- Wednesday | May 11, 2022
- 11:00 am
- 8339 Old York Rd
Women of KI Annual Interfaith Program
Intolerance in America: Is History Repeating Itself? A Historical Perspective with Personal Reflections
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 promptly at 11am
In-person and Virtual: KenesethIsrael.org/Stream
Luncheon following in-person program
Questions? Contact Diane Miller @ 215-464-1381
Kindly donate non-perishables (No pork, shellfish, or nuts) to support KI’s community dinners for the food insecure.
Paul Finkelman is the Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of History at Gratz College, the oldest independent Jewish college in America. From 2017 to 2021 he served as President of the College. Before coming to Gratz he held the Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa. He had previously taught at a many institutions including Duke Law School, LSU Law School, Albany Law School, and in the history departments at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Texas, and Virginia Tech. He is a national known scholar and the author of more than 50 books and 200 scholarly articles. His most recent book Supreme Injustice was published by Harvard University Press in 2018. He has appeared on national T.V., including PBS, C-Span, the history channel, and Sunday Morning on CBS. He has given lectures throughout the United States, as well as in Israel, at the United Nations, and in Canada, South America, most of Western Europe, China, and Japan. He was the chief expert witness against the famous Alabama Ten Commandments monument erected by Chief Justice Roy Moore. The U.S. Supreme Court has cited him five times, including two cases dealing with religious liberty. In 2019 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg quoted him in her majority opinion in Timbs v. Indiana. He has had essay and op-eds in The Jewish Review of Books, the L.A. Review of Books, and Huffington Post on issues surrounding Jewish history, the confirmation of Justice Brandeis, and other topics relating to Jewish life. His essays and editorials have also appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and USA Today. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Syracuse and was a fellow in Law and Humanities at Harvard Law School.