Latest News

Academic WorldQuest

View the Weekly Email 

With recent AT&T email changes, members with email addresses ending in @att.net, @sbcglobal.net and @swbell.net may not be able to receive our weekly email. View the email » 

2018 YLAI

Businesses Needed for 2018 YLAI Placement 

We’re looking for businesses in DFW to host innovative young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean for four weeks in Sept.-Oct. If you’re interested, get the FAQ flyer for the State Department’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative here or email us

Festival at Mount Fuji

Join Us for a 'Festival at Mount Fuji!' 

Members, it’s time to form or join a 4-person trivia team for Worldquest 2018 – Festival at Mt. Fuji. The Hotel Crescent Court hosts our lively annual trivia contest on August 2 at 6:30 PM. Sign up for a bright night of fun, food and drinks. Register »

Past Event Recordings

Miss a program? Past event recordings are here for you  

Your membership extends even further! If you miss a program or simply want to hear it again, you can now listen to many past events in our program archives. Listen »

Events
Calendar View List View Printer-Friendly Version Print View Export as iCalendar
Event Details
Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel
Francine Klagsbrun, Author; Columnist, The Jewish Week

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Program & Book Signing
CBS Performance Showroom

The Council's Women of Strength: The Jewish Female Heritage Series would be incomplete without focusing on the Milwaukee schoolteacher who became the leader of Israel.



Golda Meir became a symbol of the power of women and their ability to run nations and deal with international crises and challenges.



To present an authoritative examination of this legendary figure’s life, the Council turns to author and feminist Francine Klagsbrun whose latest (of many!) book is Lioness: Golda Meir and The Nation of Israel. It is described as the “definitive biography” of “the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of our time."

Klagsbrun’s account of this remarkable life demonstrates the subject’s confidence in “a man’s world” and explores the circumstances when “Golda negotiated arms agreements with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, agonized over the mixed signals being sent by newly installed Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, and had dozens of clandestine meetings with Jordan's King Hussein in the unsuccessful pursuit of a land-for-peace agreement with Israel's neighbors.” The biography pulls no punches, explaining how “her time in office ended in tragedy, when Israel was caught off guard by Egypt and Syria's surprise attack on Yom Kippur in 1973."

Meir was born in 1898 in Kiev and, in the early 1900s she and her family left a Russia ruled by tsars for safety in the United States. Young Golda entered the American education system and after study at what is now the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she became a public school teacher. The activist/leader traveled a path of politics, government and personal determination – it led her to Israel where, in 1948 as Defense Minister, she signed the Israeli Declaration of Independence that created the State of Israel. In 1969, she was elected Prime Minister of Israel, the first woman to hold the job.



Both the young and the mature Golda have inspired books, plays and motion pictures. She also has inspired young women to challenge society for equal opportunity and respect.



It is fitting, then, that the Council’s speaker is both a skilled writer and biographer and an energetic pursuer of human rights. Klagsbrun the writer is also Klagsbrun the scholar/activist. She earned a magna cum laude B.A. in Art at Brooklyn College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a Bachelor of Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary and an M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts.


An early writer for Ms. Magazine, she was the editor of the early 1970s best-selling Free To Be … You and Me, produced by actress Marlo Thomas and the Ms. Foundation. She writes a monthly column for the The Jewish Week and her work appears in many other publications. You can read an example of her work in this blog article titled “An Act of Kindness Remembered.”

 

Part of Women of Strength: The Jewish Female Heritage Series

 

 

In Partnership with

 

aaron family jewish community center

 

Sponsored by

 

In cooperation with

 

 

Location: CBS Performance Showroom, 4131 N Central Expy., Dallas, TX 75204
(Map)
Fees: $25 Members; $40 Non-Members
Calendar: Council Events
More Information
  Add this single event to my Outlook(TM) Calendar  Add this single event to my Google(TM) Calendar  Add this single event to my Yahoo!(R) Calendar

Strategic Partners

Home

Member of the

Contact Us

325 N. Saint Paul Street, Suite 4200
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 965-8400
Fax: (214) 965-8419