The State of the Jews as the Jewish State Celebrates 75 with Bret Stephens

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Register to attend this  program at 7:00 pm on May 3, 2023  at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton: What do the changes in Israel’s government mean for American Jews and Diaspora Jews around the world? How is the uptick in global antisemitism related to people’s perception of Israeli politics and Israeli leadership? How are we as Reform Jews supposed to feel about Israel? Join Bret Stephens in conversation with Rabbi Dan Levin to explore these important questions as Israel celebrates its 75th year of independence (Yom Ha’atzmaut – which celebrates the declaration of independence of the State of Israel in 1948).

$36 General Admission – 7:00 pm
$180 Reserved Seating and Meet & Greet with Bret Stephens at 5:45 pm



Bret Stephens is an Op-Ed columnist writing about foreign policy and domestic politics for the New York Times. Bret came to the Times in 2017 after a long career with The Wall Street Journal, where he was most recently deputy editorial page editor and, for 11 years, a foreign affairs columnist. Before that, he was editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed in 2002 at age 28.  In addition to his work at the Times, in 2021 Bret became editor-in-chief of Sapir (, a Jewish quarterly published by the Maimonides Fund. The mission of Sapir is to offer ideas for a thriving Jewish future. He is also currently at work on a book about the future of the free world. Bret was raised in Mexico City and holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M. Sc. from the London School of Economics. He sits on numerous academic advisory boards and was a co-founder, with Garry Kasparov, of the Renew Democracy Initiative, an organization dedicated to advancing democratic principles throughout the world.

This event is underwritten by Project Nuremberg and Friends of Music and Arts.

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