Symposium: Solomon Schechter’s Life and Legacy: American Transformations (1902–1915)

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:00pm - 9:00pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Solomon Schechter’s Life and Legacy:  American Transformations (1902–1915)

Monday, March 16, 2015

All events will take place at the National Museum of American Jewish History

Schedule of Events

Scholarship on a Mission: Schechter’s Significance a Century Later

1:001:30 pm

Steven WeitzmanElla Darivoff Director of the Herbert D. Katz Center of Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Michael A. MeyerHebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati / Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

 

Ancient Texts, Modern Insights: Schechter between the Past and Future of Jewish Studies

1:302:30 pm

Chair: Elliott HorowitzJewish Quarterly Review

Ismar SchorschChancellor emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America / Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

                “From Cairo to Qumran: A Triumph of Schechter’s Intuition”

Mirjam ThulinLeibniz Institute of European History, Mainz / Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

                “Schechter between Europe and America”

[2:30–2:45  pm  coffee break]

 

 New York as New Yavne: Schechter and American Judaism

2:453:45 pm

Chair: Jack Wertheimer, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Shuly Rubin SchwartzJewish Theological Seminary of America

                “Solomon Schechter in America—and of America”

David StarrBrandeis University

“A Judaism of the People? Schechter’s Experiment with a ‘Catholic Israel'”

Thirsting for the Future: The Legacies of Solomon Schechter

4:00–5:30 pm

Chair & respondent: Jonathan Sarna  Brandeis University 

Roundtable:

Arnold M. EisenChancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

David EllensonChancellor, and president emeritus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion / New York University

Beth S. WengerUniversity of Pennsylvania

[ 5:457:15 pm dinner break]

 

The Past That Lives within the Present: Schechter’s Time Capsule—And Ours

7:30 pm

Dara Horn, novelist

SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE: http://schechterlegacy.com/philadelphia-events/ 


Sponsored by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, with Jewish Theological Seminary, National Museum of American Jewish History,Penn's Jewish Studies Program, and Jewish Quarterly Review.

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