The 92nd Street Y in Manhattan hosts fascinating conversations with the most influential leaders in culture, politics, business and the arts. Shearith Israel will screen six of their most popular talks about Judaism and Israel. A Rabbi or community leader will introduce the topic and then lead a discussion after the presentation.

Nosh provided. Admission free. RSVP to Katie Babin at

Wednesday, March 28 at 7 pm:
Six-Days and Fifty Years. 
Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem Yossi Klein Halevi and former Ambassador Dennis Ross discuss the Six Day War from the Israeli and American historical perspectives, as well as their personal connections to that pivotal moment in Jewish history. This is a program of The Jewish Week and UJA Federation. Dr. Joel Roffman will moderate.

Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm:
Israel 100 Years After the Balfour Declaration. Experts discuss the history and affects of the Declaration.
Hear from Israel’s Counsel General in New York, Dani Dayan; Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Executive Vice Chairman Malcom Hoenlein; Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, Hussein Ibish; and longtime Middle East analyst and author Aaron David Miller discuss Israel’s present-day political situation. Co-sponsored by Southwest Jewish Congress. Moderated by Charles Pulman.



Wednesday, May 16:
Dear Evan Hansen: Ben Platt and Michael Greif in Conversation with Ira Glass. 
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Now on Broadway, Dear Evan Hansen has received rave reviews by critics and audiences alike. Join actor Ben Platt and Tony Award nominated director Michael Greif for a discussion about this fresh, vibrant and utterly groundbreaking new musical, moderated by This American Life’s Ira Glass. Rabbi Adam Roffman moderates.

Wednesday, June 20 –
The Story of the Jews — Belonging. 
Part two of historian Simon Schama’s great BBC/PBS project tells the story of the Jewish people from 1492 through the end of the 19th century.