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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: from Brandeis to Kagan
Our next JBASF event will be a lecture and discussion with author David Dalin about his newest book, Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: from Brandeis to Kagan.
The event will be hosted by the Jewish Community Library. Admission is free, and there's free parking at the garage on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy.
Here's a summary of the program and author:
David Dalin's newest book is the first history of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as justices of the Supreme Court. In his presentation, Dalin will discuss the Jewish background, identities, and legacies of the Jewish Justices and the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession. He will also address the antisemitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent to America’s highest court. Alan Dershowitz called the book "A must read for anyone interested in Jewish, American, or legal history."
Dalin is an ordained rabbi and scholar of American Jewish history and Jewish-Christian relations. He is the author, co-author, or editor of twelve books, including Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience and The Presidents of the United States and the Jews. His book Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan, published by Brandeis University Press, was recently selected as a finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award.
The J Weekly wrote an article about the book last year.
There is no RSVP required for this program. We hope you can attend.
- Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street
Many thanks to JBASF's sponsors:
Double Diamond / Double Chai:Litivate Trial + Reporting Services
Chai Diamond Sponsors:DISCO
Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP