]SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center (COS - SJCC) will host two unique events, October 25 and 27, the first featuring a renown Lincoln Scholar and the latter featuring one of its own members who writes sacred Hebrew texts.
Dr. Jonathan Sarna, the Joseph H. and Bell R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, will lecture about ‘Lincoln and the Jews” at COS - SJCC.
His lecture is based on his most recent book of the same title which has received wide acclaim for its scholarship and fascinating insights. The topic is timely, since this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. A recent exhibit by the New York Historical Society featured Sarna who spoke on this topic.
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Sarna has written, edited, or co-edited more than 30 books, including "When General Grant Expelled the Jews." He is also known for the acclaimed "American Judaism: A History." He is winner of the Jewish Book Council’s Jewish Book of the Year Award in 2004.
The lecture is open to the community. Admission is $18 per person, with RSVPs requested by October 18 by sending a check, payable to COS-SJCC, to the synagogue at 67 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit, NJ 07901.