Hot Topics in the Jewish Community

Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline

Should the UN endorse a Palestinian state?

Boycott - Divestment - Sanctions?

Delegitimization of Israel/Palestine? Free Speech?

Join us for a respectful forum on several of today’s most complicated and “hot topics” related to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.  We aim to create a space for probing and open discussion about issues that often divide the Jewish community.  Our panel includes a prominent voice on the Jewish left and two of Boston’s esteemed Jewish community leaders: 
  • Leibel Fein: columnist, the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper; founder and former editor of Moment Magazine
  • Larry Lowenthal: professor, Northeastern Univ.; former executive director, Boston chapter of the American Jewish Committee 1991-2008
  • Rebecca Vilkomerson: national director, Jewish Voice for Peace

Moderated by David Matz, UMass professor and principal at The Mediation Group

Read a blog posting on this event by WC young adult member, Joanna Ware, at