Fourth JAMen Season Concludes with Forum Celebrating Austin's Eclectic Music Scene

Fourth JAMen Season Concludes with Forum Celebrating Austin's Eclectic Music Scene

Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel International with special guests Risa Bierman, executive director of Texas A&M Hillel, and Maiya Chard-Yaron, executive director of Texas Hillel, at JAMen's January event. Credit: Wendy Goodman.

By Samantha Foster

More than 120 Jewish Austin Men’s members and their guests attended the Jewish Austin Men’s Dinner and Speakers Forum Wednesday, January 23, featuring Hillel International president and CEO, Eric Fingerhut. He provided an outstanding, in-depth look at Jewish life on campus, illustrating the importance of creating community and diving into the challenges and opportunities of engaging the next generation of Jewish young adults.

The fourth season of JAMen will conclude Wednesday, May 8. The season's final forum will feature Terry Lickona, executive producer of the long running PBS television series Austin City Limits. He is credited with advancing Austin's brand as the Live Music Capital of the World. Lickona will share highlights and insights in a talk, “Celebrating Four Decades Inside Austin’s Eclectic Music Scene.”

The JAMen Dinner and Speaker’s Forum is a program of Shalom Austin. The JAMen Dinner Series brings Jewish men of all ages and affiliations together to break bread and enjoy an engaging TED-style talk and robust discussion with thought leaders from Texas and beyond. ■

For more information, visit shalomaustin.org/JAMen or contact Carly Karten at 512-735-8044.

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