BURTON SPERBER JEWISH COMMUNITY LIBRARY OF LOS ANGELES
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The Jewish Community
The Burton Sperber Library at American Jewish University now serves as the official Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles. This new library succeeds the original Peter M. Kahn Jewish Community Library that was formerly housed at the Los Angeles Jewish Federation. Dedicated by his family in memory of noted Los Angeles philanthropist and landscape developer Burton Sperber, this library welcomes the entire Los Angeles Jewish community to enjoy its state-of-the-art facility including regularly scheduled programs for children and families as well as author and other literary encounters.
Hezbollah – The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God - Wine and Cheese Reception, Discussion and Book Signing
Hezbollah – The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Matthew Levitt examines Hezbollah’s beginnings, its first violent forays targeting western interests in Lebanon, and then its terrorist activities and criminal enterprises in Europe, the Middle East, South America and finally North America. Levitt convincingly shows that Hezbollah’s willingness to use violence, its global reach, and its strategic relationship with Iran should be of serious concern. The book is full of previously unreported material and provides a much need assessment of the threat posed by the group today.
Matthew Levitt is a senior fellow and director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. Previously, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury.