin, a Yale graduate, is the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish. She has served as a producer for CBS News’ 60 Minutes. She has also written for New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Margot Stern Strom is the Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves, an organization that combats racism, anti-Semitism and prejudice and promotes democracy through education programs worldwide. She has taught at the Runkle School in Brookline and studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations is conceived and produced in collaboration with Leonard Fein, who will moderate the forum. The founding editor of Moment Magazine and Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Fein's 900+ essays, articles and columns have appeared in The New York times, The New Republic, The Nation and The Jewish Daily Forward.
Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations is a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.