WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 2016—a two-part program presented by Dr. David Brahinsky.
WHERE: The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road. It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn.
ADMISSION: $18.00 members, $20.00 non-members.
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit www.jhmomc.org.
At 1 p.m., Dr. Brahinsky will present a lecture, “Hannah Arendt’s Philosophy of Totalitarianism and the Threat of ISIS.” The great 20th Century Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt developed a profound understanding of the Nazi and Stalinist regimes, which she called "totalitarianism." Brahinsky’s talk will explore her life and work, and draws parallels between Arendt’s concept of totalitarianism and the fascism of recent Islamist groups such as ISIS. This can help us to better understand and deal with the current situation in the Middle East.
At 2:30 p.m., the Roosevelt String Band featuring David and Friends will perform a one-hour set of songs, "Against Fascism: Songs that Promote Democracy, Toleration and Peace."
David Brahinsky has a B. A. from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. from SUNY, Binghamton. He is a Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religion at Bucks County Community College as well as a singer, songwriter, storyteller, and music teacher. Brahinsky is a Roosevelt Arts Project
Co-founder and has been the lead singer and guitarist for the String Band for many years.
The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is handicapped accessible.