Shaw Scholar-in-Residence 2018: Edwin Black, award-winning author, syndicated columnist and investigative journalist

Please join us for a special weekend at Ohev. Our Shaw Scholar-in-Residence this year is Edwin Black. Mr. Black is the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling international investigative author of 140 award-winning editions in 17 languages in 65 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel.


Register online now to attend any or all of these events. We look forward to seeing you!


Friday, November 2, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

We will begin on Friday evening with Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner. Mr. Black will speak on this topic:

“How IBM Co-Planned and Organized the Holocaust” based on the award-winning NYTimes bestseller IBM and the Holocaust.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Noon

Concluding our Kiddush luncheon following services, Mr. Black will speak on this topic:

“The Farhud and the Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust” based on the award-winning bestseller The Farhud – Roots of The Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – Café Ohev

Morning minyan at 9:30 a.m. is followed by Ohev’s popular gourmet breakfast, where we continue with our weekend theme with a final talk by Mr. Black. He will speak on the topic:

“Israel and International Law – The Historical Underpinnings.”

We will begin with a musical appearance by Rachel Black singing her haunting Holocaust ballad, “Edyka.”

Admission and Tickets

Friday Night Dinner: Adults $19.00 each/ Children (ages 3-12) $8.00 / Under age 3 Free
Saturday Kiddush: (No Charge)
Café Ohev: Adults $7.00 each / Children $3.50 each

Special Weekend Rate for all events: $21.00 Single / $42.00 Couple / $60.00 Family

About Edwin Black

Edwin Black is the award-winning, New York Times and international investigative author of 80 bestselling editions in 14 languages in 61 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel. With a million books in print, his work focuses on genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropy abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation.

Photo courtesy of edwinblack.comEditors have submitted Black’s work nine times for Pulitzer Prize nomination, and in recent years he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards. He has also contributed to a number of anthologies worldwide. For his work, 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 and Latin American. His works have been the subject of numerous documentaries, here and abroad. All of his books have been optioned by Hollywood for film, with three in active production. His latest film is the screen adaptation War Against the Weak, based on his book of the same name. 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 to the Simon Wiesenthal Institute in Los Angeles in America, and in Europe from London’s British War Museum and Amsterdam’s Institute for War Documentation to Munich’s Carl Orff Hall. Black’s ten award-winning bestselling books are IBM and the Holocaust (2001), British Petroleum and the Redline Agreement (2011), The Farhud (2010), Nazi Nexus (2009), The Plan (2008), Internal Combustion (2006), Banking on Baghdad (2004), War Against the Weak (2003), The Transfer Agreement (1984), and a 1999 novel, Format C:. His enterprise and investigative writings have appeared in scores of newspapers from the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune to the Sunday Times of London, Frankfurter Zeitung and the Jerusalem Post, as well as scores of magazines as diverse as Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Reform Judaism, Der Spiegel, L’Express, BusinessWeek and American Bar Association Journal.

Related Links

Edwin Black website

IBM and the Holocaust book website

The Farhud and the Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust book website