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Guest Lecturer

Solomon-Tenenbaum Visiting Lectureship in Jewish Studies

The Solomon-Tenenbaum Lecture series features distinguished scholars and experts recognized for their research and study of Jewish culture and civilization across the ages. From the ancient period to the modern era, the series incites thoughtful discussion on Jewish history, philosophy, religion, literature and politics, and aims to promote an understanding of the global impact of Judaism that spans over 3,000 years of history. The series is made possible by the late Melvin and Judith Solomon, and Samuel and Inez Tenenbaum. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The Solomon-Tenebaum Lecture began in 1990. Below are listed the five most recent speakers:

Previous guest speakers:

2016
Salvador Dali’s Aliyah: The Rebirth of Israel
Dr. David R. Blumenthal, Jay and Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies at Emory University

2015               
Does the History of Anti-Judaism have anything to do with the Present?

David Nirenberg, Ph.D., University of Chicago

2014               
My Memoirs Made Me Jewish: Family, Memory, and the Writing Self

Nancy K. Miller, City University of New York Graduate Center

2012               
The Chosen Peoples: American, Israel and the Ordeals of Divine Election
Todd Gitlin, Columbia University

2011               
Sage Tales: The Power of Rabbinic Story and What It Can Teach Us Today

Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Jewish Theological Seminary