Lectures

Fall 2015

We look forward to seeing you!

Admission to all events except the Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lecture are free, but seating is limited.
Please call the Bennett Center to reserve your seats at 
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2066 or email bennettcenter@fairfield.edu.

2015 Judaic Studies Scholar-in-Residence

“American Jewry’s Historical and Contemporary Scorecard”
Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock
, Klaperman Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University
Almost 50 years to the day after Sandy Koufax decided not to play in the World Series on Yom Kippur, a look at how American participation and acceptance in athletics is a useful medium for understanding the changing status of Jews in the U.S.
Thursday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center Presentation Room

Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert

Galeet Dardashti and Divahn —An Evening of Middle Eastern and Sephardic Music
Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m. 
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Making America Harmonious: The Jewish Contribution to Popular Music”
Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield,
Max Richter Professor of American Civilization, Brandeis University
Monday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lecture

“Donors Choose: Expanding the Possibilities of Education”
Charles Best,
Founder & CEO, DonorsChoose.org
Wednesday, November 18, 8 p.m.

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
*Tickets: $45.
Please call the Quick Center Box Office for tickets at (203) 254-4010.

Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Lecture in Judaic Studies

“Germans Who Stood Up to Hitler: The Resistance Movements of Nazi Germany”
Anne Nelson
, author, former war correspondent, adjunct faculty at Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs
Tuesday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room