92Y Lecture Series

Well into our 10th year and with an audience that has numbered more than 6,000 tickets sold, the Brotherhood of The Community Synagogue is proud to offer you the best in informed programming.

We are offering five, fine, pre-recorded programs that make up the 2018-19 series. 

The season pass for the 5 regular programs is just $50. Single tickets for any one performance are $15, purchased in advance.  We’ll make sure to have dessert and beverages waiting for you. Programs may be subject to change.

Click here to register and pay for the 2018-19 programs. Or, you may call the Synagogue’s 92nd St Y order line (516) 883-3144, ext. 390 and leave your name, phone number, the programs and the number of tickets.  You may also e-mail Bert Tobin, [email protected] for a reservation or more information.


Francine Klagsbrun with Tom Brokaw: On Golda Meir

Iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, tea-and-cake-serving grandmother—Golda Meir, the fourth prime minister of Israel, was a world figure unlike any other.

And Francine Klagsbrun’s definitive 2017 biography, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, gave us a Golda for the ages. Now Klagsbrun sits down with legendary newsman Tom Brokaw for a penetrating conversation on Israel’s complex founding mother, who led the nation through the historic 1973 Yom Kippur War. What is Meir’s legacy in her homeland and around the globe, and what do the lessons of her life tell us about the future of the fraught Middle East?

June 17,  8:00 pm

Program canceled: Ruth Bader Ginsburg with David Rubenstein: State of the Nation, due to her illness.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Oprah and Michelle Obama sat down for an in-depth conversation about the former first lady's much-acclaimed memoir, Becoming, at Hearst Tower in NYC

A copy will be awarded to a series member.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the south side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Wednesday April 10, 8:00 pm

Ted Koppel 

Jeff Greenfield is joined by one of America’s most honored, highly regarded news journalists: Ted Koppel, the legendary anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, for a conversation about 50-plus years as an eyewitness to history and the role of the press then and now.

This broad-ranging discussion will cover key events from Koppel’s career: JFK’s funeral; the march from Selma; Nixon’s visit to China; the day the Soviet Union ended; Nelson Mandela’s release from prison; to top stories in today’s political, economic, tech, and environmental news.

Thursday, May 16, 8:00 pm