Lectures and Programs

Spring 2016 Events

We look forward to seeing you!

Admission to all events is free.
Seating is limited. Please call the Bennett Center to reserve your seats at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066 or email bennettcenter@fairfield.edu.


Spring 2016



“Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in Poland”

Dr. Glenn Dynner, author and Professor of Jewish Studies, Sarah Lawrence College

Thursday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.

Dolan School of Business Dining Room



“Living in the Occupied Territories: A Liberal Academic Wrestles with ‘Israeliness,’ Jewishness and Nationalism”

Dr. Teddy Weinberger, Israeli journalist and columnist on life in Israel

Tuesday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.    

Dolan School of Business Dining Room  



10th Annual Lecture in Jewish-Christian Engagement

“Gospel Dynamics: When the Jewish Jesus Isn’t Enough”

Dr. Michael J. Cook, Sol & Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Professor of Intertestamental & Early Christian Literatures, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati

Co-sponsored by The Center for Catholic Studies

Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

Dolan School of Business Dining Room



Inaugural Diane Feigenson Lecture in Jewish Literature

“Exotic Exploits and Contentious Chapters in Modern Yiddish Literature”      

Dr. Dovid Katz, Lithuanian-based Yiddish scholar, author, educator, and cultural historian

Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.

Quick Center for the Arts



Carl and Dorothy Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies

“Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, author and former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth

Monday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Quick Center for the Arts

Holocaust Remembrance Service

Featured speaker: Stefanie Koren who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto and participated in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, led by the Polish resistance

Wednesday, April 20, 4:30 p.m.

Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry              


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