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Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: from Brandeis to Kagan with David Dalin

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA, 94115 United States (map)

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

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Dr. David Dalin's newest book is the first history of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as justices of the Supreme Court. In his presentation, Dalin will discuss the Jewish background, identities, and legacies of the Jewish Justices and the changing role of Jews within the American legal profession. He will also address the antisemitism some of the justices encountered in their ascent to America’s highest court.

“A must read for anyone interested in Jewish, American, or legal history.”

—Alan Dershowitz

Dr. David Dalin is an ordained rabbi and scholar of American Jewish history and Jewish-Christian relations. He is the author, co-author, or editor of twelve books, including Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience and The Presidents of
the United States and the Jews
. His book Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan, published by Brandeis University Press, was recently selected as a finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award.

Co-presented by Lehrhaus Judaica and the Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco.

Program made possible, in part, by Marilyn Dobbs Higuera in memory of Stephen Dobbs.