Stein Lecture

Congregation Or Hadash presents the

4th Annual Tillie and Max Stein Family Lecture (Remote Panel)


"American Jews and the 2020 Election
Context and Consequences"


Thursday, September 3, 2020, 7:30 pm

(Registration Required) 


PANELISTS: Patricia Murphy, Alan Abramowitz, Lynn Sweet, and Ken Stein

(See biographies and recent publications

This 75-minute remote panel discussion will focus on the 2020 presidential and congressional climate, and the campaigns in general, and will pinpoint where possible the participation, engagement, and influence that American Jews could have on the election outcomes. 


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Congregation Or Hadash established the Tillie and Max Stein Family Lecture on modern Israel and modern Jewish history in 2013 at the request of Tillie Stein (z'l) to provide our congregational members an opportunity for Jewish and Israel learning. The lectures commemorate Tillie and Max Steins’ unbending commitment to combining their Jewish values, love for the Jewish people and Israel with learning. With joyful engagement, they passed these beliefs to their children, grandchildren and their families.

Previous Tillie and Max Stein Family Lectures include:

"Crises, Cosmic Oy Veys & Cri de Coeurs: What 25 Years of Travelling the Negotiator's Highway Taught Me About Life, Leadership, Winning and Losing," Dr. Aaron Miller, Carnegie Endowment Senior Fellow and Former State Department Official, March 2, 2020

"Israel in a Rapidly Changing Middle Eastern Regional Architecture," Prof. Asher Susser, Middle Eastern Historian and Professor Emeritus Tel Aviv University, November 18, 2018

"An Evening with Israel's National Photographer," Adi Nes, Israeli Photographer, October 24, 2015 



Stein Lecture Series of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI)

Established at the end of 1997 as the first lecture series of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, the Max K. and Mathilda Wertheim Stein Lecture Series 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.

 Previous Max K. and Mathilda Wertheim Stein Lectures on Modern Jewish and Israeli History:

Simonetta Della Seta (November 18, 2015)
Rome, Italy
"Europe, Zionism and Israel"
Dr. Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor (October 30, 2002)
Jewish Theological Seminary
"Talmudic Echoes in the Jewish Experience of Emancipation: From Mendelsohn to the Holocaust"
Professor Bernard Wasserstein (March 9, 2009)
University of Chicago
"On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War"
 Professor Gerhard Weinberg (November 29, 2001)
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
"Kristallnacht November 1938: As Experienced Then and As Seen Now"
Professor Herbert D. Rosenbaum (May 3, 2007)
Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University
"Jews in American Politics: From Symbolic Presence to Mainstream Power"
Mrs. Mathilda Wertheim Stein (March 29, 2001)
Atlanta, Georgia
"The Way It Was: The Jewish World of Rural Hesse"
Professor Henry Feingold (May 4, 2006)
Professor Emeritus, Baruch College, CUNY
"German-Jewish Immigration to the U.S. in the 1930s"
Professor Leonard Dinnerstein (October 26, 1999)
University of Arizona
"Making it in America: German and Russian Jewish Immigrants in the 20th Century"
Dr. Michael A. Meyer (March 29, 2005)
Hebrew Union College
"Jewish Spiritual Resistance in Nazi Germany: A Tale of Two Rabbis"
Professor Ronald Madras (November 12, 1998)
St. Louis University
"Jews, Masons, and Spiritual Semites: Christian Perceptions of Jews in Rome and Germany, 1800-1939"
Dr. Marion Kant (March 30, 2004)
University of Pennsylvania
"The Pains of Exile- Strategies of Survival of German Speaking Jews"
Professor David Sorkin (November 5, 1997)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Did German Jews Assimilate: Revisiting German Jewish History"