The Institute for Judaic Studies in co-sponsorship with Congregation Neveh Shalom is hosting Mattathias Schwartz, staff writer for The New Yorker in the Stampfer Chapel of Neveh Shalom.
His talk will address: “STRANGERS IN THE LAND: SECURITY, HOSPITALITY AND IMMIGRATION”
Are we living up to our obligations as outlined in the Torah and as dictated by our ethical and moral principles?
This lecture is open and free to the public.
About the Speaker
Mattathias Schwartz was born and raised in Portland. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1997 and received his B.A. in Philosophy with High Honors from Swarthmore College in 2001. Following college graduation Matt founded, edited and published The Philadelphia Independent, a broadsheet newspaper. It was considered “perhaps the best local newspaper in the country” by McSweeney’s. From 2005 to 2013 Matt was a freelance writer contributing to the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. He was the recipient, in 2011, of the Livingston Award for International Reporting for “A Massacre in Jamaica” which appeared in The New Yorker, and was nominated again for the award in 2013 for “A Mission Gone Wrong”.