Temple Beth El

Taus Lecture Series
Taus Lecture Series
Now in its thirty-fifth remarkable year!

The Taus Lecture Series is perhaps the only one of its kind in Southern California. The brainchild of Esther Taus, Ph.D., z'l, the Series brings noted scholars and academics to Temple Beth El for an evening of thought-provoking learning and dialogue.

Each session offers a thorough exploration of a subject of Jewish interest presented by a distinguished faculty member from a Southern California college or university. 


The 2018-2019 Series
Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Noon
Dr. Sharon Gillerman, Hebrew Union College
"The Temple of the Body: Jewish Boxers, Strongmen and the
Development of Muscular Judaism"
Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Noon
Dr. Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School
"Jews and The Rule of Law: Why we need to Care About What is
Happening in our Courts and our Government"
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Karen Fox, Hebrew Union College
"Getting Older Today"
Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Noon
Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Valley Beth Shalom
"Being Jewish Today"
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University
"Being an American Muslim in the Time of President Trump"
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Marc Dollinger, SFSU
"The State of American Zionism in 2019"
Evening Lectures: $18 Paid in Advance or $20 at the Door
Lunch & Learn Lectures: $25 Paid in Advance $30 at the Door
$110 for Full Series of 6 Lectures
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