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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend: May 12th & 13th

Friday, May 12th 

5:00pm- Special Oneg with Dr. Zola and Rabbi Meyer
6:00pm- Shabbat worship

Saturday, May 13th

10:00am- Shabbat morning worship
10:45am- Great Voices, Civil Rights, and American Jewry. (information below)
12:15pm- Mediterranean Luncheon 

Great Voices, Civil Rights, and American Jewry:
Over the course of American history, rabbis and prominent members of the Jewish community frequently championed the cause of religious liberty and freedom of conscience.

Professor Zola will introduce us to the many ways in which American Jewry fought for “equal footing” under the law for themselves and, in the process of doing so, for others. Our study will introduce participants to several remarkable primary source documents that illustrate American Jewry’s significant contributions to the process of broadening civil liberties in the American nation.



Executive Director, Dr. Gary P. Zola

Gary Phillip Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience & Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati. In his academic capacity, Professor Zola edits The Marcus Center's award-winning biannual publication, The American Jewish Archives Journal—one of only two academic periodicals focusing on the total historical experience of American Jewry.

In April 2011, Dr. Zola was appointed by President Obama to the Commission for the Preservation of American Heritage Abroad. Dr. Zola is the first faculty member of Hebrew Union College to receive such an appointment by a U.S. president. In 2006, Dr. Zola became the first American Jewish historian and the first American rabbi to receive appointment to the Academic Advisory Council of the congressionally recognized Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

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