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Listen to the podcast of the April 24th AJC Live radio show which honored Yom HaShoah. Scott Richman was honored to interview noted essayist, author and law professor Thane Rosenbaum who spoke about contemporary issues related to the Holocaust. Also on the show was Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College Dr. Mehnaz Afridi who offered a fascinating Muslim perspective on the Holocaust and its legacy. Date: 4/24/2017


More than 130 people joined us for  "Seeking Common Ground: Communicating in Times of Division," our Spring Shared Roots, Divergent Paths program (with Iona College) on Tuesday, April 4th. The program featured Rabbi Haskel Lookstein from Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and Father Wil Tyrrell of the Duchesne Center for Religion and Social Justice at Manhattanville College.   The program was recorded by JBS Networks and will be shown on their cable channel as well as be available to stream online.  Stay tuned for details.  Date: 4/4/2017


 Listen to the podcast of the April 3rd AJC Live radio show which focused on our upcoming Annual Gala, taking place on Thursday, May 18th at the Ritz Carlton in White Plains, New York. It featured Vicki Kline, AJC Westchester Fairfield Director of Development, discussing the details of the Gala; Gala Honorees AJC Westchester/Fairfield President Beverly Rosenbaum and AJC Board of Governors Member Eugene Grant; and Gala Keynote speaker Aaron David Miller, the noted Middle East analyst, author and negotiator. Date: 4/3/2017


Listen to the podcast of the March 20th AJC Live radio show which explored how clergy can play a role in building bridges of understanding across our divided nation.  AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed Rabbi David Rosen, AJC's Director of International Interreligious Affairs; Pastor Carl Sherman, the senior pastor of two recently merged Church of Christ congregations in Hutchins and Wilmer, Texas; and Rabbi Gordon Tucker, the Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, New York. They began a bridge building process that we hope will continue far beyond this show.  Please listen to the show and help us build bridges!

 

Date: 3/20/2017


Over 150 people joined us for a special screening of "Prime Ministers II:  Soldiers and Peacemakers" at the JCC of MidWestchester on Wednesday, March 8th.  The screening was followed by a Q&A session with Ambassador Aaron Jacob, AJC's Director of Diplomatic Affairs.  Date: 3/8/2017


Listen to the podcast of the March 6th AJC Live radio show which focused on the 2017 Westchester Jewish Film Festival at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville from March 16th through April 2nd.  The show featured Jacob Burns Film Center Festival Programmer Bruni Burres and our Film Festival co-chairs Susan Rose and Liz Schonfeld.   Date: 3/6/2017


Listen to the podcast of the February 20th AJC Live radio show when AJC Westchester/Fairfield director Scott Richman welcomed Ambassador Aaron Jacob, AJC's Director of Diplomatic Affairs, and Professor Gil Troy of McGill University, to discuss the issue of Israeli Settlements, both the history and the current situation.  Date: 2/20/2017


Listen to the podcast of the February 6th AJC Live radio show which focused on the new Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, created by AJC in partnership with the Islamic Society of North America and other organizations. AJC's U.S. Director of Muslim Jewish Relations, Bob Silverman, was interviewed on this show, along with Council Members Daisy Khan and Rabbi Julie Schonfeld. They were interviewed about the creation of the Council, the Council's advocacy agenda and the Council's visit the week before to Capitol Hill. Date: 2/6/2017


Listen to the podcast of the January 30th AJC Live show which featured a look at global reactions to, and hopes for, a Trump presidency after his first week in office. This is part 2 of a two-part series, and it focused on Europe and Africa. This show featured interviews with Deidre Berger, AJC-Berlin Director; Simone Rodan Benzaquen, AJC Europe Director; Malte Lehming, a journalist for Tagesspiegel; and Eliseo Neuman, the Director of AJC's Africa Institute.  Date: 1/30/2017


Listen to the podcast of the January 16th AJC Live program, "Global Reactions to a Trump Presidency."  AJC Westchester/Fairfield director Scott Richman welcomed Shira Loewenberg, AJC Director of the Asia Pacific Institute, speaking on Asia; Dina Siegel Vann, director of AJC's Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs, speaking on Latin America; AJC Jerusalem Director retired Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, speaking on Israel; and AJC Director of Russian Affairs Sam Kliger, speaking on the former Soviet Union. Part 1 of a 2-part series. 
Date: 1/16/2017


We had an incredible experience at our Sacred Spaces program when we visited the Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church. View photos on the AJC Westchester/Fairfield Facebook page

Date: 1/15/2017


Listen to the podcast of this very special AJC Live show when AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed French writer and philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy about his new book, "The Genius of Judaism," which was recently translated into English, as well as his views on anti-Semitism, Israel, Libya, Ukraine, what is means to be Jewish and more.   Date: 1/2/2017


Listen to the podcast of the December 19th AJC Live show when AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed Dani Dayan, the new Israeli Consul General in New York, as well as Oshra Rosenberg, the new shlicha (or emissary) in Westchester.

Date: 12/19/2016


More than 200 people joined us on December 7th for  "The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy Under the Trump Administration," featuring Jason Isaacson, AJC's Director of Government and International Affairs. The program was taped by JBS Networks to be broadcast on their cable channel. We will post information when available.

Date: 12/7/2016


Listen to the podcast of the of the December 5th AJC Live show which featured Ambassador Elena Poptodorova, the new Director of AJC Central Europe who called in to the program from Warsaw.  She discussed her fascinating background and the mission of AJC's newest office in Warsaw covering 7 countries
of the of the December 5th AJC Live show which featured Ambassador Elena Poptodorova, the new Director of AJC Central Europe who called in to the program from Warsaw.  She discussed her fascinating background and the mission of AJC's newest office in Warsaw covering 7 countries
Date: 12/5/2016


250 people joined us for our Judge Learned Hand Award Dinner on December 1st when we honored two power couples from Westchester and Fairfield:  Ellen Jancko-Baken and Scott Baken from White Plains and Kathryn Emmett and David Golub from Stamford. Event journal is open until December 31st.  Purchase a journal ad here. Date: 12/1/2016


Listen to the podcast of the November 21st AJC Live show (aired on WVOX 1460 AM) which featured this year's Judge Learned Hand Dinner honorees and dinner chair Mark Alcott. 
 
Date: 11/21/2016


350 people joined us for the 2016 Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast on November 17th at Manhattanville College.  beginning at 7:45 a.m.  This year's breakfast  honored three individuals who work to strengthen our diverse communities and whose work will help to build bridges in the wake of this year's division election period:  Dr. Mahjabeen HassanRev. Stephen C. Holton and Dr. Carl Procario-Foley.  View the beautiful video of our three honorees.  Photos to be available soon.    Date: 11/17/2016


Close to 100 joined us on  "An Insider Perspective: Israel, the U.S. and the Middle East" featuring Deputy Consul General Matan Zamir of the Consulate General of Israel to New England on November 9th.  The program also featured a moving commemoration of the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Date: 11/9/2016


Listen to the podcast of November 7th AJC Live show, "Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast Special" when AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed all three honorees and Breakfast co-chair Karin Shiel. Date: 11/7/2016


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