2018 Arnie Sweet Scholar-in-Residence

Arnie Sweet Scholar-In-Residence

A Weekend With David Makovsky

January 26 & 27, 2018

Anshai Torah is deeply honored to present a world-class scholar of the caliber of David Makovsky as our 2018 Arnie Sweet Scholar-In-Residence. David is the leading authority on Israel and the Middle East peace process.

The theme of the weekend will be “Israel at 70 - Promise & Peril”.  The program will be as follows:

Noon: Lunch & Learn
6.15pm: Brief remarks during Kabbalat Shabbat service
followed by Dinner and Keynote Address

9.30am: Shabbat morning service, including address, followed by Q&A after lunch
8.00 pm: Dessert Reception for Sponsors & Shul Leadership

Sponsors are invited at the following levels:

  • Etz Chaim, $5,000
  • Tanach, $2500
  • Torah, $1,000
  • Talmud, $500
  • Midrash, $250

Contact Harvey Swento at harvey.swento@anshaitorah.org, or call 972-473-7718


David is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute and the Director of the project on the Middle East Peace Process. He is also professor in Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins University. In 2013-14 he worked in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of State, as a senior advisor to the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations.  He is the author of numerous monographs and essays on issues related to the peace process.

He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is a frequent speaker at AIPAC, and has spoken at over 120 American college campuses. He is the former executive editor of the Jerusalem Post, was diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz, and a former contributing editor to the U.S. News and World Report. He is a frequent commentator in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, Foreign Affairs, International Herald Tribune and many other thought-leading publications

A native of St Louis, he received his bachelors degree from Columbia University, and a masters degree in Middle East studies from Harvard.