The Comedy of Ellen DeGeneres with Ira Epstein
Monday, January 8, 2:30 pm
Epstein examines the comedy of Ellen DeGeneres – how she takes the most ordinary life events and makes us see the insanity of our way of life. A master of comic timing, delivery, pacing, Ellen helps us laugh at the foibles of our humanity.
Robert Watson: Fake News
Wednesday, January 10, 7:30 pm
In a world full of wide-spread distrust of the media and with propaganda and “fake-news” are everywhere, whom do we trust? In a climate rife with anti-facts and antiscience attitudes, how do we distinguish between truth and fiction?
Jews and American Politics; from FDR to Trump with David G. Dalin, Ph.D.
Wednesday, January 17, 7:30 pm
David G. Dalin is a Rabbi and historian and the author, co-author, or editor of numerous books on American Jewish history and politics.
Alan S. Frumin & Richard A. Arenberg: Checks and Balances - the Unique Role of the Senate, Now More Than Ever
Thursday, January 18, 7:30 pm
Alan S. Frumin worked in the Senate parliamentarian’s office for 35 years essentially serving as the referee on matters of Senate procedure. He retired in 2012 with the title of Parliamentarian Emeritus of the U.S. Senate.
Richard A. Arenberg served on Capitol Hill for 34 years in senior Congressional staff positions, as a Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Majority Leader George Mitchell, and Senators Paul Tsongas and Carl Levin. Richard Arenberg is co-author of Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate. He is a Visiting Lecturer in Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University.
Dialogue With A Doc Speaker Series
Friday, January 19, 10:30 am
Speaker: Philippa “Pippa” Marrack, PhD, FRS
National Jewish Health is proud to partner with the Levis JCC Sandler Center to present preeminent physician researchers offering insightful information on healthcare and research.
Where Are They Now? with Myrna Goldberger
Monday, January 29, 2:30 pm
Myrna Goldberger’s “edutainment” uses storytelling and acting to make history come alive!
The Life and Music of Stephen Sondheim with Paul Offenkrantz
Monday, February 12, 2:30 pm
Explore the life and music of this iconic American composer and lyricist (follows our production of Company in the Beifield Auditorium). Paul Offenkrantz is a Rabbi, Cantor, professional opera singer and frequent lecturer.
Lloyd Shefsky: Jewish Business Visionaries, Innovators and Entrepreneurs; What Lessons Can We Learn From Their Life Stories
Monday, February 12, 7:30 pm
Lloyd Shefsky is Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Kellogg School of Management. Co-founder of several businesses and nonprofits, he has taught, lectured internationally and is the author of: Entrepreneurs Are Made Not Born (1996), Invent Reinvent Thrive (2014) and Visionarie$ Are Made Not Born: Your Vision Can Lead to Breakthrough Success (2017).