Congregation B’nai Israel is pleased to host its 5th annual Speaker Series for 2017-2018.  We encourage you to join us for each of our offerings and to buy your tickets early before they sell out.


Upcoming Speakers


A Conversation with Robert Watson

Author of The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II

Thursday, September 7, 2017
7:00 pm
Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

Followed by Dessert Reception & Book Signing
Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

Members, SLJ & NCECE Families: Free
Students & Military with ID: $10
Non-Members & Community Guests: $25

Register Here

We think we know all there is to know about such momentous events as WWII or the Holocaust, but there is still much we do not know. History still has her secrets. One of them involves the final days of the Holocaust, an infamous Nazi ship, and a diabolically bizarre propaganda plan by Hitler, Goebbels, and Himmler.

This book talk will discuss the series of shocking events that history has largely forgotten and offer both insights into the chaotic final moments of the Holocaust and inspiring stories of survival. The Nazi Titanic has been featured at a dozen book festivals around North America and has been nominated for several forthcoming awards.

Robert Watson is a professor, author, media commentator and community activist who joined the faculty of Lynn in 2007 after spending 15 years teaching at other universities around the country. He has published more than 40 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia/reference essays.


Middle East Relations Panel Discussion

Sunday, February 11, 2018
1:00 pm, Special Premiere Ticket-holder Welcome Reception with Book Sale & Signing
Pollock Family Courtyard

2:00 pm, Panel Discussion with Dennis Ross & an All-Star Panel of Scholars
Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

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A Conversation with Dr. David Dalin

Author of Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:00 pm
Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

Followed by Dessert Reception & Book Signing
Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

Members, SLJ & NCECE Families: Free
Students & Military with ID: $10
Non-Members & Community Guests: $25

Register Here

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. David Dalin discusses the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them, and given the judges’ Jewish background, investigates the antisemitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment, as well as the role that antisemitism played in the attendant political debates and Senate confirmation battles.

David G. Dalin, an American rabbi and historian, is the author, co-author, or editor of twelve books on American Jewish history and politics, and Jewish-Christian relations. He has taught Jewish Studies at several universities, has been a visiting professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and George Washington University, and has been the Taube Research Fellow in American History at Stanford University.