Public Lectures and Events

“The State of Israel: Messianism Without a Messiah?”
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Gerson D. Cohen Memorial Lecture


Dr. Hillel Ben Sasson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, JTS
Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History, JTS

Tickets: $10; free for students. RSVP at

“JTS Presents: Jazz – The Power of Transformation,
Featuring The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble with Mark Sherman"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10; free for students and JTS alumni. RSVP at

“Disabilities, Inclusion, and the Jewish Community”
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture


Howard Blas, Director, National Ramah Tikvah Network
Dori Frumin Kirshner, Executive Director, Matan, New York City
Arlene Remz, Executive Director, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, Boston
Ilana Ruskay-Kidd, Founder and Head of School, The Shefa School, New York City

Moderator: Dr. Abigail Uhrman, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education, JTS

Admission is free, but reservations are required. RSVP at

”Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: The Changing Contours of Free Expression”
Monday, March 28, 2016, 7:30 pm
The Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture in Law and Ethics

Frederick M. Lawrence, Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, Professor of Politics at Brandeis University, and former President of Brandeis

Moderator: Marc Gary, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, JTS

Tickets: $10; free for students.     


General Information

• Reservations (or tickets where indicated) are required for all programs. 
• Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to each program.
• Have photo ID available.
• All events are held at JTS unless otherwise noted.

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