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8/30/2022 General


Boca Raton, FL (August 26, 2022) Temple Beth El of Boca Raton will present a noteworthy 3-part series on antisemitism featuring guest authorities in this topic:  Dara Horn, Jonathan Greenblatt and David Friedman. All programs are in person at the temple’s Schaefer Family Campus in east Boca Raton, beginning in September with our Selichot service and running through December 2022.

SELICHOT GUEST SPEAKER: DARA HORN, Selichot with Dara Horn, Saturday, September 17, 2022, 7:30 pm.  In person at the Schaefer Family Campus.  All are welcome. No fee/No registration required.

As part of our meaningful Selichot service leading up to the High Holy Days, join special guest, Dara Horn, author of “People Love Dead Jews,” for a startling exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to flatter the living.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm, In person at the Schaefer Family Campus.  All are welcome. Registration required at:https://tbeboca.shulcloud.com/event/anti-semitism-series-jonathan-greenblatt.html.  Jonathan Greenblatt is the Chief Executive Officer, Anti-Defamation League. Author of It Could Happen Here: Why American Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable – And How We Can Stop It. $36 Priority Seating – Includes It Could Happen Here: Why American Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable – And How We Can Stop It, by Jonathan Greenblatt, $10 General Admission.  Free to Students with I.D.

David Friedman is the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and member of the team responsible for the Abraham Accords. He is the author of Sledgehammer: How Breaking with the Past Brought Peace to the Middle East.  Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:00 pm, In person at the Schaefer Family Campus
All are welcome. Registration Required at: https://tbeboca.shulcloud.com/event/anti-semitism-series-david-friedman.html

$36 Priority Seating – Includes Sledgehammer: How Breaking with the Past Brought Peace to the Middle East, by David Friedman. $10 General Admission Free to Students with I.D.

The Anti-Semitism Series is part of Project Nuremberg, underwritten by Jay and Marilyn Weinberg to provide Holocaust, Law and Ethics programming. For more information about this informative series or any of our events, programs and services, please visit tbeboca.org/events or call 561-391-8900.

Guest Speaker Bios
Dara Horn:
Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002) The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews (Norton 2021).
Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s Best 25 Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist forTablet. Horn received her doctorate in Yiddish and Hebrew literature from Harvard University.

Jonathan Greenblatt:
Jonathan Greenblatt is CEO of ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the world’s leading anti-hate organization with a distinguished record of fighting antisemitism and advocating for just and fair treatment to all. Jonathan joined ADL in 2015 after serving in the White House as director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. Before that, he cofounded Ethos Brands, the company that launched Ethos Water, founded All for Good and served as a senior executive at realtor.com.

David Friedman:
As the United States Ambassador to Israel from March 2017 until January 2021, Ambassador David Friedman successfully guided unprecedented diplomatic advancements in the US – Israel relationship, including moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He also is among a small group of American officials responsible for the “Abraham Accords” — peace and normalization agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco — for which he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021. Ambassador Friedman was recognized in each of the past five years by the Jerusalem Post as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world, coming in first in 2020. He also was named one of the 20 Most Impactful Persons of the Past Decade by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Ambassador Friedman is the Founder of The Friedman Center for Peace through Strength which works to build upon the Ambassador’s achievements in strengthening the US-Israel relationship.

About Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
Founded in 1967 Temple Beth El of Boca has grown to become one of the nation’s leading Reform congregations. With a mission to inspire a passionate commitment to Jewish life, learning, community and spiritual growth, the temple offers two newly expanded campuses that serve the needs of the surrounding Jewish community. The Schaefer Family Campus at 333 S.W. 4th Avenue in east Boca Raton houses the Merle E. Singer Sanctuary, social hall, a full-service catering kitchen, chapel, Beit Midrash (Adult Learning Center), gift shop, classrooms, clergy and administrative offices. Also on the property is the Beth El Mausoleum, the only mausoleum in the United States built on sacred temple grounds. The Beck Family Campus at 9800 Yamato Road in west Boca Raton houses the Early Learning Center for preschool, infant daycare and summer camp, as well as a Kehillah Center (community hall) and catering kitchen. Welcoming families of all ages, the temple holds weekly Friday evening Shabbat services and offers a bustling religious school program for grades K-12; along with a variety of social, cultural educational, social action and religious programs. For more information visit tbeboca.org.