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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.
https://saveconstitutionaldemocracy.com

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).