Three things that keep the Jewish community up at night

Annual Women’s Education Symposium features Gary Rosenblatt


What are the biggest challenges facing the Jewish community today? In a recent “RosenBlog” post, Jewish Week editor Gary Rosenblatt gives one answer. Reporting from the annual AIPAC Policy Conference held in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, Rosenblatt cautions that Congress may stand behind Israel in the Mideast peace talks, but the White House is proving to be a harder sell.

Rosenblatt will bring his perspective to the annual Women’s Education Symposium on Wednesday, Apr. 2 in Old Greenwich. The event is co-sponsored by UJA/JCC Greenwich; UJA/Federation Westport Weston Wilton Norwalk; and United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien.

Rosenblatt has been editor and publisher of the New York-based The Jewish Week, the largest Jewish newspaper in the U.S., since 1993. Prior to that position, he served as editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times for nearly two decades. Rosenblatt has won numerous journalism awards from both the Jewish and secular press for his writing, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1985 – the first time an article in the Jewish media was recognized in the competition. His series of articles in 2000 on Baltimore rabbi Baruch Lanner, who was convicted of child abuse, won several national awards and has been cited as a landmark in Jewish investigative reporting. Since arriving at The Jewish Week, Rosenblatt has launched a number of projects, including “The Conversation,” an annual retreat for American Jewish leaders and emerging leaders; “Fresh Ink,” a webzine written by and for high school students; and “Write On For Israel,” an engagement and educational program, through journalism, for high school students.


Rosenblatt’s keynote address, “What Keeps Us up at Night: Three Challenges Facing the Jewish Community Today,” will be followed by breakout sessions: “The American Jewish Story through Cinema” with Dr. Eric Goldman; “A Seder Plate of Leadership Models: What Can We Learn from Passover?” with Dr. Elana Stein Hain; and “The New Persian Kitchen Cooking Demo” with Louisa Shafia. 

Annual Women’s Education Symposium: Wednesday, Apr. 2, 9:15 a.m.-12 noon, Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich. Admission: $60/person advance; $72/person at the door. For information and reservations: (203) 552-1818

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