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Churchill And the Jews lecture and dinner event
December 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm$75
The Winston Churchill Society of Georgia
Annual Dinner Celebration of Winston Churchill’s Birthday Dinner and Lecture
Sunday, December 4th, at McCormick and Schmicks’ Restaurant,
600 Ashwood Pkwy, Dunwoody, GA·
The Cash Bar will be open for a social hour from 5PM to 6PM. Dinner is at 6PM.
The after dinner lecture will be delivered by Dr. Analía Bortz, who is Rabbi at Congregation Or Hadash, in Sandy Springs.
Dr. Bortz will speak on the topic of “Churchill And the Jews”, a topic explored by author Martin Gilbert in his 2007 book on the subject.
In a quote from a Churchill speech delivered in 1921, He said, “We owe to the Jews in the Christian revelation a system of ethics, which, even if it were entirely separated from the supernatural, would be incomparably the most precious possession of mankind, worth in fact the fruits of all other wisdom and learning put together. On that system and by that faith there has been built out of the wreck of the Roman Empire the whole of our existing civilization.”
In contrast to most of his upper-class contemporaries, who often eschewed social contact with Jews, Churchill grew up widely acquainted with them. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, exceptionally for an aristocrat, maintained close friendships with various Jewish figures. Coupled with his voracious reading, this led Churchill to arrive at an early appreciation of the extraordinary role of Jews in history, particularly as a progenitor and agent of Western civilization, a conviction that imbued his attitude toward Zionism in the present. This, rather than Jewish historical and religious attachment to the land of Israel, which Churchill also came to value, was the prime mover in Churchill’s Zionist sympathies.
Dr. Bortz will expand on this topic which represents a significant aspect of Winston’s life and attitudes.
Rabbi Analia was ordained in 1994 at the Seminario Rabinico LatinoAmericano, Marshall T. Meyer as the First Woman Rabbi in Latin America. Dr. Bortz is a Medical Doctor with postdoctoral studies in Bioethics.
Dr. Bortz is the founder of “Hope for Seeds” a women’s group struggling with sterility and infertility. Rabbi Analia is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. She has been awarded the community hero in 2011 and as the Women of Achievement of Georgia’s YWCA in 201
The price for this years dinner and lecture is $65 pp for members, and $75 for non members.
Reservations are required.
Please contact Craig Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org, for reservations.
Checks should be sent to Craig Chapman, 122 Eagles Club Drive, Stockbridge, GA 30281
We hope to see you at our annual tribute to Winston Churchill!