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The Presidents of the United States and the Jews with Dr. David Dalin

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

Presidents and JewsThe Presidents of the United States and the Jews mines the historical record to document the relationships between U.S. Presidents and the prominent Jews of their day, ranging from Haym Solomon, who helped George Washington finance the American Revolution, to Senator Joseph Lieberman, who was chosen by Vice President Al Gore to be the first Jewish nominee on a national ticket.

“A fascinating, well-organized and highly readable compendium of little known information concerning America’s Presidents and the Jews. Filled with surprises, this book helps to explain what made America different for Jews, and how, since the days of George Washington, Jews and American presidents have interacted.”

—Jonathan D. Sarna
Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University
Author of American Judaism: A History


# Sessions
Date & time

Saturday, April 14
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Apr 14 3:30 PM–5:00 PM Sat Beth Am David Dalin


Congregation Beth Am

26790 Arastradero Road

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022



David Dalin

David DalinDr. David G. Dalin, an ordained rabbi and widely published scholar of American Jewish history, is the author or co-author of 11 books. His latest book, Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan (Brandeis University Press), is a National Jewish Book Award finalist and the first history of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or currently serve on the United States Supreme Court. Dr. David Dalin has taught Jewish studies at several universities, and has served as a visiting professor at George Washington University and at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has also served as the Taube Research Fellow in American History at Stanford University. A well-known lecturer, he has been a featured speaker or a scholar-in-residence at universities, synagogues and Jewish communal institutions throughout the United States and in Europe and Israel.