Alumnus Fred Isaac Returns To Give Presentation on Women in Reform Judaism

March 27, 2013 – Author Fred Isaac will give the annual Samuel Schick Lecture at Allegheny College at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in Quigley Auditorium. The public is invited to Isaac’s lecture, on the topic of women in Reform Judaism, and a reception for the speaker.

His lecture, based on research about the history of Reform Judaism in America, describes the many women – including the wives of rabbis and laypeople – who helped create the American Jewish experience and provides a history for the women rabbis who now serve with distinction.

A 1970 graduate of Allegheny, Isaac is the author of “Jews of Oakland and Berkeley.” In addition to a B.A. in history from Allegheny, he holds a library science degree and a master’s in history. He worked in academic libraries for more than 20 years and has been a Judaica library consultant since the mid-1990s.

For directions to Quigley Hall, contact the Spiritual and Religious Life Office at 814-332-2800.

The Samuel Schick Lecture Series is made possible through a gift from the Barry and Florence Friedberg Family Philanthropic Fund.