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2016 Dates Announced

Posted by Berk webmaster on July 27, 2016 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (664)

Congregation Agudat Achim's Programing Committee announces a series of six fascinating lectures with Dr. Stephen Berk, professor of history at Union College and Scholar-in- Residence at Congregation Agudat Achim for more than 30 years.


Come join us this fall for Dr. Stephen Berk's newest lecture series, "From Lenin to Putin: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union and the Resurgence of Russia".

The dates of the lecture series are: September 19, 26, October 6, 13, 20, and 27.

You can register online here.

If you prefer to use a printed format you can view, download, and print the registration from our website here.


Fall 2014 lecture series announced

Posted by Berk webmaster on July 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (13)

Congregation Agudat Achim is pleased to announce this year’s fall lecture series with our Scholar in Residence, for over 30 years, Dr. Stephen Berk. This year’s topic “The Great War and the Jews” takes a look back at the events that shaped the world 100 years ago. To get more details or register by mail, please click here and print out the brochure.




2013 Fall Lecture Series

Posted by Berk webmaster on June 7, 2013 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (7)

As Program Director for Congregation Agudat Achim, I am pleased to announce the following dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, as well as October 7 and 14 for our annual Dr. Stephen Berk Lectures. The course this year will be entitled: "The New Middle East".  Lecture 1 is on Egypt; Lecture 2 is about Lebanon and Jordan; Lecture 3 is on Syria; Lecture 4 is on Iraq and Turkey; Lecture 5 is on Iran; and finally, Lecture 6 will be on America, Israel and the New Middle East.

For more information contact Jack Mintzer Director of Education and Programming at 

Fall Lecture Series Announced!

Posted by Berk webmaster on July 11, 2012 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (9)

The subject matter for the 2012 Fall Lecture series has been announced. You can view it here. 

Products in the store

Posted by Berk webmaster on April 25, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (12)

Well we finally have ths store up and running. Stop by and check it out. More product to be added soon.

Exciting News!

Posted by Berk webmaster on September 26, 2011 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (6)

We have added a podcast feature to the website. Dr. Berk will be giving updates through out the year on a variety of subjects. Check out his first one on Israeli/Turkish relations. You can access the Podcast page from the menu on the left or by clicking here. Podcast

"Is there, can there be, a Palestinian partner for Israel?"

Posted by Berk webmaster on May 10, 2011 at 9:01 PM Comments comments (1)

Please give a listen to this very interesting Podcast by NPR on my video page. I'd love to know what you think.

The link is here: NPR