David Gregory will speak at CH's Park Synagogue

Gregory will speak under the temple dome at Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights. (Photo courtesy Park Synagogue.)

As part of Park Synagogue’s 150-year anniversary, the popular Park Forum Series makes a return on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., with journalist and author David Gregory. The current CNN political analyst and former moderator of NBC's "Meet The Press" will share with audiences his insights on the latest Washington headlines and the current events facing our country.

Gregory’s talk, "Promoting Dialogue in a Polarized World," will take place just two weeks before the November midterm elections, under the historic dome at Park Synagogue’s complex at 3300 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights. The legendary Park Forum has featured various well-known figures, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, Abba Eban, and President Jimmy Carter.

Gregory served as chief White House correspondent for NBC News. Washingtonian magazine named Gregory one of Washington's 50 best and most influential journalists, labeling him the "firebrand in the front row" for his tough yet fair questioning at press conferences.

Before joining NBC News in 1995, Gregory served as a correspondent based in Chicago and Los Angeles, covering the O.J. Simpson trials and the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. He first came to Washington in 1998 to cover the Clinton impeachment story for MSNBC. Gregory has covered three presidential campaigns and reported extensively on the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, including the run up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Gregory recently released a new book, How’s Your Faith?, which focuses on how the spiritual journeys people take in their lives are always worthwhile.

Tickets to the Oct. 18 event are on sale now: patron, $75; general admission, $25; student, $18. For more information, visit www.parksynagogue.org/park-150.

Jill Bresnahan

Jill Bresnahan is media director at Park Synagogue.

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