The Eighth Annual Ariel Avrech ZT’L Memorial Lecture will take place Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 10 AM at the Young Israel of Century City, followed by brunch.
Young Israel of Century City
9317 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
We are pleased to announce that Yossi Klein Halevi will deliver this year’s lecture: What Is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.
World-renowned journalist and author Yossi Klein Halevi will address the following questions: What would today’s Jewish world look like from the perspective of a Holocaust survivor? Where have we as a people succeeded and where have we failed? For the first time in his life, Yossi Klein Halevi will confront this challenge from a very personal viewpoint — the worldview of his father, a Holocaust survivor.
Yossi Klein Halevi is an author and journalist based in Jerusalem and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He is a contributing editor to The New Republic and a frequent commentator on Middle East affairs, contributing to the opinion pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and other publications.
Our speaker has personal connections to our family that enhance the meaning of this event. Two years ago, Offspring #3 married Yossi’s maternal nephew.
In addition, Yossi and Robert attended the same high school, Brooklyn Talmudic Academy.
We look forward to seeing all our friends and relatives at the lecture.
There is no better way of honoring Ariel’s memory than by participating in this memorial.
If you cannot attend in person, Seraphic Secret will post a video of the lecture.
May Ariel’s neshama have an aliyah.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspiring Shabbat.