Community Conversations and America at a Crossroads

In April 2020 when events and gatherings were cancelled due to COVID, JUDJ, in partnership with Community Advocates Inc., developed the Community Conversations and America at a Crossroads event series. We are proud to present an esteemed roster of guests and moderators who are experts in the issue areas JUDJ supports. Recordings of our past events and discussions are available on our YouTube page.

Co-sponsors include: IKAR, Jewish Center for Justice, Leo Baeck Temple, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Stephen Wise Temple, Temple Beth Am, Temple IsaiahTemple Israel of Hollywood, The Forward and Valley Beth Shalom.

Click to Watch Our Past Events

Sept. 16, 2020: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla with Zev Yaroslavsky

Sept. 9, 2020: Ron Brownstein with Warren Olney

Sept. 2, 2020: Jeffrey Toobin with Henry Weinstein

August 26, 2020: Benjamin Jealous and Amb. (Rabbi) David Saperstein with Larry Mantle

August 19, 2020: Connie Rice and Bill Bratton with Patt Morrison

August 12, 2020: Congresswoman Karen Bass with Laurie Levenson

August 5, 2020: James Carville with Warren Olney

July 29, 2020: Thomas L. Friedman with Warren Olney

July 22, 2020: Bill Kristol with Patt Morrison, “The Trump Effect”: Can the soul of our nation be restored?

July 15, 2020: George F. Will with Larry Mantle : Will the Republican Party Recover?

July 8, 2020: Lynn Vavreck and Mike Murphy with Robert Shrum: How Political Pros View the November Elections

July 1, 2020: American Defamation League, CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt: Antisemitism, Bigotry, and Hate in the Age of Trump

June 24, 2020: Erwin Chemerinsky, Jennifer Mnookin and Henry Weinstein: The Constitution in Crisis: Will it Survive?

June 17, 2020: Mayor Eric Garcetti, Governing in a Time of Crises with Jim Newton: How do we Recover?

June 10, 2020: David Frum and Peter Beinart with Madeleine Brand: Two Views of a Controversial Presidency

June 3, 2020: David Brooks with Warren Olney: When and Why the Trump Ploy Stopped Working

May 27, 2020: Max Boot with Patt Morrison: Assessing the Trump Administration

May 20, 2020: Prof. Rick Hasan, Prof. Gilda Daniels and Mac Heller with Val Zavala:Voter Suppression and 2020 Elections

May 13, 2020: Congressman Adam Schiff, Restoring Our Democracy After Trump: A View from the Hill

May 6, 2020: Bret Stephens and Nicholas Goldberg: COVID-19 Impacts

April 22, 2020: Jennifer Rubin and Amb.(ret.) Norman Eisen with Warren Olney, Three Years of the Trump Administration: What Has Gone On and Where Are We Headed?