BE Recordings: March-April 2023

Missed an event this month? All virtual events that were recorded will be featured here.


Current Politics with Professor David Zarefsky
Wednesday, March 15

A continuing lecture-discussion class on contemporary public issues of interest to Jews as citizens.

No fee for members

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DAVID ZAREFSKY is the Owen L. Coon Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, specializing in argumentation and the analysis and criticism of American political discourse. He is a former president of the National Communication Association, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the Central States Communication Association. In 2012 he received the Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award from the National Communication Association. David is a past president of Beth Emet.


AIPAC and the US-Israel Relationship
Wednesday, March 8

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a bipartisan American organization with a long and successful history advocating a strong US- Israel relationship. AIPAC encourages the US government to enact specific policies creating an enduring and mutually beneficial relationship with our ally Israel. AIPAC has evolved, with a newly implemented strategy to ensure Israel remains safe and secure with America by its side.

This event is sponsored by the Israel Committee.

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JORDYN HARRIS serves as AIPAC Chicago Associate Area Director, where she is responsible for building and leading AIPAC’s advocacy and political efforts in the Chicago area. She has been instrumental in promoting the US-Israel relationship ensuring AIPAC’s message is heard by lawmakers and community leaders in Chicago and throughout Illinois.


What are the Takeaways for the US from Uruguay’s Transformative Climate Change Measures?
Wednesday, March 1

Uruguay is an international Climate Change leader which has transformed its energy sector to 90% renewables, planned relocation of vulnerable coastal communities, built climate resilient infrastructure, and changed agriculture as well as cattle ranching, for sustainability and climate resilience. This transformation provides important examples for changes that are needed in the U.S. And how diplomacy will help build a more climate-resilient future.

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Global Americans is a research and analysis organization providing vital information and insights about Latin America and the Caribbean in a global context. We will be joined on zoom by Jackson Mihm, Associate Editor, and Alejandro Trenchi, Research Assistant for their Caribbean Climate Change Project.

This event is co-sponsored by the Beth Emet Dayenu Circle, Interfaith Action Climate Change and Justice Subcommittee, Citizens Climate Lobby Evanston Northshore Chapter, Citizens’ Greener Evanston and Go Green Wilmette