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AJ Announces Spring Season for Live from the 92nd Street Y

logo_2_0Congregation Adath Jeshurun will present three programs in its spring 2014 season of LIVE From New York’s 92nd Street Y simulcasts. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, these broadcasts are free and open to the community. There will be a dessert reception 30 minutes prior to each broadcast.

On Tuesday, February 4, at 8:15 p.m., the program will feature husband-and-wife team Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld who are known for breaking the taboo and saying but some groups in America do better than others. Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and Jed Rubenfeld, both Yale professors, will discuss their new book, The Triple Package, and expose the three unlikely traits that explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America in a talk that could transform the way you think about success and achievement.

On Monday, March 24, at 8 p.m., Simon Schama will take viewers all over India, Spain, Oxford, Syria, Paris, Cairo and beyond to show how Jews everywhere lived not as a people apart, but as a vital force in any society they joined, inspiring and being inspired by everything around them. Schama laid this out in his new book, The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD, which has been made into a television series, soon to air on PBS.

The special guest on Thursday, May 22, at 8 p.m. will be Elie Wiesel. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from the founder of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and Nobel Laureate.

For more information, contact Deborah Slosberg, dslosberg@adathjeshurun.com.

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