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Rabbi Philip Rabinowitz: His Life and Legacy at Kesher Israel

Sunday, April 7, 2024 28 Adar II 5784

8:00 PM - 10:00 PMKesher Israel Social Hall and on Zoom

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Please join us for a conversation between Gabby Deutch, Senior National Correspondent at Jewish Insider, Kesher alum Jeff Jacoby, columnist at the Boston Globe, and longtime Kesherite Gerard Leval, to reflect on the life and legacy of Rabbi Rabinowitz on the occassion of his 40th Yahrtzeit.

Gabby Deutch is the Senior National Correspondent at Jewish Insider, where she covers politics, foreign policy, and a diverse array of stories across the Jewish world. She previously worked on The Atlantic’s global affairs team and at NewsGuard, a media start-up that uses reporting and technology to combat online misinformation. Her writing has been published in the Washington Post, Politico Magazine, Tablet and Wired. She is also the author of a recent five-part series, Who Killed Kesher's Rabbi? The series, which details the period of R'Rabinowitz's passing,  gives an in-depth look into not only the case itself, but Rabinowitz’s life before his death and the impact on Kesher Israel's tight-knit congregation.

Jeff Jacoby is a Columnist and Associate Editor at the Boston Globe, which he joined as an op-ed columnist in 1994 . Jeff was born and raised in Ohio and is a graduate of George Washington University and Boston University Law School. In 1999, he became the first recipient of the Breindel Prize, a major award for excellence in opinion journalism. In 2014, he was included in the “Forward 50,” a list of the most influential American Jews. As a journalist, his travels have taken him from Cuba to Gaza to the Korean DMZ, and he has interviewed newsmakers as varied as Lech Walesa, Elie Wiesel, and Mikhail Gorbachev. In addition to his twice-weekly column, he also writes Arguable, a newsletter distributed by email each week to 200,000 subscribers.

Gerard Leval is a Partner and Interational Practice Co-Leader at ArentFox Schiff. Since joining in 1981, Gerard has been engaged in an extensive transactional practice as a member of both the firm’s business and international groups. He is one of the most experienced attorneys in ArentFox Schiff's Hospitality practice and also serves as co-leader of the firm’s International group. Gerard serves as the pro bono general counsel to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council which oversees the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC and is counsel to other cultural institutions, as well as to one of the largest international charitable service organizations.

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