CJF program “Divided by Victory: The Legacy of the Six-Day War” to be held on Oct. 26

The first lecture in the College of Jewish Studies Fall program will be held on Thursday, October 26, when Dr. Steven Bayme will speak on “The Six-Day War Remembered: 50 Years Later.” Bayme is the director of the William Petschek Contemporary Jewish Life Department of the American Jewish Committee and the Koppelman Institute on American-Israeli Relations. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Binghamton University Department of Judaic Studies Temple Beth El Endowment. The program, which will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, is open to the entire community and will begin at 7:30 pm. General admission is $8 per program, or $20 for all three programs; senior admission is $5 per program or $12 for all three programs. Binghamton University students are welcome to attend with no charge.
Called an expert on America-Israel relations, Jewish history and contemporary Jewish life, Bayme’s responsibilities at the AJC include Jewish family issues, Jewish education, Israel-Diaspora relations, Jewish identity and continuity, and intra-Jewish relations. Bayme holds an undergraduate degree in history from Yeshiva University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Jewish history from Columbia University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, has served on the faculties of the Wexner Heritage Foundation and the Nahum Goldman Fellowship, the Wexner Foundation Fellowship Committee, and as a judge for the National Jewish Book Awards. He has published articles on family policy, intermarriage, liberal Judaism, Jewish parenting, Jewish responses to modernity, Jewish attitudes on terrorism and violence, and Modern Orthodoxy in America. He is often cited in the media, was profiled in Lifestyles magazine and on three occasions has been named to the Forward’s annual list of the 50 most influential Jews in the United States. The list noted that Bayme “influences the debate on a variety of issues and has helped steer his organization into position as the leading address in the national Jewish discussion.”
Individual sponsorship for CJS is available and donations are always welcomed. Individual sponsorship of $100 includes admission to both fall and spring programs. For more information on how to become an individual sponsor or to make a donation, e-mail bingcjs@gmail.com. The College of Jewish Studies is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization.
The College of Jewish Studies provides opportunities for adult Jewish education for the Broome County community by offering fall and spring programs. Drawing on local resources and inviting scholars and experts from a range of universities and cultural and religious institutions, CJS sponsors a wide array of programs dealing with Jewish history, culture, religion and politics.
The College of Jewish Studies, which was founded in 1986, is an informal coalition between the Judaic Studies Department of Binghamton University and several area Jewish sponsoring institutions, including the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, Beth David Synagogue, Temple Concord and Temple Israel. Programming for CJS would not be possible without the additional financial support of the Jacob and Rose Olum Foundation, the B’nai B’rith Lectureship Fund, the Victor and Esther Rozen Foundation, an endowment fund from the former Temple Beth El of Endicott, a grant from the JoyVel Charitable Fund and the donations of individual sponsors.
For more information on the College of Jewish Studies and its programs, visit www.bingcjs.org and www.facebook.com/bingcjs.