Annual Education Symposium

Date: March 8, 2017Time: 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  Tomes Higgins House
216 E. Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830
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Annual Education Symposium

BREAKFAST: 9:15 am

KEYNOTE: 9:45 am

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 11 am – noon. Please choose one:

A. Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything. With Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Look behind the scenes of the “Too Jewish” sitcom created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld that became an American television phenomenon and brought Jewish culture of modern New Yorkers to a weekly national audience of 40 million. 

B. The Audacious Bessie M. With Author Marlene Trestman

Before there was the “Notorious RBG” (Ruth Bader Ginsberg) there was Bessie Margolin. From her beginnings in the New Orleans Jewish Orphans’ Home to advocating before the Supreme Court of the United States, hear about the inspiring journey of a legal trailblazer who established rights for American workers, drafted rules for American Military Tribunals for Nazi War Crimes at Nuremberg and was a founder of NOW. 


Jacob Baime is an expert on pro-Israel campus affairs. As a former National Field Director with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), he led a team of professional campus organizers, oversaw strategic campus initiatives and managed AIPAC’s national training platforms for college and high school students. Baime most recently served as Area Director in AIPAC’s New England Region. In his current role Mr. Baime works to inspire American college students to see Israel as a source of pride and to empower them to stand up for Israel on campus.


Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the co-founder and editor of the website Sexy Feminist, co-author of the nonfiction book Sexy Feminism and author of the nonfiction book, Why? Because We Still Like You. She has written about pop culture for Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, Fast Company, New York‘s Vulture, The Verge, Dame, BBC Culture and others. She teaches at Gotham Writers in New York.


Marlene Trestman, lawyer-turned-author, is a graduate of Goucher College with a JD from George Washington University and an MBA from Maryland’s Loyola University. A portion of Trestman’s research was published in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of Supreme Court History, for which she was awarded the Journal's Hughes-Gossett Award for the year's best article. A New Orleans native who lives in Baltimore, Trestman is a 2016 honoree of the Jewish Children’s Regional Service.