AJ Offers More 92nd Street Y Live Shows

The Adath Jeshurun Vision Committee is bringing back the Live from New York’s 92nd Street Y presentations. Speaking are Joseph E. Stiglitz, Justice Ginsburg, Rabbi Capers Funnye, and Matisyahu.  Tickets for individual programs are $8 each, or $15 for tickets to the first three shows in the series.

Following a successful series in the fall, the Adath Jeshurun Vision Committee is bringing back the Live from New York’s 92nd Street Y presentations with four new programs.

Joseph E. Stiglitz is the featured guest on Tuesday, January 19 at 8 p.m.; Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be on the Thursday, January 28 program at 8 p.m.; Rabbi Capers Funnye will be on Tuesday, March 2, at 8:15 p.m.; and performing artist Matisyahu is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, at 8 p.m.

Joseph E. Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics, is the author of Making Globalization Work, Globalization and Its Discontents and The Three Trillion Dollar War. His most recent work is the forthcoming Freefall, a searing analysis of how America has exported bad behavior, bad policies and bad economics to the rest of the world. In the book, Stiglitz outlines how to restore the power balance between markets and government.

Justice Ginsburg was nominated by President Clinton as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court in June 1993, and took the oath of office in August 1993. Prior to her appointment, she served on the bench of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She was a professor of law at Columbia University and earlier served on the law faculty at Rutgers. She has also taught at many other law schools in the U.S. and abroad. Ginsburg holds a BA from Cornell University, and received her JD from Columbia Law School. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. Throughout the ’70s, she litigated a series of cases solidifying a constitutional principle against gender-based discrimination. Ginsburg has written widely in the areas of civil procedure, conflict of laws, constitutional law and comparative law.

Rabbi Capers Funnye, Michelle Obama’s first cousin, holds a pulpit on the South Side of Chicago and is the first African American rabbi to serve on the Chicago Board of Rabbis. Hear about his journey to Judaism and to the rabbinate, his work in Africa with groups exploring their ancient Jewish roots and about Black Jewish communities in America, as well as a few inside stories about the First Family.

Cultural icon Matisyahu, whose blend of Hasidic, reggae and hip hop music has sold millions of records and garnered fans around the world, makes his first visit to the 92nd Street Y to discuss his development as an artist, his latest record, the fusion of his various musical styles. He will also perform several songs.

Each live broadcast will afford audience members the opportunity to submit questions to the speakers via e-mail.

Tickets for individual programs are $8 each, or $15 for tickets to the first three shows in the series. Tickets for Matisyahu are $8 each, or free with the purchase of a ticket to the AJ Music Festival. Admission is free for students with a valid ID.

AJ is also offering sponsorship opportunities. A $50 sponsorship includes one ticket to the three-program series and recognition in the printed program. For $100, the sponsorship also includes a second ticket.

The 92nd Y Live program is made possible by the Charles and Jean Erskine Speakers Fund. All profits from the series will be used to fund future Vision Committee educational programs.

To purchase tickets or sponsorships, contact the AJ office, 458-5359.

For more information, visit www.adathjeshurun.com/92y/.

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