David Dalin

By Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester (other events)

Wednesday, March 14 2018 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan

With a historian’s eye and a rabbi’s perspective, Dalin examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jewish Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, and current Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan.

Did they encounter anti-Semitism as they navigated the legal profession? What kinds of relationships did they have with the presidents who appointed them? What political debates arose during their nominations?   

Dalin, a rabbi and scholar of American Jewish studies, has taught at numerous universities and formerly was a Taube Research Fellow at Stanford.  He has written, co-authored and edited 11 books.