Penn Lectures in Jewish Studies: March 16 and Beyond

Visiting Fellows from the SAS-based Center for Advanced Judaic Studies (see Benchmarks) will be lecturing in various area institutions this spring.
All lectures are free and open to the public.

March 16; Ben Franklin and the Jews of Eastern Europe; Nancy Sinkoff, Rutgers; 7:30 p.m.; Gershman YM&YWHA, 401 South Broad St., Philadelphia, co-sponsored by the Center City Kehilla (Beth Ahavah, Center City Havurah, Congregation B'nai Abraham, Congregation Kesher Israel, Gershman Y, Congregation Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania, Leyv Har-Ir, Mikveh Israel, Rodeph Shalom, Society Hill Synagogue, Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, Vilna Congregation).

March 17; Wine, Women and Death: The Good Life in Medieval Jewish Imagination; Raymond Scheindlin, Jewish Theological Seminary of America; 7 p.m.; Oxford Circle Jewish Community Center, 1009 Unruh Avenue, Philadelphia.

March 24; Jews of Islam: Cultural Confluence and Conflict; Ross Brann, Cornell University; 7:30 p.m.; Congregation Mikveh Israel, 44 North 4th Street, Philadelphia.

May 2; The Changing Nature of State and Religion in Israel; Richard Cohen, Hebrew University; 9:30 a.m.; Congregation Or Ami, 708 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill; light brunch will be served, co-sponsored by Buxmont YAHAD (Beth Or, Beth Tikvah-B'nai Jeshurun, Or Ami, Or Chadash, Temple Sinai, Tiferes B'nai Israel, Tiferet Bet Israel, and Old York Road Temple-Beth Am).

May 16; Judaism and The Enlightenment: The Story of a Turbulent Marriage; Adam Sutcliffe, University College, London; 9:30 a.m.; Congregation Beth El, 375 Stony Hill Road, Yardley; light brunch will be served.

May 27; Rahel Varhagen, Hannah Arendt and Me: Three Generations of German Jewish Women; Lilianne Weissberg, German and comparative literature, Penn; 7:30 p.m.; Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.

June 20; Orthodox Women: In the Shift from a Mimetic Society to a Textual One; Haym Soloveitchik, Yeshiva University; 8 p.m.; Lower Merion Synagogue, 123 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd, co-sponsored by Akiba Hebrew Academy.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 23, March 2, 1999