Yom Kippur Learning

Wed | Sep 19 | 2:45 pm

This year we have Yom Kippur learning in two locations, 87th Street and 71st Street.

87th Street Sanctuary
Dr. Richard Haass in conversation with Rabbi Cosgrove

Richard Haass is in his fifteenth year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, the preeminent independent, nonpartisan organization in the United States devoted to issues of foreign policy and international relations. He was the senior Middle East advisor to President George H.W. Bush and director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, where he was a principal advisor to Colin Powell. He has also served as U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and as the U.S. envoy to both the Cyprus and Northern Ireland peace talks. A recipient of the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and the Tipperary International Peace Award, Dr. Haass is also the author or editor of thirteen books on U.S. foreign policy and one book on management. His latest book is A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, published in 2017 by Penguin Press. A Rhodes scholar, he holds the Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University. He was born in Brooklyn and lives in New York.

71st Street service location
Professor Julian Zelizer in conversation with Rabbi Zuckerman

Julian E. Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a CNN Political Analyst, and a member of PAS. One of the nation’s most influential public intellectuals, Zelizer is the author and editor of numerous books, scholarly articles, and book chapters on US political history. His most recent book is The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society.

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