The Sonenshine Lecture Series

Friday, March 27, 12:30 and 7 pm, Old Dominion University

Professor Michael Brenner will speak twice for The Sonenshine Lecture Series as part of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding at Old Dominon University.

Jewish Life in Contemporary Europe is the subject of his talk at 12:30 pm in the Burgess Room.

At an Interfaith Shabbat dinner and lecture, he will speak on Herzl’s Idea of a Jewish State: Dream and Reality, using the Dreyfus Affair as a backdrop. Hillel will sponsor an Interfaith Shabbat service conducted by Rabbi Michael Panitz at 5:30 pm in the Cape Charles/Isle of Wight room.

The dinner and lecture will take place in the Presidents Room in the Webb Student Center at 7 p.m. RSVP to Farideh Goldin.

Brenner is the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies at American University and directs AU’s Center for Israel Studies. He received his PhD at Columbia University and previously taught at Indiana and Brandeis Universities. Since 1997, he has been professor of Jewish History and Culture at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.

Free parking will be available for all events. For more information, contact Farideh Goldin at