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 dialog on issues of concern to the Jewish community and beyond.

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

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With this series, JCC Greater Boston serves as a community living room, a place where people who hold diverse perspectives come together, share opinions and gain deeper understanding. You can ask questions and add your voice through audience participation.

Israel: 50 Years after the 1967 War

Israel: 50 Years after the 1967 War

May 3

Join CJP and JCC Greater Boston for this joint program of the CommUNITY Israel Dialogue and the Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations...

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You can watch past Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations online.

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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.