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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Political Journalist and Scholar, Joel Kotkin, will speak on “How Should A Divided Jewish Community Respond to President Trump?”
Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Political Journalist and Scholar, Joel Kotkin, will speak on “How Should A Divided Jewish Community Respond to President Trump?” Donald Trump’s election is impacting the Jewish community which is increasingly divided over issues like Israel, economics and culture. Should more Jews be voting for the GOP? Do we have more to gain and less to fear from aligning our votes with the right or the left? Considering the issues that led to President Trump’s victory, including the decline of the middle class, rising inequality, political correctness, and deindustrialization, who should Jews support?
Mr. Kotkin is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. He is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and the Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity. Mr. Kotkin is the Executive Editor of the widely read website www.newgeography.com and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast, Real Clear Politics and The Orange County Register. Mr. Kotkin has also written “The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050” exploring how the nation will evolve in the next four decades and “The City: A Global History” and “Tribes: How Race, Religion and Identity Are Reshaping the Global Economy.” Currently, Mr. Kotkin is coordinating major studies on urbanism, the future of localism and the re-industrialization of the American heartland and, as director of the Center for Demographics and Policy at Chapman University, he is currently involved in a project about the future of Orange County.
University Synagogue member Karen Knecht will play piano. Our Tikkun Olam Committee and all anniversaries this month will be honored. Sponsored by Tom and Andra Ellingson.