April 5, 2010

Advance Notice

Rothschild lecture inaugurated

“Here I Am, Send Me: Mission, Social Justice, and Modern Jewish Identity” is the inaugural lecture of the Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Lecture, to be Wednesday, April 7, 4 p.m., in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

Ellen M. Umansky, Carl and Dorothy Bennett Chair in Judaic Studies at Fairfield University, will give the lecture, named for the late Atlanta rabbi and civil rights leader, and presented by the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

Umansky, a scholar of modern Jewish thought, will focus on three Jewish religious leaders who specifically addressed these themes of identity through religious mission.

The event is part of the Seminar Series in Jewish Studies and is cosponsored by the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library and the Department of Religion.  It is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 404.727.6301.

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