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Communities of Character: A Conversation With David Brooks

  • 07:00 PM
  • The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center - 10 East 66th Street, New York City

Communities of Character

A Conversation With David Brooks



“Most of the time, character is not an individual accomplishment. It emerges through joined hearts and souls, and in groups.”

– David Brooks, Op-ed columnist at the New York Times


Join Lab/Shul, UJA-Federation of New York, and Manhattan synagogues for a community-wide conversation about the bonds that unite us in an increasingly divisive time.  David Brooks will share his reflections on character, gratitude, and how we can magnify the best in ourselves and in each other. Mr. Brooks will also engage in dialogue with UJA-Federation CEO Eric Goldstein about finding common ground and fostering collective purpose.


Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center – 10 East 66th Street, New York City


Couvert: $18 per person (Your gift represents a charitable contribution to UJA-Federation of New York.) To register, visit www.ujafedny.org/david-brooks.


UJA-Federation of New York’s CommUnity: UJA+Synagogues initiative offers educational briefings, hands-on volunteer opportunities, and scholars-in-residence at local synagogues.  To learn more, contact Marissa Cinnamon at [email protected] or 212-836-1899.