Meet the Prof. Luncheon: Lee Shai Weissbach

When Jan 14, 2010
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where University Club and Alumni Center
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-2247
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"Synagogue Building and the patterns of American Jewish Life" by Dr. Lee Shai Weissbach, History Department


Synagogues have always been the most visible symbols of Jewish life in the United States, and the buildings that various Jewish communities have erected and occupied can reveal a great deal about the nature of Jewish life in America.   Synagogue buildings can provide information not only about the history and the behavior of American Jews, but also about their beliefs and their collective mentality.

This illustrated lecture will examine synagogue buildings in the United States over the two centuries and consider how these buildings can be “read” as sources of information about the American Jewish experience.  Those who hear this talk will be introduced to a whole new way of looking at houses of worship.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 ** NEW DATE**

12 noon,University Club

Admission cost: $14 per person (check or cash only) includes lunch

About the A&S "Meet the Professor" Series

This event is part of the "Meet the Professor" luncheon and lecture series, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences. Typically held on the first Thursday of the month at the University Club and Alumni Center on UofL's Belknap campus, each luncheon-lecture session is open to the public but reservations are required at least three (3) days prior to the event. Admission costs $14 per person (check or cash only) and includes lunch. Please notify us of any special dietary needs.

For reservations and more information, please contact Janna Tajibaeva at 852-2247 or janna@louisville.edu