Beyond Chutzpah

Beyond Chutzpah:
A Conversation with Professor Alan Dershowitz and Dr. Paul Finkelman, the new President of Gratz College

Join us at the magnificent and historic Rodeph Shalom for an evening of great food, wine, music, and thought-provoking conversation with leading voices on the most urgent issues of our time.   

MAY 24, 2018

5:45 PM 

VIP Dinner 
6:00 PM
Dinner Reception
7:30 PM
Opening Remarks
Conferral of Honorary Doctorate on Professor Alan Dershowitz
Conversation with Q&A

Rodeph Shalom
615 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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