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The BC Winter Lecture Series

The 2020 Beit Chaverim Winter Lecture Series

programmed by Allan Arkush

Professor of Jewish Studies, SUNY, Binghamton

A three part series, featuring three compelling speakers, 

on three Sundays at 4PM

Free Admission- sponsorships available

Feb 9:

Allan Arkush

SUNY Binghamton

"Moses Mendelssohn: the German Socrates"

Born in 1729 into a poor, traditional family in a small German town, Moses Mendelssohn migrated to Berlin as an adolescent.  He soon become one of the most famous philosophers in Europe, known throughout the continent as "the German Socrates."  As a philosopher, he upheld the truth of Judaism and fought for equal rights for his fellow Jews.  Today, some Jews remember him appreciatively, and others excoriate him as the man who launched the process of Jewish assimilation.  Who is right?  


Feb 23:

Eliyahu Stern

Yale University

"Jews and Genius: From the Gaon of Vilna to Albert Einstein. A Lecture in Honor for the 300th Anniversary of Elijah ben Solomon." 

March 22:

Shira Billet

Princeton University

"Philosophy as Testimony: Hermann Cohen in the Courtroom of Jewish Modernity"



All events 4PM at Beit Chaverim Synagogue

85 Post Rd West, Westport, CT

parking lot at 6 Cross St

Thu, September 24 2020 6 Tishrei 5781