Join us for the Marilyn and Louis Safer Shabbaton
February 23-25, 2018!
Dr. Stephen Berk is the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish studies at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He is the former Chair of the Department of History, Director of the Program in Russian and East European Studies and helps advise the Hillel organization at Union.
Professor Berk is considered an absolutely superb lecturer and teacher. His lectures are outstanding and he is in high demand as a guest speaker. He is always informative, interesting and entertaining. He is widely known for his expertise on the Holocaust, Russian, and the Middle East and a variety of Jewish subjects.
Dr. Berk's theme will be Jewish People in Modern America, and will include subjects such as the Jewish fight for civil rights, an interactive text study of the Balfour Declaration, and “Putin and Netanyahu in the Age of Trump”. Look for more information coming in December.
Thanks to the generous donation by the Safer family, all of the speaking events are free and open to the public. The costs and menus for optional accompanying meals will be available in december, and pre-paid reservations for all meals can be made by calling Rose Tincher at @ 292-1000, or Lois Tompkins at ext. 146.