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College of Arts and Letters

Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding

Helen and Daniel Sonenshine Lecture Series in Jewish Studies

Through the generosity of Helen and Daniel Sonenshine a renowned scholar is invited to ODU each spring. Established in 2007, the lectures foster discussion and debate of issues relevant to Jewish intellectual life.

Past Sonenshine Lectures 

14 April 2013

Savyon Liebrecht

"On Writing"

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2 November 2011

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph. D.

“Storming the Gates of the Temple: Young Dr. Freud and the Vienna General Hospital” 



4 March 2010

Beth Wenger

"In Search of American Jewish Heritage" 



18 May 2009

Stephen Whitfield

"Making America Harmonious: Jewish Composers and Popular Song" 



26 March 2008

Tony Kushner

“Jewish History and the Forgotten Transmigrant”