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Edwin Black at Congregation Kol Ami

Join us for two special events on May 21st and 26th with visiting author, Edwin Black. Please find details below about and make sure to RSVP!

"IBM and the Holocaust: How Big Blue organized Hitler’s genocide against the Jews"

Sunday, May 21st • 12:30 pm
Parents are encourage to attend while children continue to play at the RSRS end of year partyIf you'd like to join our BBQ at 11:30 am please register here(FREE for Kol Ami Members / $5 per person for guests)

The New York Times and global bestselling author of IBM and the Holocaust, soon to become a major motion picture. Winner: International Human Rights Award, Moral Compass Award, Justice for All Award, Moral Courage Award, Drum Major for Justice Award, DLA Human Rights Citation, the AJC Integrity Award, Carl Sandburg Award, the Smolar Award, Rockower Award, and a Special Michigan Legislative Human Rights Tribute.

International Farhud Day

Friday, May 26th • 5:30 pm
Join us for a complimentary dinner in the Social Hall at 5:30 pm before we move to the Main Sanctuary for our brief Erev Shabbat Service at 6:30 pm followed by our special program with Edwin Black at 7:00 pm.

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On Shavuot we remember the horrific Arab-Nazi pogrom inflicted on the Jewish citizens of Baghdad, June 1–2, 1941: “The Farhud.” This violent dispossession was the beginning of the Nazi-style process of exclusion and dispossession that would conclude with the public expulsion of Iraqi Jews and the end of the 2,700-year-old Iraqi Jewish community. Join Edwin Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Farhud and the originator of International Farhud Day at the United Nations, who will ask: can it happen again?

Edwin Black

Edwin Black
Award-winning, New York Times bestselling international investigative author

Edwin Black is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling international investigative author of 200 award-winning editions in 20 languages in 190 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel. Since 2020, he has hosted the weekly issues-oriented and history-based The Edwin Black Show, found at with its companion YouTube Channel which hosts edited and visually documented episodes plus trailers and bonus features.

With more than 2.2 million books in print, for a half century, his work has focused on human rights, genocide, organized hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropic abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy, and historical investigation. Editors have submitted Black’s work fourteen times for Pulitzer Prize nomination, and, in recent years, he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards and nominations. He has also contributed to a number of noted anthologies worldwide. For his human rights investigations, Black has been interviewed on hundreds of network broadcasts from Oprah, the Today Show, CNN Wolf Blitzer Reports, and NBC Dateline in the US, to the leading networks of Europe, Latin America, and Israel.

His human rights works have been the subject of numerous documentaries, here and abroad. Many of his books have been optioned by Hollywood for film, with two in active production. Black’s speaking tours include hundreds of events in dozens of cities each year, appearing at prestigious venues from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and Harvard University in Cambridge MA, to the United Nations in New York, to the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles; and in Europe from London’s British War Museum and Amsterdam’s Institute for War Documentation to Munich’s Carl Orff Hall. He has appeared to speak, lecture, or testify on a variety of social justice issues numerous times in various legislatures such as the US House of Representatives, North Carolina General Assembly, the European Parliament, the Australian Parliament, the Canadian House of Commons and Israel's Knesset. In February and early March 2014, Black appeared before four parliaments in four weeks: The British House of Commons in London, the European Parliament in Brussels, the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem, and finally before the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington, DC.

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