Former New Republic journalist, Stephen Glass, will speak on “Shattered Glass: A Story of Deceit and A Journey Towards Rehabilitation” Friday, September 23, 2016, 8:15 p.m. (Catered Shabbat Dinner at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to (949( 553-3535; Shabbat Alive services at 7:00 p.m.)
In late 1990, Stephen Glass was a rising star in Washington journalism. But, in 1998, Glass was rightly fired from The New Republic, Rolling Stone, George and other publications when it was discovered that he had fabricated dozens of articles and covered-up his misconduct. A well-regarded feature film, Shattered Glass, was released about these events. In the years since, he graduated law school and worked for a judge. After moving to California in 2004, Mr. Glass worked for a law firm that represented injured people. Although he passed the written Bar Exam, the California Supreme Court held that he lacked sufficient moral character to be a lawyer. Mr. Glass is currently the Director of Special Projects at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, a personal injury law firm in Beverly Hills, but not an attorney. He will speak about how he has tried to rehabilitate his life.
A new group of Merage Israeli Fellows, whose specialty is medical devices, will briefly introduce themselves.