Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to KaganDate: Tue, April 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Jewish justices of the high court
David Dalin, Ph.D., Author, Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan
Dr. Dalin will cover the lives, legal careers, judicial legacies, and Jewish background of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan, who was appointed by Barack Obama in 2010. He will also discuss how Woodrow Wilson's historic appointment of Louis D. Brandeis in 1916 began the tradition of a "Jewish Seat" on the Supreme Court, and the role that antisemitism did or did not play in these eight Justices' legal careers and Senate confirmation hearings.
Humanities West Book Discussion: Antony and Cleopatra, by William ShakespeareDate: Wed, May 17, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Book discussion group
Join us to discuss "Antony and Cleopatra," the famous Elizabethan play by the legendary English playwright about the infamous Roman general who would be Caesar, and the even more famous, legendary and infamous last pharaoh of ancient Egypt—even if she was really Greek. Discussion led by Lynn Harris.