ADL Lecture Series to host Holocaust Scholar Dr. Deborah Lipstadt

On Monday, March 19th, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) 2018 Lecture Series will welcome Professor Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University for “Denial – History on Trial: My Day In Court With David Irving.”

The ADL Courage to Care Award will also be presented posthumously to Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a Jewish-American couple from Philadelphia, who rescued 50 Jewish children from Austria in 1939.

Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt is a renown Holocaust historian and member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. In her acclaimed 1993 book Denying the Holocaust, the first full-length study of those who attempt to deny the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, “one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial.” The following year, after Lipstadt’s book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving filed a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher. She prepared her defense with the help of a first-rate team of solicitors, historians, and experts, and a dramatic trial unfolded.

In 2017, the Jewish and Armenian communities of South Florida held the first ever Joint Holocaust & Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Florida at Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton. The commemoration featured a screening of the movie “DENIAL: Holocaust History on Trial,” based on the true story of Lipstadt’s legal battle.

Read Dr. Deborah Lipstadt’s full biography here:

Event Details:

Monday, March 19, 2018

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Boca West Country Club
20583 Boca West Dr.
Boca Raton, Florida 33434

This event is free and open to the public. To rsvp, call Tanya Miller at 561-988-2935 or email

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Congregation B’nai Israel to host Ambassador Dennis Ross

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Congregation B’nai Isreal will host a panel discussion entitled, “Is Middle East Peace Possible? A Diplomat’s Perspective” with Ambassador Dennis Ross. The discussion will include an all-star panel of scholars.

Ambassador Dennis Ross will be joined by Florida Atlantic University professors Dr. Ralph Nurnberger, Dr. Robert G. Rabil and Dr. Mehmet Gurses.

Congregation B’nai Isreal is located at 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431.

Event Details:

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM

CBI Members: $18
Community Guests: $30
Students & Military with ID: Free
FAU-FSMES Members: Free

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Ambassador Dennis Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, DC. Prior to returning to the Institute in 2011, he served two years as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

For more than twelve years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. Ross is the author of several influential books on the peace process, most recently Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, October 2015).

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Primate to Visit Orlando

Florida Armenians invite you to join Armenian Americans at Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church in Orlando, FL on Sunday March 18, 2018 at 10:30 am as His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese) will join Rev. Fr. Mampre Kouzouian for the Divine Liturgy.  The Divine Liturgy will start at 10:30 am sharp. Please be prompt on this special Sunday.

Following the Divine Liturgy there will be a Potluck Lenten
Luncheon in the Khachadourian, Tchobanian Hall.   Please contact Lisa Haroutunian at (407) 920-8695 to let her know what you would like to bring.

Lunch Donation will be $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (age 5-12) and free for children under 5 years old.