Free Tickets to see Condoleezza Rice speak at Beth El

Condoleezza RiceWhether you agree or disagree with Condoleezza Rice’s politics, you have to admit that it would be pretty awesome to hear her speak in an intimate setting, followed by an unscripted Q & A session. Even more amazing if you won free tickets. Lucky you (well, one of you). [Update: Free Tickets No Longer Available.]

Beth El Synagogue in Saint Louis Park is bringing Condoleezza Rice for an evening of conversation on Sunday, November 8th at 6:00 PM as part of its National Speaker Series. The synagogue is giving a lucky TC Jewfolk reader a free pair of tickets ($100 value) to attend the event – keep reading to learn how to win!

For those who don’t know (and you must have lived in a cave to not know some of this, but for the sake of completeness) . . .  Condoleezza Rice is currently the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and professor of political science at Stanford University. She served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States under President George W. Bush. Prior to her appointment as America’s chief diplomat, she served as assistant to President Bush for national security affairs.

Win a FREE pair of tickets to “An Evening with Condoleezza Rice” at Beth El!

Beth El has given TC Jewfolk ONE free pair of tickets to raffle off to our lucky readers to hear Condoleezza Rice speak at Beth El. To win, between now and 6:00 PM this Friday, October 30th, go to the comments section of this blog post (or tweet your answer to @TCJewfolk) and answer this question. Condoleezza Rice was named the Most Powerful Woman in the World by what magazine in 2004 and 2005? We’ll enter your name in our raffle (drawn randomly with the help of The Hat). One submission per person.

If you don’t win free tickets from TC Jewfolk (sob), your cheapest option are $50 seats in the sanctuary at Beth El (I know it’s pricey, but the event really is a fundraiser for a good cause – Beth El). You can order your tickets online at or call 952-920-3512.

Past speakers in Beth El Speaker Series have included: President Bill Clinton, General Colin Powell, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Alan Dershowitz, Dan Rather, Dave Barry, James Carvell, and Ari Fleischer. Yeah, makes you wish TC Jewfolk was offering tickets in past years too, huh.

By the way, you should check out the interesting back-and-forth on the American Jewish World newspaper’s opinion pages as to whether Beth El should have invited Condi to speak – Pro and Against.

Good luck winning these tix. May the best reader win.