Kenneth Stern, the American Jewish Committee's program specialist on anti-Semitism and extremism will be a guest speaker at West End Temple during Shabbat services on Friday evening, December 8 at 8:15 p.m.
Stern, an attorney and nationallyrecognized expert on American hate groups, is the author of the widely acclaimed A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia Movement. An earlier report, Militias: A Growing Danger, released two weeks before the Oklahoma City bombing, predicted such attacks on the government.
In addition, his book Holocaust Denial was the first comprehensive look at this form of anti-Semitism. Stern has been instrumental in developing a new curriculum at U.S. universities to study the evolution of hate and ways to counter its spread.
Stern has testified before Congress and is frequently interviewed by the media. He has appeared on CNN, Face the Nation, Good Morning America, Nightline, Dateline, and the CBS Evening News. He has also been interviewed on National Public Radio.
Stern is married to Rabbi Marjorie Slome, the rabbi of West End Temple, located at 147-02 Newport Avenue in Neponsit. For more information, call (718) 634-0301.