Whodo we think we are?

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY JES­SICA ELGOT

LEAD­ING JEWISH jour­nal­ists, politi­cians, au­thors and a rabbi will be cross-ex­am­ined by the pub­lic, via Twit­ter, at a Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre for Lon­don and Jewish Chron­i­cle de­bate on Jewish iden­tity.

The de­bate will be broad­cast live on Septem­ber 5 from 6pm and read­ers can par­tic­i­pate in the de­bate by ask­ing ques­tions di­rectly to any of the seven pan­el­lists. The fi­nal tran­script of the dis­cus­sion will be pub­lished in the JC’s Rosh Hashanah edi­tion and placed in a time cap­sule in the foun­da­tions of the new JCC, which will open in Lon­don’s Finch­ley Road in 2013.

The event, called Who Do We Think We Are? will be chaired by JC and Guardian colum­nist Jonathan Freed­land and will fea­ture Lu­ciana Berger MP; Ju­lia Hob­s­bawm, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Ed­i­to­rial In­tel­li­gence; An­thony Julius, JC chair­man; Ian Liv­ingston, chief ex­ec­u­tive of BT Group; Baroness Ju­lia Neu­berger, se­nior rabbi at West Lon­donSy­n­a­gogue; play­wright Amy Rosen­thal, and Lord Wei­den­feld, chair­man of Wei­den­feld & Ni­chol­son.

The panel will an­swer ques­tions and re­spond to opin­ions on Twit­ter. Those keen to par­tic­i­pate have been asked to use the hash­tag #jew­ishID. Ques­tions can also be posted on the JCC’s web­site.

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