Recent Events

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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


Listen to the podcast of the October 31st AJC Live show, "Reaching out to the Muslim Community. " This edition focused on AJC's international, national and local outreach to the Muslim community. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed Bob Silverman, AJC's new U.S. Director for Muslim-Jewish Relations, and Richard S. Cohen, AJC Westchester/Fairfield's Chair of Muslim Outreach. Date: 10/31/2016


Listen to the podcast of the October 31st AJC Live program (airing every second Monday from 12-1pm on WVOX 1460 AM) which focused on outreach to the Muslim community. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scot Richman interviewed Bob Silverman, AJC's new U.S. Director for Muslim-Jewish relations and Richard S. Cohen, AJC Westchester/Fairfield's Chair of Muslim Outreach.  Date: 10/31/2016


Close to 300 people joined us for "Testaments of Love in Our Faith Traditions" - an inspirational multi-faith service with joyful music and prayers. Stay tuned for photos and video of the event.   You can still purchase a #WeWalkTogether cap or scarf ($10/each).

Date: 10/30/2016


More than 100 people joined us for "Self-Evident? The Ethical Challenges of Voting", part of our Shared Roots, Divergent Paths series with Iona College.  This timely issue was explored by experts from the Jewish, Catholic and Muslim faiths. The program was recorded by JBS Networks and we will share link to program as soon as it is available.    Date: 9/29/2016


A wonderful interfaith group joined us on September 25th for a very special interfaith program - a Sacred Spaces Visit to the Shinnyo-En Buddhist Temple in White Plains.  We learned about the Buddhist faith, experienced a worship service and met members of the community.  Date: 9/25/2016


Listen to the podcast of the September 19th AJC Live show featuring Professor Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed her about her autobiographical book on the David Irving holocaust denial case and the about-to-be-released movie, "Denial."   The original broadcast aired on WVOX 1460AM. Date: 9/19/2016


AJC Westchester/Fairfield was proud to be a co-sponsor of a Community Forum on Civil and Religious Rights on September 15th  at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Rochelle.  The progam featured NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.   Date: 9/15/2016


Close to 200 people joined us for a special screening , "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" at the JCC of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale on September 14th.  The film provides an appetizing portrait of Israeli people through their food.   The screening was followed by a discussion with the Director Roger Sherman.    Date: 9/14/2016


More than 200 people joined us for our first program of the year which featured Special Envoy Ira Forman at our town hall event, "Confronting Global Anti-Semitism"  He shared the present state of anti-Semitism in the US and abroad, what is being done to combat it and what more can be done.  NEW! Read article from Westchester Jewish Life about the program.

Date: 9/7/2016


Listen to the podcast of the AJC Live radio program which aired on Tuesday, September 6th when AJC's Director for Government and International Affairs, Jason Isaacson, reflected on the Iran Agreement one year after it went into effect.   Date: 9/6/2016


Listen to the podcast of the August 29th AJC Live show, "Combatting Global anti-Semitism"  which featured Ira Forman, President Obama's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Global anti-Semitism, in anticipation of his major address in Westchester on September 7th.   More info.    Date: 8/29/2016


 Listen to the podcast of the August 10th AJC Live dhow which aired on WVOX 1460 AM.  This show, "Armchair Advocate - the Social Media Show" featured AJC Westchester/Fairfield regional director Scott Richman  interviewing AJC Senior Associate for Marketing and Strategic Communications Seffi Kogen on social media. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this show had much to offer.  Seffi is transitioning to his new role as AJC's Assistant Director for Campus Affairs, and the last few minutes of the show were dedicated to his new role. Date: 8/10/2016


Listen to the podcast  of the July 27th AJC Live radio show which focused on Israel's relationship with Latin America and with Asia, as well as the perception of Israel from these regions. This was part two of a two-part series that looks at how Israel is perceived outside the United States.  On this show, AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed Dina Siegal Vann, AJC's Director of the Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs for the portion about Latin America. Discussing Asia was Shira Lowenberg, the Director of AJC's Asia-Pacific Institute. Date: 7/27/2016


 Listen to the podcast of the July 13th AJC Live radio show which focused on Israel's relationship with Europe, as well as the perception of Israel from Europe.     AJC Westchester/Fairfield regional director Scott Richman was joined by George van Bergen, the Deputy Director of AJC's Transatlantic Institute in Brussels, Belgium.  It is part one of a two-part series that looks at how Israel is perceived outside of the United States. Part two (airing on July 27th) will focus on Latin America and Asia.


Date: 7/13/2016


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