Jewish Family & Career Services

The Lillian O. Seligman Contemporary Thought Forum


The Lillian O. Seligman Contemporary Thought Forum is an annual event inviting guest speakers to offer their perspective on relevant topics while bringing awareness to the work and mission of JFCS. Named after the late Lillian O. Seligman (z”l), her family works alongside JFCS to select speakers that honor her memory and interests.

Past speakers at the Lillian O. Seligman Contemporary Thought Series include:

  • Roy Blount
  • Marie Benedict
  • Laura Morton
  • Colleen Clines

In 2022, the Lillian O. Seligman Contemporary Thought Forum returns with “A Night of Humor,” featuring comedian and Louisville Native Raanan Hershberg. Join us on Monday, November 14 at the Trager Family JCC as we welcome speaker, comedian and Louisville native Raanan Hershberg. Thanks to YOU, this event is SOLD OUT!


On the evening before, Sunday, November 13, the Seligman Family invites you to join them for a Cocktail Party in support of the Lillian O. Seligman Contemporary Thought Forum & JFCS. This private event will be held at the home of Ellen & Max Shapira and tickets are $100.

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Questions about the event? Contact Avery Markel or Courtney Evans.