On Thursday, January 23 at 9:30AM Isaac Bokman will lead a Men’s Club trip to the Holocaust Museum. A docent led tour will feature a current exhibit: “America and the Holocaust.” This exhibit is a portrait of American society that shows how the Depression, isolationism, xenophobia, racism, and anti-Semitism shaped responses to Nazism and the Holocaust. It reveals how much information was available to Americans at the time and asks why rescuing Jews did not become a priority, except for a few individuals who took the risk to help. If you are interested in joining the trip or want more information, please contact Isaac at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-570-7801.
On Tuesday Jan. 28 at 1:15PM the Men’s Club will present a special lecture by Joel Poznansky, the first Jewish officer in the Queen’s Coldstream Guards in almost 400 years. Joel will discuss his experiences protecting Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family. The Coldstream Guards is a part of the Guards Division, Foot Guards regiments of the British Army. It is the oldest regiment in the British Army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream, Scotland, in 1650 when General George Monck founded the regiment. For more information contact Paul Weinberger at email@example.com or 301-229-2582.
On Tuesday Feb. 4 at 1:15PM the Men’s Club will present a special lecture by Bernie Lubran about the Ritchie Boys, a group of WWII GIs that were also German Jewish immigrants to the US. Because they knew the language and culture of the enemy better than anyone, they were sent to a Maryland military intelligence training center called Camp Ritchie (now Fort Ritchie) and taught to interrogate or wage psychological warfare against the Nazis. For more information contact Charles Heller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-242-4040.
On Tuesday Mar. 31 at 1:15PM the Men’s Club will present a special lecture by David Silber, Ph.D. entitled “Psychology History: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. The study and practice of Psychology, over the past 120 years, has made some astonishing advances in understanding human behavior. However, some enormous errors have been made and, in some instances, have remained rooted in the culture and awareness of people. For example, testing for intellectual abilities has proved to be an invaluable tool but also led to various misunderstandings with grave consequences. Mental health pronouncements have been helpful and hurtful, in many areas. Some of these, and perhaps others, will be reviewed and discussed.