Event Details

The Perils and Promise of American Judaism

Thursday, December 6 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Steven R. Weisman, author of "The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion," will share his thoughts on the American Jewish community's "determination to survive...."

From surviving - to thriving - and the journey that took us there, Weisman's book reminds us of the struggles - and successes - of our past and how that history has given us the weapons to push back against hatred and stand up for justice, dignity and peace.

Weisman, vice president for publications and communications, joined the Peterson Institute in 2008. He had previously been the chief international economics correspondent of the New York Times since 2006. He served as a member of the editorial board of the Times, specializing in politics and economics (1995–2002).

His work has appeared in the Times Book Review, Times Magazine, and the paper's news, features, and culture sections since 1968. Weisman is the recipient of the Edward Weintal Prize, the Sidney Hillman Award, and the Silurian Society Award.

In addition to The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion, Weisman is the author of The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln to Wilson—The Fierce Battles over Money and Power That Transformed the Nation and The Great Tradeoff: Confronting Moral Conflicts in the Era of Globalization.

Contact: Karen Kaplan and Ellen Blalock, [email protected]

Cost: free

Please email us if you need any accommodations to participate in this event.

Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee


  • When: Thu Dec. 6
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Address: 2100 Westmoreland Street
    Falls Church VA,US 22043

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