Yeshiva University’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, in partnership with Mosaic and the Tikvah Find, offer a conference, “What America Owes the Jews, What Jews Owe America,” at Congregation Shearith Israel, 4-8:30 p.m. Participants include author and Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna; Harvard’s Dr. Eric Nelson, author of “The Hebrew Republic;” Dara Horn, author of “A Guide for the Perplexed” and other novels; Norman Podhoretz, author of “My Love Affair with America and Why Are Jews Liberals?”; essayist and Jewish Current Issues blogger Rick Richman; and Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center. Moderated by political commentator and Weekly Standard editor William Kristol. 2 W. 70th St., New York City. strauscenter@yu.edu.