Dr. Anat Ana Balint.

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers are back on Sunday mornings at a new venue at HOA-1 Clubhouse in the Vermillion Room. The program starts at 9:45 a.m. with a coffee social at 9:15 a.m.

We are proud to have Dr. Anat Balint, the inaugural Jeffrey B Plevan Chair in Modern Israeli Studies at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies (University of Arizona) speak on “Israel after October 7 Attack” on Sunday, January 28 at 9:45 a.m.

Dr. Balint will share with us an Israeli’s viewpoint on the massacre, the war in Gaza and the impact on Israeli society.

Dr. Balint is an Israeli native. She received her undergraduate degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, graduate degree in Social Psychology from Tel-Aviv University and PhD in media and communications from University of London, Balint was a journalist in Israel for many years and, among other things, covered the Israeli media industry for the Distinguished Haaretz daily newspaper.

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers provides a forum for the responsible search for truth and meaning in understanding and solving human problems by applying science and reason. We believe that tolerance, compassion, equity and civility should characterize interactions among people and organizations. We strive to achieve these goals through meetings, lectures and discussions.

You can become a member of the SaddleBrooke Freethinkers for $15 per calendar year. This fee includes all lectures and other Freethinkers events like the book club and social events. The lecture program runs January to April and October to December. Lectures are open to all SaddleBrooke residents and their guests as space is available. Non-members are encouraged to make a $5 donation to defray costs. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and/or cash donations for the Tri-Community Food Bank.

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers meetings are now held at HOA-1 Clubhouse in the Vermillion Room on Sunday mornings with a coffee social starting at 9:15 a.m. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. For dates and subjects, visit our website at sbfreethinkers.wordpress.com.

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