Congregation Anshei Sfard will host Gil Hoffman as Scholar-in-Residence on Saturday, April 2. Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for the Jerusalem Post. Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, he has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets.
Called “the most optimistic man in Israel” by Israel Television, Hoffman’s writing and TV appearances provide a behind the scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena.
Hoffman, who was raised in Chicago, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University’s School of Journalism and wrote for the Miami Herald and Arizona Republic before moving to Israel. A reserve soldier in the IDF Spokeman’s Unit, he has lectured in seven countries and 36 U.S. states. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and children.
The morning service will begin at 9 a.m., and there will be a sit-down kiddush luncheon from 12-2 p.m. Hoffman will speak from 12:30-1:30 on the topic of “Pyramids, Politics, and Plutonium: An Insider’s Look at the Quest for Security, Stability and Peace in the Middle East.” Dessert and bentching will follow.