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Sunday, November 2, 2014
7:00-9:00 pm

For tickets click here.

Details? click here or call Howard Lynne, 845-473-5335 for more information.

Click image to hear SAFAM play"Leaving Mother Russia" for Natan Sharansky

92nd Street Y Comes to the Poughkeepsie Library

Adriance Memorial Library, Market Street, Charwat Room, Poughkeepsie
Call Federation Office for more information (845) 471-9811 - Free and open to the public


Jeffrey Toobin interviews Alan Dershowitz (Previously recorded)

Writer and news analyst interviews defense lawyer on the writing of his memoir, Taking the Stand.
Thurs, Oct 30, 7:00 pm 




Word Religions: Spotlight on Judaism (LIVE Broadcast)

A panel of scholars examines how Judaism has been absorbed, altered, understood, and misunderstood.

Sun, Nov 9, 7:30 pm 




America and Israel: The Way Forward (LIVE Broadcast)

Dalia Rabin, frmr Israeli Deputy Defense Minister and current chair of Yitzhak Rabin Center and Ambassador Dennis Ross.

Thurs, Dec 4, 8:15 pm 




Elie Wiesel in Conversation with Marvin Kalb (Previously recorded)

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in one of many conversations with Kalb, Senior Advisor to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Thurs, Dec 11, 7:00 pm 


Thanksgiving, The American Sukkot
"The leaves have fallen and there are no Jewish holidays… It must be November!"
Rabbi Navah Levine, Temple Emeth, Boston

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