guests

Matthew Gever

Matthew Gever currently serves on the board of Generations After and on the planning committee of 3GDC – Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors as their newsletter editor. His parents Eli and Rocha Gever (nee Levinson) are both survivors from Latvia. In December 2018, Matt participated in a study trip to Poland that examined Polish-Jewish relations and…

Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian was born in Awash, Ethiopia. She studied cinema at Sam Spiegel Film & Television School. She has directed the short films Transitions (2016) and Facing the Wall (2016). Fig Tree (2018) is her feature directorial debut.

Toby Kaminsky

Toby Kaminsky lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband, Glenn Kaminsky, daughter, Bella, and dog, Winnie.  She is a trademark attorney for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, originally hailing from Shaker Heights, OH and receiving degrees from the University of Michigan and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.  She enjoys reading, playing…

Dr. Walter Reich

Dr. Walter Reich is the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at The George Washington University; a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dr. Reich is also a Lecturer…

Elizabeth Rynecki

Elizabeth Rynecki is the great-granddaughter of Polish-Jewish artist, Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943). She grew up with her great-grandfather’s paintings prominently displayed on the walls of her family home and understood from an early age that the art connected her to a legacy from “the old country”: Poland. In 1999, Elizabeth designed the original Moshe Rynecki: Portrait…

Deborah Kalb

Deborah Kalb is a writer and editor. She spent about two decades working as a journalist in Washington, D.C., for news organizations including Gannett News Service, Congressional Quarterly, U.S. News & World Report, and The Hill. Her book blog, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, features hundreds of interviews she has conducted with a wide variety of authors.…

Gil Levanon

Gil has been writing, producing and directing award winning commercials, industrial and short films for over 15 years. She served in the IDF film unit where she produced the films for Israel’s Jubilee national TV celebration. She then became the youngest first Assistant Director in the TV and commercial industry in Israel. She then became…

Kat Rohrer

In 2002 Kat Rohrer founded her New York based production company GreenKat Productions. Since then Rohrer has directed and produced more the ten short films, music videos, documentaries, and a wide variety of industrials and commercials. Her short film The Search won Best Short at the 2005 LA Femme Film Festival. Kat has also acted…

Adina Appelbaum

Adina Appelbaum created and leads the Immigration Impact Lab, CAIR Coalition’s first-ever federal courts and appellate impact litigation project. She has litigated several individual and class action impact cases on behalf of detained immigrants facing deportation involving asylum law, due process and conditions of detention, and the intersection of criminal and immigration law, including Obando-Segura…

Amitai Etzioni

After receiving his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958, Dr. Amitai Etzioni served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University for 20 years; part of that time as the Chairman of the department. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1978 before serving as a Senior…