Celebrate Federation’s accomplishments, Melton school graduates and a strong 2018 Annual Campaign.
Rockland Jewish Community Campus Schwartz Family Social Hall
Election of board members • Kosher buffet dinner ($50 couvert)
Guest Speaker Steven M. Cohen
“Jewish demographic trends and why they matter in Rockland and worldwide”
Honoring Florence Melton Graduates
Sandra Berg, Susan Edelstein, Barbara Gold, Judith Guterl, Susan Orlando, BonnieBen Pilar, Karen Stein, Jacalyn Walzer
About our speaker: STEVEN M. COHEN is Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at Hebrew Union College and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford University. In 1992 he made aliyah, and taught at The Hebrew University, having previously taught at Queens College, Yale, and JTS.
He has written hundreds of scholarly articles and policy-related reports, as well as a dozen books including The Jew Within (with Arnold Eisen) and Two Worlds of Judaism: The Israeli and American Experience (with Charles Liebman). He was the lead researcher on the Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 and a consultant to the recently conducted Pew study of American Jews.
Prof. Cohen received an honorary doctorate from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, the Marshall Sklare Award, and a National Jewish Book Award. He serves as president of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry.
Married to Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen, Marion and Steven live in Jerusalem and New York. His daughter, Edeet is an attorney with the Tel Aviv criminal prosecutor, while his son Adam lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.