92nd St Y Programs 2014-2015

November 4, 2014 @ 10:30 pm – November 5, 2014 @ 3:30 am

Announcing five great NEW programs this season from
“92nd Street Y Live,” starting in early November!
We will be showing DVDs of LIVE Events at the 92nd Street Y in New York, allowing us to share these programs at convenient times. Each DVD is shown within a few weeks of the live event. We ask $12 at the door for each program. You can save with mini-subscriptions ($30 for any THREE of the programs) or full subscriptions ($45 for all FIVE programs in this series). Sign up for a subscription at the door when you attend your first program. We are asking a small charge of $5 for those wishing to enjoy bagels, lox, and other goodies at the Sunday brunch programs—a great deal! Sign up for a subscription and SAVE. We appreciate your support of our educational programs.
Tuesday, November 4, 3:30pm and 6:30pm
Nicholas Carr with Tim Wu, “The Glass Cage”
What kind of world are we building for ourselves? Author Nicholas Carr tackles this question in his new book, The Glass Cage, about the human consequences of automation and computerization. Behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, Carr explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure.
Sunday, November 16, 10:00am-12:00pm (Sunday Brunch available)
Alan Alda, Jane Pauley, and Fred Newman, with Erik Kolbell, ”When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?”
The question provokes unique responses, and forces us to delve deeply into our personal lives, work and faith. Psychotherapist Erik Kolbell, the author of the book of the same title, asks the questions of these interesting guests.
Sunday, December 7, 11:00am-12:00pm
(Following the annual Congregational Meeting)
Retired General Wesley K. Clark,“Don’t Wait For The Next War”
Gen. Clark suggests a new national strategy to make the US independent of the Middle East, freeing the country to fully focus on the resurgence of China.  (We anticipate that recent and ongoing events in the Middle East will touch this discussion as well.)
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm
(Sunday Brunch available)
Jack Miles, Susannah Heschel, and Prof. David Blake, “World Religions: Spotlight
on Judaism”
Speakers tell a story traveling from prehistory to the present day, illuminating how world religions came to be acknowledged and studied, with a focus on Judaism. How has this great civilization and religion been absorbed and altered, understood and misunderstood? Miles is the author of God: A Biography; Heschel is Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth; Blake is Professor of Jewish History at UC Davis.
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 10:00am-12:00pm
(Sunday Brunch available)
Ambassador Dennis Ross and Dalia Rabin, with Ethan Bronne,
“America and Israel, The Way Forward”
Rabin is a former Israeli Deputy Minister of Defense and current chairperson of the Yitzhak Rabin Center.  Ambassador Ross been an envoy for, and advisor to, the U.S. on the Middle East for over a decade, supporting the George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama administrations, and is currently a Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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