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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

The best-selling authors of Half the Sky and A Path Appears address the crisis in working-class America while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure in Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope.

Date:
Jan 22, 2020 • 7:00 pm
Admission:

Ticket: $22
1 ticket + 1 book: $40

Category:
Authors & Talks

Michael Barbaro: 2020 Through a Jewish Lens

In Conversation with Jodi Rudoren

Michael Barbaro, host of The New York Times’ pillar podcast “The Daily,” and Jodi Rudoren, editor-in-chief of The Forward will have a lively discussion of the 2020 political landscape. With primary voting about to start, and three Jewish candidates in the crowded Democratic field, they’ll talk about how the issues many Jews care about are playing out in the race and how they view the campaign as journalists — who are both Jewish.

Date:
Jan 23, 2020 • 7:00 pm
Admission:

$22

Category:
Authors & Talks

Shabbat: Hit Reset

Fourth Friday

Blending contemporary and traditional elements, this inclusive service led by Rabbi Shira and musician Aaron Shneyer is designed to foster community in a thoughtful, accessible, and radically welcoming setting. Open to all.

Date:
Jan 24, 2020 • 6:00 pm
Admission:

Service is free.
Actual cost Shabbat meal is $36
Subsidized Shabbat meal for young professionals or those in financial need is $18 in advance ($20 day of service)

Category:
Shabbat Services

UCB Intro to Improv and Intermediate Improv

These concurrent two-hour workshops in long-form improv comedy are taught by instructors from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Date:
Jan 25, 2020 • 2:00 pm
Admission:

$75 workshop + show

Category:
Comedy

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

The acclaimed comedy troupe showcases some of the nation’s best improv.

Date:
Jan 25, 2020 • 7:00 pm
Admission:

$20 in advance
$25 day of show
$75 workshop + show

Category:
Comedy

Ezra Klein

In Conversation with Jamelle Bouie

In Why We’re Polarized, the editor-at-large and cofounder of Vox reveals the structural and psychological forces behind America’s descent into division and dysfunction and what that polarization has done to the way we see the world and one another.

Date:
Jan 27, 2020 • 7:00 pm
Admission:

SOLD OUT

Category:
Authors & Talks

Jewish Flavor: Plant-Based Cooking

From avocado-tahini dip to date and walnut truffles, learn how to make modern Israeli vegan recipes during this class led by in-house chef Vered Guttman.

Date:
Jan 29, 2020 • 6:30 pm
Admission:

SOLD OUT

Category:
Jewish Education

Guest House

Film Screening

This feature documentary follows the stories of three women in a re-entry house as they attempt to acclimate to life after being released from incarceration and battling addiction. A Q&A with co-director Hannah Dweck and others connected to the film follows the screening.

Date:
Jan 30, 2020 • 7:00 pm
Admission:

$12

Category:
Authors & Talks

6th Street Minyan: Renewal Shabbat

Musician Aaron Shneyer leads a laid-back, egalitarian minyan.

Date:
Jan 31, 2020 • 7:00 pm
Admission:

Service is free. Please RSVP.

Category:
20s & 30s Programming

Diane Rehm

In Conversation with Kojo Nnamdi

In When My Time Comes, the renowned radio host examines the right-to-die movement from human, medical, legal, and ethical perspectives, and explores the arguments both for and against the issue.

Date:
Feb 3, 2020 • 7:00 pm
Admission:

Ticket: $22
1 ticket + 1 book: $40

Category:
Authors & Talks
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