:: Amram Scholar Series
Thought-Provoking Programs for the WHC Community
The Amram Scholar Series offers a dynamic program of free public lectures in which world-renowned speakers, authors, scholars, political leaders, policy experts, and theologians share their perspectives on timely issues or their research into Jewish culture and history. It traces its beginnings to 1954, when the Congregation moved into its new Macomb Street home. That fall, the Temple launched an ambitious Sunday lecture program as part of a nationwide celebration marking the 300th anniversary of Jewish settlement in the United States.
The Amram Scholar Series is delighted to present again a multi-session study program by Melvin I. Urofsky of Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Urofsky will offer three lectures on Hate Speech. On Wednesday, October 24 he will discuss Hate Speech in History with an Emphasis on Antisemitism; on Wednesday, October 31 the session will address Hate Speech in the United States Today, and a third session in November (date to be determined) will focus on Responses to Hate Speech in American Law.
The WHC Journal, Thursday’s Live@WHC e-newsletter, and the Temple website will provide additional details on these programs.