Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies Presents Spring 2017 Speaker Series

March 5, 2017  | 1 min read

The Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies at Pepperdine University will present the spring 2017 speaker series, featuring Jewish scholars and spiritual leaders who will discuss a variety of topics related to Jewish history and tradition.

“Every semester, the Glazer Institute works closely with faculty and students to bring speakers and events to campus that will broaden the scope and depth of the academic experience for Pepperdine students,” says Connie Lee, program coordinator at the Glazer Institute.

“From the environment and law to popular culture and the Jewish religious experience, this semester's offerings will enrich the Pepperdine experience for everyone on campus. We are indebted to the Glazer Foundation for their continued support to make all this possible.”

Upcoming speakers and topics will include:

  • Thursday, March 9 | 11 AM to noon | School of Law

Sanford V. Levinson

“Religious Critiques of Law”

  • Thursday, March 9 | noon to 1 PM | Fireside Room

Monica Osborne

“Laughter and Trembling: The Holocaust, 9/11, and the Ethics of Comedy”

  • Monday, March 13 | noon to 1 PM | Fireside Room

Laurie Zoloth

“Climate Change, Politics, and Religion: An Ethics for the Coming Storm”

  • Monday, March 20 | noon to 1:30 PM | Fireside Room

“L'Dough V'Dough: Challah Bread Baking with Holocaust Survivors”

  • Monday, March 27 | noon to 1 PM | Fireside Room

Kenny Ellis

“Passover - From Slavery to Freedom”

  • Thursday, March 30 | noon to 1:30 PM | Fireside Room

Ariel Schwarzberg

“Unlikely Partners: Faith & Law in the Jewish Tradition”

Convocation credit will be given to Seaver College students who attend select events from this series.

For additional information about the spring 2017 speaker series, visit the Glazer Institute website.