Join other book lovers for lunch in the DMA’s Boardroom and enjoy stimulating conversation about David Brooks’s latest book, The Second Mountain, his deeply personal exploration of what it means to lead a joyful life. Brooks spent more than five years thinking about how to give life meaning after worldly success failed to fulfill him, and his book shares insights into the perils of the rampant individualism that has become the defining ethos of our culture. Rabbi David Stern, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, will facilitate the conversation and lead the group discussion.
Rabbi David Stern is Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas and President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and heads the international rabbinic organization of the Reform Movement. He received a BA with high honors in English from Dartmouth College, as well as his MA in Jewish Education and an MA in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Stern is a social justice advocate on local, national, and international issues. His commentaries have appeared in the Huffington Post and Haaretz. He has published poetry in the CCAR Journal, as well as essays on Jewish High Holiday liturgy.