Program Recording


2021: What Lies Ahead for Global Jewish Advocacy Featuring David Harris, CEO, AJC

Described by the late Israeli President Shimon Peres as the “foreign minister of the Jewish people,” David Harris has led AJC since 1990. Please join us for what is sure to be a fascinating, off-the-record discussion as Harris, one of the Jewish world’s leading experts on global trends, examines developments on the world stage, analyzes the impact of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and addresses the most pressing issues on the minds of Jews in America and around the world.

Upcoming Programs

2021 Davis Family Forum Featuring Dr. Bernice A. King (AJC)
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 5:30 p.m. CST Via Zoom

AJC and North Shore Congregation Israel are pleased to welcome Dr. Bernice A. King as the featured guest for the 2021 Davis Family Forum. Dr. King is a global thought leader, orator, peace advocate, and Chief Executive Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center). Dr. King is an innovative, energetic and committed leader dedicated to taking her parents’ legacy and teachings, The King Center, and the work of creating a more peaceful, just, humane world. Dr. King will join Rabbi Wendi Geffen in a conversation around The Journey of Black-Jewish Relations, including the legacy of this relationship and where we go from here.

What Does this Vaccine & COVID Relief Mean for Me and My Community? (Jewish Federations of North America)
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 4 p.m. EST via Zoom

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has begun, but what does it mean for the Jewish community? Join Mark McClellan, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Food & Drug Administration along with Erika Rudin-Luria, President of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and JFNA Board Member Marissa Schlaifer in a conversation about key COVID relief efforts, the vaccine, and what it means for Jewish communities and those that they serve in the U.S.

Virtual Mission to Washington (Jewish Federations of North America)
February 1-2, 2021

The first-ever National Jewish Virtual Mission to Washington is an opportunity for communities across the United States to join together virtually with political leaders and policymakers from both sides of the aisle, to advocate for the future of the Jewish community. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and advocate for laws that fight antisemitism, ensure a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and provide government resources to keep Jewish institutions flourishing.

Community of Conscience (AJC)
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 12 p.m. CST

Join us on Tuesday, February 2nd from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST as we launch a series of quarterly conversations focused on how to engage in civil discourse with one another. We will explore civil discourse models and engage in meaningful discussion with community leaders. There is no cost to attend but you must register below.

Moving Forward in 2021 on Racial Justice & Equity (JCRC, Congregation Beth Shalom, and Edot: The Midwest Regional Jewish Diversity Collaborative)
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7 p.m. EST

After the renewed call for racial justice in the summer of 2020, the Indy JCRC passed its Principles on Racial Justice & Equity to help guide the Jewish community on achieving racial equity both through community development and policy. This is a timely discussion on how the Jewish community can continue to address the deep systemic issues of racial injustice to build a more equitable community in 2021!

Common Threads: In Doubt or Living Without: Food Insecurity During COVID (JFGI)
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7 p.m. EST

Panel Discussion
Crystal Haslett
, Coordinator of Student Programs & Community Liaison, MSD of Washington Township
Lori Moss, Jewish Family Services Executive Director
Jen Vigran, CEO, Second Helpings
Moderated by Debra Luffer Atlas,
Distinguished Research Fellow Eli Lilly and Company