Alan Dershowitz To Speak In Boca Raton

Alan Dershowitz will appear in Boca Raton in December.

Alan Dershowitz will appear in Boca Raton in December.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Temple B’Nai Israel is the place and December 17th is the date to spend time with famed attorney and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz.

Professor Alan M. Dershowitz will address the topic “Inside Israel Today” during a speech at Congregation B’nai Israel on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:30 pm in the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary.  The event will coincide with Professor Dershowitz’ 50 years as a law professor at Harvard University as well as the release of his autobiography, Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law.

Professor Dershowitzis the author of 30 fiction and non-fiction works with a worldwide audience, including The New York Times #1 bestsellerChutzpah and five other national bestsellers.  He has also published more than 1,000 articles in magazines, newspapers, journals and blogs such as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, Huffington Post, Newsmax,Jerusalem Post and Ha’aretz.

Rabbi Robert A. Silvers of Congregation B’nai Israel explains “Professor Dershowitz’ advocacy for Israel is unparalleled. The Jewish community looks forward to hearing his passionate expertise.” Robin Ellman, Chairperson of Congregation B’nai Israel’s Speaker Series, states that “Professor Dershowitz adds a powerful punch to our Speaker Series. He is an icon in the Jewish community.”

Dershowitz is the second of four events in Congregation B’nai Israel’s first annual Speaker Series.  Sharon Wagman, Executive Director of Congregation B’nai Israel explains, “Our goal is to bring stimulating speakers and meaningful conversations to our community. We also hope that the Speaker Series helps to foster and enhance the Jewish identities of its members.”  Future events include Dr. Maya Angelou who will speak on Thursday, January 16, and a film screening and panel discussion of “50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus” in partnership with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on February 6 at 7 p.m.

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Alan Dershowitz has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort,” “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.”  He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Dershowitz, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg.

Congregation B’nai Israel is an inclusive Reform congregation that offers a nurturing home to all who seek a meaningful and enduring connection to Judaism. We strive to serve the needs of families and singles by embracing Jews from all backgrounds. We offer a warm welcome to Jews-by-choice, interfaith families, as well as Jews of all races, cultures and sexual orientations. Congregation B’nai Israel is a vibrant community with a wide variety of spiritual, educational and social programs. Our spiritual leaders are Senior Rabbi Robert A. Silvers, Rabbi Marci R. Bloch, Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz, Cantor Stephanie Shore and Cantorial Associate Sarah Freudenberger.


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