Roscoe C. Nelson Jr. Memorial Lectures

Roscoe NelsonRoscoe C. Nelson Jr., the first president of the Institute for Judaic Studies, was an attorney with a legal career that spanned over 50 years. He was noted for his work in the area of pro bono legal services. Of'particular note were his efforts to protect the property of his Japanese-American clients. Roscoe C. Nelson Jr. served on the boards of Metropolitan Family Services, the Oregon Psychoanalytic Association, the Oregon Symphony, and the Portland Opera. With Rabbi Stampfer, he founded the Institute for Judaic Studies.

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2012 Marat Grinberg, Reed College (DETAILS)
        Boris Slutsky, the Soviet Rashi

2011 Natan Meir, Portland State University (DETAILS)
        The Question of Jewish "Authenticity" in the Modern Age: Lessons from History

2010 Robert Klonoff, Dean, Lewis and Clark Law School

2009 Wim Wiewel, President, Portland State University

2008 Laura Leibman, Reed College
        Grave Matters: Sephardic Funerary Art & Identity in Colonial America

2007 Rabbi Michael Cahana, Congregation Beth Israel

2006 Michael Weingrad, Portland State University

2005 Matthew Warshawsky, University of Portland

2004 Ben Zion Kogen

2003 Colin Diver, President, Reed College

2000 Daniel Faulk, University of Oregon

1999 Richard Stein, University of Oregon

1998 David Leslie, Executive Director, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

1996 Faith Gabelnick, President, Pacific University

1995 Murray Sidlin, Associate Director, Oregon Symphony Orchestra

1994 Daniel Lasker, Ben Gurion University

1993 Robert Liebman, Portland State University

1992 Malachi Hacohen, Reed College

1991 William Brillner, University of California, Berkeley

1990 Martin Jaffe, University of Washington

1987 Steven Wasserstrom, Reed College

1986 Richard Fox, Reed College
        Reinhold Niebuhr and the Jews

1985 Eric A. Kimmel, Portland State University
        The Worlds of Jewish Folklore

1984 Marshall Lee, Pacific University
        Teaching the Holocaust to University Students