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Jewish Programs Committee Hosts Gershom Gorenberg Lecture on February 10

January 20, 2011

Central Islip, NY – Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is pleased to announce that Gershom Gorenberg has agreed to speak on February 10th at 12:30 p.m. at the invitation of the Jewish Programs Committee. The topic of his speech is “The Accidental Empire: Israel's Settlement Dilemma, Past and Future.” The lecture will take place at Touro Law Center, located at 255 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, New York.

Mr. Gorenberg was born in the United States but has lived in Israel for about 30 years. For many years he was a columnist and associate editor of the Jerusalem Report. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Mother Jones, Ha'aretz, and Ma'ariv. His books include The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements 1967- 1977; The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount; Seventy Facets: A Commentary on the Torah from the Pages of the Jerusalem Report; and Shalom, Friend: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin.


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. More than 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.

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