Events and Programs by Interest
Summary of All Events & Programs
(6) Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Jan 15 - Feb 19
Fee: $36 per person
This course is rooted in the idea that only through knowledge can we form opinion and be aware of how to respond to events. Rabbi Citrin will combine presentation of timely news and editorial material, drawing from newspapers, JTA bulletins, periodicals and other media. He will guide discussion on current events in Israel and in Jewish communities throughout the world.
Instructor: Rabbi Paul J. Citrin was ordained by the Hebrew Union College in 1973. He was graduated from U.C.L.A. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1968. The focus of his rabbinate has always been in congregational life. His passions are education, Israel and social justice. He is the author of a children's novel, Joseph's Wardrobe, a co-author of Gates of Repentance for Young People, Ten Sheaves, A Collection of Sermons, Addresses and Articles, and of Lights in the Forest: Rabbis Respond to Twelve Essential Jewish Questions. He is married to Susan Morrison Citrin. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Rabbi Citrin is currently serving as the rabbi of the Taos Jewish Center.
The Jewish Community Center is excited to once again host notable Jewish authors from across the U.S. in an effort to promote Jewish literature and present the community with thought-provoking programs. The following seven outstanding authors were selected as the best speakers for our community from over 260 on the 2018-19 Jewish Book Council tour: Rachel Kadish, Peter Golden, Joyce Maynard, Izzy Ezagui, Keith Gessen, Stephen Fried, Amy Kritzer.