Slifka Online Salons

This spring and summer, Slifka Online Salons are bringing our community together across distance and years, for informed conversation on current topics.

Recordings of past presentations are available below.           

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Recordings of previous Slifka Online Salons:

Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 8PM ET  --  Miryam Kabakov: Changes are afoot: Hear what's happening to make Jewish spaces LGBTQ+ inclusive


Wednesday, April 12, 2021 @ 8PM ET  --  Eli Lebowitz: Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD


Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 8PM ET  --  Mark Gerson: 
God Didn't Create the Seder to Put You to Sleep

Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 8PM ET  --  Dr. Nancy Brown, Dean of Yale School of Medicine: 
Learning from the Pandemic: Medical Education in a Post-COVID World 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 8PM ET  --  Adam Lehman: Lessons from the Jewish Future 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 8PM ET  --  Ross Douthat: 
A Post-Election The Politics of Community: Contemporary Tensions in Judaism and Catholicism
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 8PM ET  --  Remembering RBG: A Slifka Online Salon with Linda Greenhouse Remembering RBG


Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 8PM ET  --  What Just Happened: 
A Post-Election Conversation with Emily Bazelon and Bryan Garsten


Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 8PM ET  --  Fear, Action, Resilience: Jewish Responses to Climate Crisis: A Slifka Online Salon with Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin 


Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 8PM ET  --  The Prophetic Call of Frederic Douglass: 
A Slifka Online Salon with Professor David Blight, Sterling Professor of History and Pulitzer Prize Winner


Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 8PM ET  --  Right Speech as Repentance and Redemption: Rosh Hashanah in an Age of Post-Truth Politics: 
A Slifka Online Salon taught by Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale


Monday, August 10, 2020 @ 8PM EDT  --  Political Hobbyism vs Political Power: a Slifka Online Salon with Eitan Hersh


Monday, June 29, 2020 @ 8PM EDT  --  Prosperity and Suffering in a time of Crisis: a Slifka Online Salon with Daniel Markovits

 June 16, 2020 @ 8PM EDT  -- Steven Skybell: A Yale Alum and Broadway Star takes on Tevye 

Session recording will be available shortly.

May 25, 2020  -- Israel and American Judaism:  Blessings and Changes with scholar David Makovsky

May 12, 2020  -- The Supreme Court Today: An Insider's Perspective with Lisa Blatt
This Lecture is made possible in part by the Henry Kohn Fund at the Slifka Center

April 22, 2020  -- The Ethical Quandaries of Coronavirus: A Conversation with Professor Shelly Kagan

March 24, 2020 -- An Evening with Marvin Chun, Dean of Yale College