Bennett Center Announces Spring 2020 Schedule

Bennett Center Announces Spring 2020 Schedule

The spring 2020 Bennett Center lecture series includes David Axelrod: American political consultant and analyst, chief strategist for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, and senior advisor to President Obama.

The spring schedule of lectures sponsored by Fairfield University's Bennett Center for Judaic Studies includes a variety of topics, such as "American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era" and "The American Jewish Community and the Road to 2020."

The public is invited to attend the spring lecture series from the Bennett Center. Since seating is limited, please call the Bennett Center to reserve your seats at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066. For tickets to the David Axelrod lecture on April 20, visit or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Joan and Henry Katz Lecture in Judaic Studies
“Dueling Loyalties: Honor, Citizenship, and Antisemitism in Nineteenth Century Germany”

– David Meola, PhD, author and scholar, Bert & Fanny Meisler Chair in History and Jewish Studies, University of Southern Alabama

Date: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kelley Center Presentation Room

Diane Feigenson Lecture in Jewish Literature
“Guilt, Memory, and the Beta-God: Nathan Englander on”

Nathan Englander, bestselling author whose works include For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2013), and (2019)

Date: Thursday, March 5
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Barone Campus Center Oak Room

Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Lecture in Judaic Studies 
“Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era”
Michael R. Cohen, PhD, author, Sizeler Professorship and chair of Dept. of Jewish Studies, Tulane University

Date: Thursday, March 19
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kelley Center Presentation Room

14th Annual Lecture in Jewish-Christian Engagement
“Loving the Jews: Philosemitism and Judaizing in Contemporary Christianity”

Rabbi David Sandmel, PhD, Director of Interfaith Affairs, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), educator, scholar

Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dolan School of Business

Bennett Lecture in Judaic Studies
“State of Play: The American Jewish Community and the Road to 2020”

David Axelrod, American political consultant and analyst; Chief Strategist for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns and Senior Advisor to President Obama

Date: Monday, April 20
7:30 p.m.
Location: Quick Center for the Arts

Additional Details:

For tickets for the David Axelrod event, visit or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service
Featured speaker: Judith Altmann, Czech survivor of Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen 

Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

Additional Details:

Co-sponsored with Campus Ministry

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