Friday, September 19, 2008

Rose and Bronfman: Live from New York

Express Staff Writer

The Wood River Community YMCA will present the third in its live broadcast lecture series Monday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m.

Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose will interview Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., a part-time Sun Valley resident and renowned Jewish philanthropist. They will discuss Bronfman's latest book, "Hope, Not Fear: A Path to Jewish Renaissance," which seeks to reinvigorate Judaism in America.

Bronfman is the author of several other books including "The Making of a Jew." He is former president of the World Jewish Congress, founder of the World Jewish Restitution Organization and founding chairman of the international board of governors for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.

The 92nd St. Y in New York City—from where the interview will be aired—is home to the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, which offers lectures, dialogues, classes, seminars, workshops and holiday celebrations exploring Jewish ideas and themes.

Bronfman is also the patron behind the Edgar M. Bronfman Chamber Music Series, held annually just prior to the Sun Valley Summer Symphony season.

Rose has received numerous journalistic awards and honorary degrees. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank formed to promote understanding of international affairs. He has also agreed to be a contributor to CBS News' 60 Minutes.

The lecture is $5 for YMCA members and $8 for non-members.

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