Foundation for Jewish Studies Speakers

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  • Gideon Amir

    Gideon Amir

    Gideon Amir is a frequent lecturer of Judaic studies and especially Biblical topics in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Patti Kenner

    Patti Kenner

    Executive Producer
    When Ruth Gruber turned 97, Patti Kenner realized she needed to make a documentary about the long and illustrious life of her dear friend. “I am sick and tired of hearing people say that they want to make a documentary about you,” Kenner whispered into Gruber’s ear at her birthday luncheon. “I’m going to make it.”
  • Lisa Leff

    Dr. Lisa Leff

    Lisa Leff is an Associate Professor, and the Director of the Undergraduate Program, in the Department of History at American University in Washington, DC.
  • Jerry Z. Muller

    Professor Jerry Z. Muller

    Jerry Z. Muller is Professor of  History at the Catholic University of America.
  • Jeffrey Rosen

    Professor Jeffrey Rosen

    Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at The George Washington University and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic.
  • Multiple Speakers

    Multiple Speakers

    Programs with multiple speakers and/or speaker panels.
  • Ramón Tasat

    Dr. Ramón Tasat

    Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat is the Cantor of Shirat HaNefesh (Song of the Soul), an emerging Jewish congregation and the musical Director of Kolot HaLev, a Jewish Community choir in the Greater Washington area. 
  • Gil Troy

    Professor Gil Troy

    A professor at McGill University since 1990, from 1997 to 1998, Dr. Troy served as chairman of McGill’s history department. In March, 1999 he was promoted to full professor. 
  • Michael Walzer

    Professor Michael Walzer

    Michael Walzer is a prominent American political thorist and a professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.

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