The Society of Jewish Thought believes that Judaism has valuable ideas to offer the modern person.

The Society aims to share those ideas and create a forum for discussion of Jewish ideas. 

The Society will offer students a weekly dinner and discussion on a wide range of topics related to Judaism, Jewish Values, Israel and other topics. 

Each discussion or lecture will be accompanied by dinner. Dinner is free for members, all others pay $5.

Dinner is Free thanks to a generous donor.

Become a member and get some great benefits. Membership is free and easy and only requires you attend one event.

To become a member click here.

Fall Quarter 2018

Wednesday, October 24th: Prof. Tom Ginsburg - Democracy at Risk? The US, Europe and Israel.

Tom Ginsburg is the co-author of the just published book "How to Save a Constitutional Democracy" with Aziz Z. Huq.

Tom Ginsburg is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

Wednesday, October 31st: Rabbi Menahem Chitrik - Jews Under Erdogan - How the Jewish community can survive in Turkey. 

Rabbi Menhem Chitrik, is the Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi in Istanbul, Turkey

Tuesday, November 6th: Dr. Avishalom Westreich, Modern Ethics: Assisted Reproduction in Jewish Thought

Avishalom Westreich, PhD, is a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago and is Associate Professor at the College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan, Israel. 

Wednesday, November 14th: Prof. Tom (David) Imbo - Particle Physics and Jewish Mysticism. 

Tom Imbo is a professor of Theoretical Particle Physics / Mathematical Physics at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). In  his spare time he is interested in the intersection of Particle Physics and Jewish Mysticism.

Wednesday, November 28th: Dr. Meir Elran  - Is Peace in Israel Attainable? 

Brig. Gen. (ret.)  Meir Elran is a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago.

He is a senior research fellow at the The Institute for National Security (INSS) and head of the Homeland Security Program and a co-head of the Society–Military Program of INSS (Tel Aviv University). Brig. Gen. (ret.) Elran served in the IDF as a career officer for 24 years in senior command and staff positions, primarily in the Military Intelligence Directorate. His last post was deputy director of Military Intelligence (1987-1989).