More than 800 Hear “A Conversation with Alan Dershowitz” at JCRC Event (March 24, 2016)

About the Event
Torrential downpours and high winds could not deter more than 800 people from across Jewish South Palm Beach County from coming to hear Alan Dershowitz on March 24, 2016. The Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Dershowitz has been called “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.”

Presented free of charge and organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, the evening was hosted by Congregation B’nai Israel in their sanctuary. The guests were welcomed by the synagogue’s Senior Rabbi, Robert Silvers, and by JCRC Co-Chairs Jill Rose and Andrew Robins, who also spoke of the JCRC and Federation’s vital work in the community and on behalf of Israel.

The program format was a conversation between Professor Dershowitz and Matthew C. Levin, Federation President & CEO. Amid frequent applause and cheers, they covered an array of topics of high interest and concern to the Jewish community. Among their topics were: the Professor’s journey into Israel advocacy as an extension of his defense of human rights, the array of threats to democracy, the challenging atmosphere on college campuses, countering the rise of anti-Semitism, and prospects for peace in the Middle East. Mr. Dershowitz emphasized the need for Jews to have strength in order to have peace, and the interconnectedness of the strength of Israel and the strength of Jewish communities in the diaspora.

For more information about the JCRC, contact Marissa Trowbridge at 561.852.6022 or marissat@bocafed.org.