Israeli scholar to speak at Emanuel

Israeli scholar to speak at Emanuel
Prof. Fred Lazin to Speak at Emanuel

On Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m., Professor Fred Lazin will offer the lecture “Israel at 71” at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck. Lazin brings the unique view of an American who has lived and taught in Israel for more than 30 years. He is presently a visiting scholar at the Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University. His talk presents an in-depth analysis of the current political situation in Israel and the Middle East.

Lazin was born in Boston and grew up in Sharon, Mass. At the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude in government and history. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.

In 1975, Lazin joined the faculty at Ben Gurion University in Israel where he helped to establish an interdisciplinary program in urban studies and the Dept. of General Studies. The Lynn and Lloyd Hurst Family Professor of Local Government (Emeritus) at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, he is the author of eight books dealing with public policy in the United States, Israel and developing countries, Israeli politics and society, and Jews in American politics.

Emanuel’s Israel Service of Celebration includes music and readings and is conducted by rabbi and cantor accompanied by instrumentalists. All members of the community are invited to attend the Sabbath Eve Service. Temple Emanuel is located at 150 Hicks Lane in Great Neck. For further information, call 516-482-5701.

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