Enjoy the pre-recorded programs with TBI’s theater-quality projection and sound system.

Doors open 15 minutes before program.

All events are $15 at the door and $10 with advance reservations. Contact the Temple office to register.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – 7:30 PM – Howard Jacobson and James Shapiro discuss Shakespeare and the Jews

Renowned for their storytelling and scholarship, two experts discuss Shakespeare and the Jews as part of 92Y’s 400th-anniversary celebration of the Bard’s legacy. Howard Jacobson rewrites The Merchant of Venice in his new novel, Shylock is My Name, bringing the playwright’s most controversial character into a contemporary setting. Jacobson is joined by James Shapiro, whose groundbreaking work of scholarship, Shakespeare and the Jews, was an important influence on Shylock is My Name and has recently been reissued in a 20th-anniversary edition. His new book, is The Year of Lear.


Monday, February 11, 2019 – 7:30 PM –David Rubenstein with Gen. (Ret.) David H. Patraeus: Leadership in Times of Crisis

It’s a truism that it takes a crisis for true greatness in leadership to emerge. Four-star general David Petraeus joins David Rubenstein, the financial, philanthropic and media visionary, to explore the essence of great leadership: moral, philosophical and practical. They’ll share the most challenging moments from their storied careers and offer advice for today’s leaders and leaders of the future.

This event is supported by Producers Circle members Lynda and Robert Safron / The Edythe Kenner Foundation. Learn more about the 92Y Producers Circle.


Monday, February 18, 2019 – 7:30 PM –Melissa Rivers in Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg: Joan Rivers Confidential

Melissa Rivers and Whoopi Goldberg discuss Melissa’s new book Joan Rivers Confidential, a rare compilation of never-before-seen personal archives from the collection of her mother, the late, multi-talented and iconic comedian Joan Rivers.

Rivers kept mementos and the book contains scripts and monologues, letters from famous friends, exchanges with fans, rare photographs, as well as classic and never-before-heard jokes — many simply scribbled on everything from hotel stationery to airplane boarding passes. Touching on subjects from her 50 years in show business, it’s a revelatory and humor-filled insiders look.


Monday, March 11, 2019 – 7:30 PM –Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer with Thane Rosenbaum: Defending the Jewish State

Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, has risen to the challenge as an articulate and passionate defender of the Jewish state. Join FOLCS director Thane Rosenbaum for a wide-ranging and timely conversation with Ambassador Dermer.

Co-presented with the Forum for Law, Culture, and Society (FOLCS) at NYU Law School The Forum on Law, Culture & Society (FOLCS) brings together influential artists, government leaders, members of the legal profession and public intellectuals, to examine the big ideas of our day, particularly in matters regarding law, justice, human rights and civil society. Learn more at FOLCS.org.


Monday, March 25,  2019 – 7:30 PM –David Brooks: The Quest for Deeper Meaning

Success, stability, security — achieving these goals is life’s “first mountain,” says New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks. But once you’ve climbed it, what comes next?

The search for one’s true purpose. What does it mean to move from material gain to spiritual satisfaction? To focus on building character rather than attaining status? This is life’s “second mountain,” and Brooks, the bestselling author of The Road to Character, is here to offer his signature ethical perspective on this pivotal turning point. Join one of today’s top commentators on politics, culture and the social sciences for an eye-opening discussion of the quest for deeper meaning.

This event is supported by Producers Circle members Lynda and Robert Safron / The Edythe Kenner Foundation. Learn more about the Producers Circle.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 – 7:30 PM –The Future of God: The Merging of Science and Religion

Must science and religion always be opposing and irreconcilable forces? Dr. Reza Aslan, Andrew Zolli and David Eagleman look at recent trends in theoretical physics and the response of contemporary theologians to scientific theories and discuss whether science and religion can, in fact, be seen as complementary ways of understanding our world.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 – 7:30 PM –Bret Stephens in conversation with Thane Rosenbaum

This is part of the Thane Rosenbaum Talk Show

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Bret Stephens has developed a reputation for courageous opinion writing, from his provocative perspective on climate change to his steadfast support for Israel to his pro-immigration stance and his devastating critiques of both Presidents Obama and Trump, the latter coinciding with his move from The Wall Street Journal to The New York Times. Meet this always astute, engaging and entertaining chronicler of the American and world political scenes, with our Talk Show host, novelist and law professor Thane Rosenbaum.



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.