The Sacks Conversation

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After the untimely passing of Rabbi Sacks in November 2020, The Sacks Conversation was established as an annual event to celebrate and honour his enduring impact as a global moral voice in wider society.

This year, The Rabbi Sacks Legacy will host the third annual event in New York City, and the conversation will be livestreamed here.

The 2023 Sacks Conversation:
To Heal a Fractured World

Location: New York
Time: 7:00pm EDT
Date: 31 October 2023


Keynote address delivered by

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Shari Redstone

Shari Redstone has been President of National Amusements Inc since 2000 and currently serves as the non-executive chairwoman of Paramount Global.

Panel discussion moderated by

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Peter Salovey

Peter Salovey is the 23rd President of Yale University and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology.


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Imam Abdullah Antepli

Imam Abdullah Antepli is the Associate Professor of the Practice of Interfaith Relations and Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke Divinity School. Imam Antepli is a scholar and leader of cross-religious and cross-cultural dialogue in American higher education and in non-profit world.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan

His Eminence Timothy M. Dolan is a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the Archbishop of New York, having been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.

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Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik is the senior Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan, the oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. He is also director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

Convocation will be delivered by

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Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman is the 5th and current President and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva University and the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS).

The vote of thanks will be given by


Gila Sacks

Gila Sacks is Rabbi Sacks’ daughter. She is a senior civil servant in the UK government, in the Department for Health and Social Care.


Past Events

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President Isaac Herzog in conversation with Dr. Erica Brown

On 13 September 2022, the second annual Sacks Conversation took place at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem between President Isaac Herzog and Dr. Erica Brown, Director of the Sacks-Herenstein Center at Yeshiva University.

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Tony Blair in conversation with Matthew d’Ancona

The Rt. Hon Tony Blair and Matthew d’Ancona launched the Sacks Conversation at Spencer House, London, on 11 October 2021. They discussed the continuing impact of Rabbi Sacks’ teachings and ideas on public policy and society today.