Edwin Black, an award-winning New York Times bestselling international investigative author, will speak at Temple Beth Am, 879 South Beverwyck Road on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Black is this year’s distinguished Joseph Gotthelf Holocaust Memorial Lecture scholar. His lecture is open to the public. Mr. Black is the author of 80 award-winning editions in 14 languages and 65 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in leading publications in the United States, Europe and Israel. His work focuses on genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropic abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation.
At Temple Beth Am, he will be speaking about his novel The Farhud which explores the relationship of the Nazi regime and the Arabs. In The Farhud, Mr. Black presents well-documented truths about Arab-Nazi collaboration during the Holocaust. It sheds new light on the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict. This book fills a long-standing gap in our understanding of the terrible events of 70 years ago and their continuing impact on today’s Middle East.
With more than a million books in print, Mr. Black’s editors have submitted his work for Pulitzer Prize nomination ten times, and in recent years he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards. He has also contributed to a number of anthologies worldwide. Mr. Black has been interviewed on hundreds of network broadcasts including Oprah, the Today Show, Wolf Blitzer Reports and NBC Dateline in the U.S. and on leading networks in Europe and Latin American.
His works have been the subject of numerous documentaries, here and abroad. Many of his books have been optioned by Hollywood for film, with two in active production. Mr. Black’s speaking tours include hundreds of events in dozens of cities each year, appearing at prestigious venues including the Library of Congress in Washington and the Simon Wiesenthal Institute in Los Angeles in America, and in Europe, London’s British War Museum, Amsterdam’s Institute for War Documentation and Munich’s Carl Orff Hall.
He is a leading contributor to The Cutting Edge News, which receives more than 1.5 million visits monthly, as well as the Huffington Post, the Times of Israel, and many other on-line publications.
Temple Beth Am, in its 46th year, is a Reform congregation with a diverse membership living throughout Morris County, including the towns of Boonton, Denville, Lake Hiawatha, Mountain Lakes, Montville, Parsippany and Rockaway. We open our doors to adults and youth, singles and couples, Jews-by birth and Jews-by-choice, and interfaith couples. A warm and nurturing congregation, we welcome all who want to worship in an inclusive, egalitarian community led by Rabbi Ronald W. Kaplan and Cantor Inna Serebro-Litvak.