Max K. and Mathilda Wertheim Stein Lecture Series on Modern Jewish and Israeli History

The annual Max K. and Mathilda Wertheim Stein Lecture on Modern Jewish and Israeli History, named after Max and Tillie Stein, focuses on Mrs. Stein's decade-long project of assembling information about German Jewish social history of the 19th and 20th centuries. It aims to associate Emory faculty, students, and staff with current scholarship dealing with modern European Jewish history, Zionism, the yishuv, and aspects of modern Israeli society, history, and culture.

Lectures to Date:

Simonetta Della Seta (November 18, 2015)
Rome, Italy
"Europe, Zionism and Israel"

Professor Bernard Wasserstein (March 9, 2009)
University of Chicago
"On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War"

Professor Herbert D. Rosenbaum (May 3, 2007)
Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University
"Jews in American Politics: From Symbolic Presence to Mainstream Power"

Professor Henry Feingold (May 4, 2006)
Professor Emeritus, Baruch College, CUNY
"German-Jewish Immigration to the U.S. in the 1930s"

Dr. Michael A. Meyer (March 29, 2005)
Hebrew Union College
"Jewish Spiritual Resistance in Nazi Germany: A Tale of Two Rabbis"

Dr. Marion Kant (March 30, 2004)
University of Pennsylvania
"The Pains of Exile- Strategies of Survival of German Speaking Jews"

Dr. Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor (October 30, 2002)
Jewish Theological Seminary
"Talmudic Echoes in the Jewish Experience of Emancipation: From Mendelsohn to the Holocaust"

Professor Gerhard Weinberg (November 29, 2001)
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
"Kristallnacht November 1938: As Experienced Then and As Seen Now"

Mrs. Mathilda Wertheim Stein (March 29, 2001)
Atlanta, Georgia
"The Way It Was: The Jewish World of Rural Hesse"

Professor Leonard Dinnerstein (October 26, 1999)
University of Arizona
"Making it in America: German and Russian Jewish Immigrants in the 20th Century"

Professor Ronald Madras (November 12, 1998)
St. Louis University
"Jews, Masons, and Spiritual Semites: Christian Perceptions of Jews in Rome and Germany, 1800-1939"

Professor David Sorkin (November 5, 1997)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Did German Jews Assimilate: Revisiting German Jewish History"