The last time internationally renowned journalist Caroline Glick appeared in Winnipeg was April, 2014, when Glick was the tenth guest speaker for that year’s Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Sol and Florence Kanee Distinguished Lecture.
Glick spoke before a packed audience that year and her returning to Winnipeg this coming May is sure to fill the Adas Yeshurun Herzlia Synagogue when Glick will be the third guest speaker in what has become one of the community’s most stimulating events: The Adas Yeshurn Herzlia Distinguished Lecturer Series.
Glick will share her perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing Israel in the upcoming decade.
The following is taken from a release issued by the synagogue:
Under the co-chairmanship of Lynne Salman and Sal Pellettieri and generously supported by The Asper Foundation, this annual fundraiser enables Adas Yeshurun Herzlia’s congregation of 90 families to continue its support of modern Orthodox Judaism in Winnipeg. Rabbi Yosef Benarroch’s spiritual leadership ensures daily minyans, adult classes at the synagogue and at the Asper Campus, Shabbat and Holiday programming including Junior Congregation, and hands-on learning for children aged 8-11. Additionally, Rabbi Benarroch supervises Kashrut, the Asper Campus Mikvah, and the Eruv for the benefit of Winnipeg’s Jewish community and its visitors in his role as Rav Hamachshir.
Following in the footsteps of previous distinguished speakers Dara Horn and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. Glick is a world-class journalist with an impressive CV. She is a senior columnist with The Jerusalem Post, and Ma’ariv, and has been published in leading newspapers and journals including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Review, the Journal of International Security Affairs, and Commentary. She also authored The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, (Crown 2014) and Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad (Gefen 2008).
Glick is an adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the center for Security Policy in Washington, DC, and directs the Israeli Security Project at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. She travels frequently throughout the world to brief policymakers on issues related to Israel’s strategic environment and lectures widely on strategic and political issues affecting global security, Israel and the Jewish people, US-Israel relations, Israel-Diaspora affairs and Israel’s changing strategic landscape.
Glick grew up in Chicago and moved to Israel in after receiving a BA in Political Science from Columbia University. She joined the Israel Defense Forces and served as an officer in the Defense Ministry as a core member of Israel’s negotiating team with the Palestinians. Following her discharge from the IDF, she was the Assistant Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu before obtaining a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She resides in Efrat with her family.
Glick covered the US-led invasion of Iraq as an embedded journalist with the US Army’s 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Reporting for the Jerusalem Post, Ma’ariv, Israel TV’s Channel 2 and the Chicago Sun Times, Glick was one of the only female journalists on the front lines with the US forces and the first Israeli journalist to report from liberated Baghdad.
Glick has received numerous awards for her commentary, including the Ben Hecht award for Middle East reporting from the Zionist Organization of America, the Abramowitz Prize for Media Criticism by Israel Media Watch, the Guardian of Zion award from Bar Ilan University, and the Moskowitz Foundation’s Courage of Zion Prize. Her website at www.carolineglick.com publishes a weekly column on issues of interest to Israel and world Jewry.
Ticket purchase information is available by contacting the synagogue office.