Critical Conversations Speaker Program at City Hall May 31

The City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department in partnership with the Human Relations Commission is hosting a new Critical Conversations speaker program celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month. “Critical Conversations: The Jewish Contribution to the American Fabric of Life” will be held on May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beverly Hills City Hall Municipal Gallery, 455 N. Rexford Drive. This speaker program will bring together thought leaders who will share their unique insights, experiences, and perspectives on the program topic. The event is free, but a reservation is required by visiting

The panelists are Sam Yebri, Attorney and Non-profit Leader; Rob Eshman, Publisher of the Jewish Journal; Gina Raphael, Chair of Women’s International Zionist Organization; Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Director of Global Social Action for the Simon Wiesenthal Center; and Sagi Refael, Board Members in Jewish Artists Initiative. They will discuss the Jewish contributions in all aspects of American life, including arts and culture, politics, media and entertainment, philan- thropy, the tech industry and science and medicine.

The Critical Conversations Speaker Series is a program designed to cultivate a community of greater kindness, equity, inclusion and belonging.