2019-2020 Season: Where is our country headed?

Exploring polarizing issues that have Americans split about the direction of our nation

As we move closer to the 2020 elections, the United States has become bitterly divided on issues ranging from reproductive rights to fake news. This season begs the question: Where is our country headed?  We will discuss the pivotal role our nation’s laws, religions, and leadership play in shaping our community. We’ll seek answers to critical questions that define us not just as a community, but as humans in a constantly and rapidly changing world.

Upcoming Events

May 6: Polarization & Divide: Navigating the News

The information landscape has forever changed, with fake news and blurred lines between fact and opinion. Our panel examines the consequences of living in an age of politicized truth, fake news, and selective reality.  We explore how we sort fact from fiction and through what lens do we see the truth?  Moreover, we ask what are the implications for creating a civil society.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7:30pm

What is Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations?

If you enjoy a lively exchange of ideas on today’s hot button topics, the JCC’s acclaimed discussion series is for you. We bring together distinguished scholars, thought leaders and expert moderators for thought-provoking dialogue on issues of concern to the Jewish community and beyond.

The series is named in honor of Jonathan Samen (z”l), past chair of the JCC Greater Boston Governing Board, to recognize his legacy of leadership. View donors.

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. As a 501(c)(3), JCC Greater Boston does not endorse or oppose candidates for public office or political parties.

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