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Baruch College Co-Hosts The JDC Global Symposium

Turmoil, Change, and Inspiration in the Jewish World

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NEW YORK, NY - December 3, 2014- Baruch College and The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center is co-hosting the JDC Global Symposium on December 8, alongside The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People.

Artists, business leaders, and academic experts will offer insight into global trends and the most effective ways to promote change. Topics include:

  • JDC Responds to Crisis: Ukraine, Israel and Europe
  • Galvanizing an American Ethic of Responsibility
  • “Let My People Go,: Exhibit on Soviet Jewry Movement 25th Anniversary
  • Art and Meaning: Seeing Myself in the Stories I Hear

Some of the panelists include Dean Jeffrey Peck, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences; Frederic Brenner, author and photographer; Hadassah Lieberman, educator and activist; Mark Podwal, artist; Alan Gill, CEO, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC); Dr. Rick Hodes, medical director of Ethiopia for JDC; and, Asher Ostrin, JDC.

See entire program here.

Free and open to the public with pre-registration. Register here.

WHAT: Turmoil, Change, & Inspiration in the Jewish World

WHEN: Monday, December 8, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College - Information & Technology Building (Library Building)

151 E. 25th Street

Atrium, Rackow Room and Lounge

Rooms 750 and 760



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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