A major exhibit of photography opens Feb. 28 at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., and offers a fascinating view of life in the early days of Israel.
“Your Fortunate Eyes — Photographs by Rudi Weissenstein” runs Feb. 28 through April 13 in the Cohen Gallery at the GoggleWorks.
Great Decisions is the name shared by a national civic-education program and publication of the Foreign Policy Association. Published annually, the Great Decisions briefing book highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans today. Great Decisions provides background information, current data, and policy options for each of the eight issues and serves as the focal text for discussion groups. Each week’s session includes a short video produced by internationally renowned scholars and a focused discussion on the issues.
March 4 through May 5
JCC.... 10:00 to 11:30 am
Lecture Series: The Russian Pogroms
Fridays, March 14, 21, 28 and April 11
10:30 to Noon, Lunch to follow
This lecture series tracks the historical trends that resulted in the Russian pogroms of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and traces and analyzes the individual pogroms themselves. FREE program, made possible by a grant from the Rubin Family Educational Fund to the Jewish Federation of Reading.
10th annual Richard J. Yashek Lecture
American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962
featuring Dr. Hasia Diner
Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. in the Wachovia Theatre at Albright College
Professor Hasia Diner challenges the idea proposed by nearly all historians of postwar American Jewry that between the end of the war and the 1960s, the Holocaust rarely appeeared in American or Jewish public discourse. Uncovering a rich trove of remembrances, Dr. Diner shows that publicly memorializing those who died in the Holocaust was a deep and powerful element of Jewish life in postwar America. Not only does she marshal enough evidence to dismantle the idea of American Jewish “forgetfulness,” but she also brings to life the moving and manifold ways this widely diverse group paid tribute to the tragedy. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk.
Jewish Cultural Center
Jewish Federation of Reading
1100 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 125
Wyomissing, PA 19610
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