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Breakfasts - Lecture Series

One of the most visible of Brotherhood's programs is the Isaiah Breakfast Speaker Series which brings interesting, educational, and provocative speakers to our congregation seven to eight times each year. Speakers come to teach, inform, and entertain, covering topics as diverse as Jewish/Israeli history, the US economy, anti-Semitism and retirement planning. The talks encourage us to think, grow and debate.  Recent speakers have come to us from influential synagogues across the US, from top university faculties and also from our own congregation. 

Our Breakfast series include a delicious bagel and lox breakfast, and are free to Brotherhood members. Admission to the breakfasts is free to paid up Brotherhood members, and $10 to all others.

Breakfasts Schedule for 2017 - 2018: September 17,  November 5, December 17, January 7, February 11, March 4, and April 22

Jonathan Kaufmann Speaks on
“Newsroom Confidential: Inside the Media and Politics 2018”

Sunday, April 22

Where is America heading as we approach the 2018 midterm elections? And what is the role of the media? Join Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and editor Jonathan Kaufman as he looks at the issues facing the media and the country, from increasing polarization to the battle over fake news to President Trump’s ongoing war with the media. How can the media rebuild the trust of readers and viewers and what can we expect in the coverage of the fall elections?

Kaufman will take us inside the nation’s newsrooms as they prepare to cover the midterm elections and avoid the mistakes of 2016. Every election tells us something about where America is headed and this election is shaping up as a referendum on both Trump personally and his policies. Kaufman will also discuss the economic and political changes facing The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR and Fox News, as well new media outlets like Politico, Vox and BuzzFeed.

Jonathan Kaufman has held senior positions at Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe. He is currently Director of the School of Journalism and Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University. Kaufman began his journalism career at The Boston Globe in the early 1980s, where he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team examining racism and job discrimination in Boston. As Bloomberg’s Executive Editor for Company News, based in New York, Kaufman oversaw more than 300 reporters and editors worldwide. Under his leadership, Kaufman’s team at Bloomberg won numerous awards including a 2015 Pulitzer Prize, several George Polk Awards, the Overseas Press Club Award and a Gerald Loeb Award.

Sun, May 20 2018 6 Sivan 5778