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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.

Magic Moments: Remembering Hal David

Hal David’s classics — like “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” “Alfie” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” — are songs that defined an era. They were recorded and performed by some of the most beloved artists of the 20th century. The Academy Award and Grammy winning lyricist served as President of ASCAP Board of Directors, Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the coveted Gershwin Prize Award conferred at the White House by President Obama. Hal’s devoted wife and author of Magic Moments, Eunice David, leads a very special evening of tributes and memories as Dionne Warwick and other stars share stories of his music, his career, his family and his life. Television and radio host A. J. Hammer moderates.


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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. 

David Brooks with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: Finding a Moral Compass in Challenging Times

David Brooks has been an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times since 2003. He is also a commen-tator on PBS’s NewsHour, NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Meet the Press. His most recent book is The Road to Character (2015), a No. 1 New York Timesbestseller and named as one of the best books of the year by The Economist. Other recent books include the novel The Well-Kept Secret (2013) and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement (2011; also a No. 1 New York Times-bestseller). Born in Toronto, Canada, Mr. Brooks worked at The Washing-ton Times and then The Wall Street Journal. He teaches at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

An international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was recently named the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize. He served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013 and has taught at various academic institutions; he is currently a Professor at New York University. Rabbi Sacks is the author of more than 30 books; his most recent is Not in God’s Name, which was awarded a 2015 National Jewish Book Award in America and was a top ten Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. He has been awarded 17 honorary doctorates. In 1995 Rabbi Sacks received the Jerusalem Prize for his con-tribution to diaspora Jewish life, and in 2005 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. His website is rabbisacks.org.


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. 

Jews in Dark Times with Bernard-Henri Lévy, Leon Wieseltier, Paul Berman, and Alana Newhouse

We are living in a turbulent and ominous hour. The volatility of politics in the United States and Europe, the rise of authoritarian ideologies and governments, the ferocity of the debates about immigration and difference, the new faces of anti-Semitism and xenophobia: these momentous and unsettling developments have enormous implications for Jews in the West. How should American Jewry make sense of these changes? What are the dangers they pose to Jewish values and Jewish interests? Is anti-Semitism on the rise, and why? Is European Jewry in peril? How should Jews think about the liberal order and its increasingly powerful critics? Bernard-Henri Lévy, Leon Wieseltier, Paul Berman, and Alana Newhouse will discuss these urgent and unsettling ques-tions, and attempt to place them in their historical and intellectual contexts.Co-presented with Tablet





The Charlotte P. Graver Fund
of the Community Foundation
of Sarasota County is again
sponsoring this season’s
92nd St Y broadcasts.





The Rabbi Sanford E. Saperstein
Memorial Fund of Temple Beth Israel
initiated the 92nd St Y Live broadcasts
to honor  Rabbi Saperstein
and his belief in community enrichment.


92nd St Y DVDs in the library collection