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Uriel Heilman Scholar in Residence at KI

February 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - February 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm


We are excited to announce that veteran journalist Uriel Heilman will be the 2017 David and Reva Waldman Kahn Scholar in Residence. See below for Uri’s bio.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
9:30am — Shabbat Services
11:45am — Kiddush Luncheon
1pm — Topic: Israel, President Trump and the Changing Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities
Location: Keneseth Israel

Sunday, February 5, 2017
10am —  Topic: The future of American Jewry: What will we look like a generation from now?
Location: Keneseth Israel

1:30pm — Discussion with teens at High School of Jewish Studies (all teens invited, even if not a student at HSJS). Topic: The challenges and importance of Jewish journalism
Location: JFCS – 2821 Klempner Way in Louisville

The Kiddush luncheon and attending the lectures are free of charge. RSVP to info@kenesethisrael.com.

Thank you to the Waldman and Kahn Families for creating and supporting the KI Scholar-in-Residence program, and to the KI Education Committee.

Uriel Heilman is a veteran journalist whose work spans the Jewish world. A 10-time Rockower Award winner, Mr. Heilman has served as JTA’s managing editor, senior US national correspondent, and news editor, worked for the Jerusalem Post as New York bureau chief, an Israel reporter and a magazine writer, and was a staffer for the Forward as a city reporter. Mr. Heilman’s journalism awards include prizes for his comprehensive coverage of U.S. Jewry, investigative work covering Holocaust restitution and Ethiopian immigration to Israel, coverage of the kosher food industry, and feature stories about Jewish life and personalities. Mr. Heilman also has been recognized for distinction by the Society of Professional Journalists. In addition to his work at JTA, Mr. Heilman also writes for Hadassah Magazine, B’nai B’rith Magazine and a host of other publications around the United States. He appears on TV and radio programs around the country, has reported from five continents, and regularly lectures about the issues he covers.


February 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am
February 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm


Yonatan Yussman
yyussman (at) kenesethisrael.com
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Keneseth Israel Congregation
2531 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40241 United States
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