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Amram Scholar Series

This dynamic program of free public lectures brings world-renowned authors, scholars, political leaders, policy experts, and theologians to WHC to share their perspectives on timely issues or their research into Jewish culture and history.

We are pleased to present prominent writers of the nation's newest works on topics of Jewish interest, often in cooperation with the Jewish Book Council.

2016-2017 Amram Scholar Series Schedule

Unless specified, all lectures are held at Temple on Sundays at 10:30 am.

Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 pm
Germans & Jews, Documentary and Reception Hosted by the German Embassy

Friday, October 28 at 6:00 pm (during Shabbat services)
Cornell William Brooks, "Moral Necessity or Nostalgia: The Jewish & Black Coalition of Conscience"

Friday, November 11 at 7:00 pm (at dinner after Shabbat services)
Adam Kirsch, author of The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature

Sunday, December 11
Rabbi Ben Kamin, author of I Don't Know What to Believe: Making Spiritual Peace with Your Religion

Sunday, January 22
David Kinney, author of The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets

Sunday, February 26
Dov Waxman, author of Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel

Sunday, March 19
Maya Benton, author of Roman Vishniac Rediscovered

Sunday, April 2
Lawrence Douglas and Andrew Nagorski, "Bringing Nazis to Justice"

Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm
This event has been postponed. Please check back for updated information.

Howard Blum, author of The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal

Past Lectures

The work and career of the renowned social documentary photographer Roman Vishniac, best known for iconic images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust, was explored on Sunday, March 19, 2017 through an illustrated lecture presented by Maya Benton, curator of the International Center of Photography in New York City, founder of the Center’s Roman Vishniac Archive and editor of Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, a beautifully printed volume of essays and photographs.

Upcoming Events

May 24, 2017 / Wednesday
Amram Scholar Series Presents Howard Blum
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

This event has been postponed. Please check back for updated information.

Journalist and best-selling author Howard Blum joins us for an Amram…

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