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Communities of Character: A Conversation with David Brooks

  • The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center 10 East 66th St. New York, NY 10065 (map)

“Most of the time, character is not an individual accomplishment. It emerges through joined hearts and souls, and in groups.”

- David Brooks, op-ed columnist at the New York Times

Join Congregation Shaare Zedek, UJA-Federation of New York, and other Manhattan synagogues for a community-wide conversation about the bonds that unite us in an increasingly divisive time. David Brooks will share his reflections on character, gratitude, and how we can magnify the best in ourselves and in each other. Mr. Brooks will also engage in dialogue with UJA-Federation CEO Eric Goldstein about finding common ground and fostering collective purpose.

Couvert: $18 per person. (Your gift represents a charitable contribution to UJA-Federation of New York.) To register, visit

UJA-Federation of New York’s CommUnity: UJA+Synagogues initiative offers educational briefings, hands-on volunteer opportunities, and scholars-in-residence at local synagogues. To learn more, contact Marissa Cinnamon at or 212-836-1899.