Schloss Annual Lecture and Dinner


Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

July 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM

Location: Temple Beth El

Phone: 704-366-1948



Event Description

Please join us for our annual Schloss Dinner and Lecture on Friday, July 12, 2013. This year, our theme is Living in the Tension Between Safety and Freedom. In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, the community is asking many questions about security, on one hand, and civil liberties, on the other. Following Friday evening Summer Shabbat Services on July 12th, Temple Beth El’s eighth annual Schloss Summer Lecture will address the questions: “What freedoms do I need to give up to be safe? What safeties do I need to give up to be free?"

The panel will include Scott Broyles, Assistant Professor at the Charlotte School of Law, who will speak to the increasing threats to our constitutional rights as we expand our national focus on security. Professor Broyles is an accomplished political science expert and terrorism/organized crime litigator. On the other side of the debate will be a representative from law enforcement who will speak to what is actually done and what law enforcement would ideally need to do in order to keep American citizens safe.

Moderating the discussion will be Jake Sussman, a Temple Beth El member and a lawyer with Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, who, in addition to his criminal cases, handles civil rights and law enforcement misconduct cases. Introducing the dialogue will be Rabbi Judy Schindler who will briefly reflect on Jewish teachings on this issue and on the similar struggle Israel faces when it confronts issues of security and civil liberties.

The Schloss Summer Lecture was established by Marc and Mattye Silverman in memory of Marc’s uncle, Simeon Archibald “Happy” Schloss, Jr., who was a founder of Temple Beth El. Summer worship services begin at 6:15 pm. Following the conclusion of summer worship services at 7:30 pm, plan to join us for Shabbat dinner. Reservations for dinner ($10/person Temple Beth El discounted member rate, $12/person regular rate) can be made by calling Temple Beth El’s RSVP line at 704-749-3070 or via our website at Lecture will begin at approximately 7:45 pm.

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