Congregation Beth Israel

Congregation Beth Israel

Home to the Jewish Community of Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Lecture Series

The Congregation Beth Israel, Steven P. Buzgon Lecture series was created to bring world renowned speakers to Lebanon to enrich the cultural life of our community.

Annual CBI/Steven P. Buzgon Lecture Series

Annual CBI/Steven P. Buzgon Lecture Series

September 10, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Previous speakers:

  • Elie Wiesel (1987)
  • Madam Jehan el-Sadat (1988)
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers (1989)
  • Wolf Blitzer (1990)
  • Elliot Abrams (1991)
  • Rabbi Harold Kushner (1992)
  • Dr. Sonya Friedman (1993)
  • the Hon. Jeane Kirkpatrick (1994)
  • the Hon. William A. Brown (1995)
  • Leon Uris (1996)
  • Carl Bernstein (1997)
  • Lawrence Eagleberger (1998)
  • William Kristol (1999)
  • Judith Viorst (2000)
  • Alan Dershowitz (2001)
  • Morton Kondracke (2003)
  • The God Squad (Rev. Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman and Rabbi Marc A. Gellman, Ph.D)(2004)
  • Lisa Myers (2006)
  • The Faith Club (Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner) (2008)
  • Rodger Kamenetz (2009)
  • Geraldine Brooks (2010)
  • Markus Zusak (2011)
  • Ronald Cotton & Jennifer Thompson (2013)
  • Steven Galloway (2014)
  • Christina Baker Kline (2015)
  • Forrest Pritchard (2016)
  • Elizabeth Wein (2017)
  • Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie (2018)
  • Stephen Kiernan (2019)
  • Chris McDougall (2021)
  • Viki Zarkin (2022)
  • Shelby van Pelt (2023)

We appreciate your support of this non-profit series. Your generosity enables us to present these personalities to the public at a reasonable price. Thank you.