Writers and Scholars Lecture Series

In 1998, the Institute launched the Writers and Scholars Lecture Series. This series brought to Portland leading figures in the Jewish world to share their contributions to Judaic thought. A few highlights of the series were Rabbi Harold Kushner, Professor James Kugel, Sir Martin Gilbert, A.B. Yehoshua, Professor Arnold Eisen, and many more. The Writers and Scholars Series has enriched the cultural life of the Jewish community beyond measure.



2010-2011 Shawn Levy, Annie Dawid

2007-2008 Peter Cole, John Efron, Charlotte Fonrobert

2006-2007 Jerold Frakes, Janis Plotkin, Esther Chazon, Marc Dollinger, Edward Shapiro

2005-2006 Ilan Stavans, Eitan Fishbane, Yair Hoffman, Anita Norich

2004-2005 Steven Aschheim, Erich Gruen, Jonathan Sarna, Susan Glenn

2003-2004 Michael Meyer, Sylvia Rouss, Shalom Paul, Trudi Alexy

2002-2003 Yossi Klein Halevi, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Susannah Heschel, Gall Twersky Reimer

2001-2002 Sir Martin Gilbert, Rebecca Goldstein, Arnold Eisen, David Ariel

2000-2001 Rabbi David Wolpe, Anne Roiphe, James Young, Samuel Freedman

1999-2000 James Kugel, Batya Gur, A.B. Yehoshua, Rabbi Harold Kushner