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Gary Rosenblatt

Gary Rosenblatt of Teaneck, editor and publisher of New York’s Jewish Week, will discuss “The Challenges Of A Jewish Journalist: Covering One’s Community From The Inside”, in conversation with Sandee Brawarsky, the newspaper’s culture editor, who also lives in Teaneck. Mr. Rosenblatt will also discuss his new book, “Between The Lines: Reflections on the American Jewish Experience.” The talk is set for Sunday, October 26, at 7 p.m., at Congregation Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck; it is sponsored by the shul’s adult education program.

The book is a collection of some of Mr. Rosenblatt’s award-winning Jewish Week columns. Written over the last two decades, the essays range from hard-hitting reporting, to satire, to warm remembrances of his childhood as “the Jewish rabbi’s son” in Annapolis, Md.

As an editor in Jewish media for more than four decades and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Mr. Rosenblatt writes of his struggles to be both a loyal member of the community and an independent – and sometimes critical – voice. His in-depth reporting in 2001 about Baruch Lanner, who was accused of abusing teens in his charge for three decades, led to the rabbi’s arrest and conviction.

The program is free and open to the public. The shul is at 389 West Englewood Ave. For information, call (201) 837-2795.