Public Lectures and Events

 Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

"JTS Presents The Israeli Chamber Project with Samuel Rhodes -
An Evening of Chamber Music from The Juilliard School"
Israeli Chamber Project: Tibi Cziger, clarinet; Michal Korman, cello; 
Assaff Weisman, piano; Carmit Zori, violin; with special guest artist Samuel Rhodes, viola.  

Tickets: $10 (free for students).
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. 

 The Henry N. and Selma S. Rapaport Memorial Lecture

"I Am My Beloved's: Challenges of Marriage and Relationships in Contemporary Society and the Jewish Community"

Daniel Jones, Editor of the "Modern Love" column in the New York Times; author of Love Illuminated
Dr. Mona Fishbane, Clinical Psychologist; Director, Couple Therapy Training Program, Chicago Center for Family Health
Rabbi Aaron Brusso, Spiritual Leader, Bet Torah, Mount Kisco, New York

Tickets: $10 (free for students).
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Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture
Roz Chast

Acclaimed New Yorker Cartoonist and Author
will present an illustrated discussion of her recent book
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
A memoir of her relationship with her aging parents 
The lecture will be followed by a conversation between Ms. Chast and Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS. 
Cosponsored by the Center for Pastoral Education at JTS
Admission is free, but reservations are required.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:30 pm

The Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture in Law and Ethics

"Defeating DOMA: The Changing Nature of Equality under the US Constitution"

Speaker: Roberta Kaplan, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, who successfully argued the landmark US v. Windsor (DOMA) marriage equality case before the Supreme Court 

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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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