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 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


Listen to the podcast of the June 29th AJC Live radio show which focused on the BDS movement against Israel. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman was joined by AJC Assistant Executive Director Dan Elbaum, AJC General Counsel Marc Stern and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy who is co-chairing AJC's Governors United Against BDS Campaign.

 

Date: 6/29/2016


Listen to the podcast of the June 22nd episode of the AJC Live radio show which focused on the situation in Syria with Professor Mohamed Alsiadi of Fordham and Rutgers University. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed him about this as well as his recent trip to Israel with AJC's Project Interchange. Also joining the show by phone was Rabbi Ephraim Gabbai, AJC's Assistant Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations with a focus on Muslim relations. Date: 6/22/2016


More than 150 joined us for the AJC Westchester/Fairfield Annual Meeting where we celebrated the year, voted on the slate of new officers and board members and heard from AJC CEO David Harris speak on "The Power to Act: A Front-Line Perspective on Global Jewish Issues".   View the full list of the 79 programs and events held in our region since July 2015. Date: 6/14/2016


More than 200 joined us for the world premiere screening of "Germans and Jews" on Thursday, June 9th at the Greenwich Library as part of the Greenwich International Film Festival.  The program also featured a post-screening discussion with Eugene Dubow, Founding Director of AJC Berlin and George Van Bergen, Deputy Director of AJC's Transatlantic Institute. 

Date: 6/9/2016


Listen to the podcast of the June 8th AJC Live program which aired on WVOX 1460.  This program focused on the 2nd Annual Greenwich International Film Festival opening on June 9th and running through June 12th.  AJC Westchester/Fairfield sponsored the world premiere screening of "Germans and Jews" at the Festival. Filmmakers Tal Recanati and Janina Quint joined AJC Westchester/Fairfield regional director Scott Richman to discuss the film.   Date: 6/8/2016


Listen to the podcast of the May 25th AJC Live radio show, our "Global Forum Special"  which focused on the upcoming AJC Global Forum in Washington, D.C. from June 5-7, 2016. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed Ellisa Sagor, AJC's National Director of Marketing and Communications; Musa Yenni, AJC Westchester/Fairfield Global Forum Chair; and Rabbi Howard Goldsmith of Congregation Emanu-El in Rye, New York. Date: 5/25/2016


More than 300 people joined us on May 19th at the Ritz Carlton, Westchester, for our Gala Celebration, "50 Years of Looking Forward" honoring E. Robert Goodkind for a Lifetime of Distinguished Leadership.  View the video shown at the gala, "AJC: Past, Present and Future."  Journal Ads still being accepted through June 30th.

Date: 5/19/2016


Listen to the podcast of this special edition of AJC Live which aired on May 11th on WVOX 1460 AM. The show was dedicated to Yom HaZikaron (Israel Remembrance Day) and Yom HaAzmaut (Israel Independence Day) and featured Ret. Lt. Col Avital Leibovich, Director of AJC Israel,  Yoav Cohen and Yael Lewis, Israeli shlichim in Westchester, and Guy Spigelman, CEO of PresenTense Israel.   They spoke about the meaning of these holidays and how they are honored/celebrated in Israel and here, as well as reflecting on the meaning of these two special days.Listen to the podcastof this special edition of AJC Live which aired on May 11th. The show was dedicated to Yom HaZikaron (Israel Remembrance Day) and Yom HaAzmaut (Israel Independence Day) and featured Ret. Lt. Col Avital Leibovich, Director of AJC Israel,  Yoav Cohen and Yael Lewis, Israeli shlichim in Westchester, and Guy Spigelman, CEO of PresenTense Israel.   They spoke about the meaning of these holidays and how they are honored/celebrated in Israel and here, as well as reflecting on the meaning of these two special days. 


 

Date: 5/11/2016


Once again our Israeli art immersion tour with expert Ronnit Vasserman on Tuesday, May 3rd was sold out.   Despite the drizzly and grey conditions we enjoyed our fully curated tour of four galleries along the High Line with works of art by prominent Israeli artists.  Date: 5/3/2016


Listen to the podcast of the April 27th AJC Live show, which focused on the upcoming holiday of Yom HaShoah - Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day.  Guests included Israeli Deputy Consul General Amir Sagie, Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center Director Millie Jasper, Holocuast Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education President Paul Galan and Holocaust survivor Betty Knoop.    Date: 4/27/2016


Over 200 people joined us on April 17th for our special program featuring AJC CEO David Harris, "Preparing for College: Israel 101" at Westchester Reform Temple. Video of the program to be available soon.    Date: 4/17/2016


Listen to the podcast of the April 13th AJC Live show, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the AJC Westchester/Fairfield office in White Plains in 1966. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed legendary AJC Leader Bob Goodkind who has been involved with AJC since 1961. He helped found the office, became Regional President in the 1970s and National President in 2004. Bob will be honored at the AJC Westchester/Fairfield Gala on May 19th in White Plains for his distinguished leadership over more than half a century.


 

Date: 4/13/2016


Our Sacred Spaces Visit to the Sikh Gurudwara Dukhniwarab Temple on Sunday, April 3rd was absolutely fascinating. View a photo slideshow of the program. 
 
Date: 4/3/2016


Thank you for your support and attendance at the 2016 Westchester Jewish Film Festival at the Jacob Burns Film Center.   View a photo slideshow of AJC programs during the festival.       Date: 3/30/2016


Listen to the podcast of the March 30th episode of AJC Live on WVOX 1460 AM.  This show focused on "College Campus Concerns" and featured AJC Westchester/Fairfield regional director Scott Richman in conversation with AJC Westchester/Fairfield College Campus Committee co-chairs Tamar Sadeh and Jane Wolansky and AJC Associate Director of Campus Activities Jacob Levkowicz,   Date: 3/30/2016


Thank you to those who joined us at Congregation Agudath Shalom in Stamford for a special program, "State of Israel - Perception and Reality" featuring Israeli Consul for Media Affairs Shimon Mercer-Wood. Date: 3/28/2016


Listen to the podcast of the March 23rd episode of AJC Live - "2016 Westchester Jewish Film Festival" featuring interviews with AJC Westchester/Fairfield Film Festival Committee co-chairs Susan Rose and Liz Schonfeld and Jacob Burns Film Center Programmer Bruni Burres. Date: 3/23/2016


Close to 150 people joined us for our special program, "The Island of Tears": An Analysis of the Migrant/Refugee Crisis and Israel's Response which featured high level speakers from IsraAID, the Israeli humanitarian organization.  The program was recorded by JBS Networks for rebroadcast.  Details to be available soon. Date: 3/15/2016


Listen to the podcast of the March 9th episode of AJC Live, "Past AJC Westchester/Fairfield Directors" when Regional Director Scott Richman interviewed 4 of his predecessors as directors of the region: Gene Dubow, Ann Tourk, Ann Schaffer and Laura Lewis. Together, the five of them were directors for some 34 years of the 50.  Date: 3/9/2016


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