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.

Join us for our next event and catch up on past events in our video archives.

Hot Buttons events are always interesting and thought-provoking. Thank you.

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More About the Discussion Series

The Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series is underwritten by generous donor support. View list of donors.

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.

Hot Buttons discussions are recorded in partnership with the Forum Network, a joint venture of WGBH and The Lowell Institute. Videos of each event are posted online at forum-network.org and other affiliated sites. Visit the video archive for recordings of past events.

Video Archives

You can watch past Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations online.