Speakers Series

Annual Speaker Series – Since 2010

Temple Israel Ner Tamid brings national and regional speakers to Cleveland who talk about topics relevant to the Jewish and general public.

Our 2019 guest will be Cleveland Heights native Orin Wolf, Producer of the 10-Time Tony® Award-Winning Musical, “The Band’s Visit”


Past guest speakers have included:

  • 2018 Jonathan Mayo screened the film “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel”, which he produced.
  • 2017 Terri Libenson – “A Jewish Family Invades The Comics”
  • 2016 Shulem Deen– “Heroic or Heretic”
  • 2015 Manny Sperling– “Jews in Magic”
  • 2014  Deborah Lipstadt– “Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: Overreacting or a Looming Danger?”
  • 2013 Michael Scharf– “Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity in Syria”
  • 2012 Rabbi Joseph Telushkin– “The Best 50 Jewish Jokes and What They Say About the Jews”
  • 2011 Mary Doria Russel – “Jewish Survival in Nazi-Occupied Italy”
  • 2010 Denis Prager– “How Torah Transformed The World.”