Rabbi Marcus Breger Memorial Lectureship

Apart from his long and most successful rabbinate at Congregation Anshei Israel, Rabbi Breger was instrumental in founding many Jewish educational and communal organizations in Tucson and the Southwest.

Among those many institutions was the Judaic Studies Program at The University of Arizona.

This annual lecture honors the memory of Rabbi Marcus Breger, one of Tucson’s leading citizens who was Congregation Anshei Israel’s first rabbi, serving from 1939-1970. The Rabbi Marcus Breger Memorial Lectureship was created in 2011. All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on the campus of The University of Arizona.

About Rabbi Breger

Past Speakers

2013-2014
Steven Weitzman, The Daniel E. Koshland Professor of Jewish Culture and Religion at Stanford University
King Solomon's Mines Revisited: A Misadventure Story

2012-2013
Prof. Carol Meyers, Mary Grace Wilson Professorship in Religion, Duke University
Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present

2011-2012
Prof. Lawrence Schiffman, Vice-Provost of Undergraduate Education at Yeshiva University
Scholars, Scrolls and Scandals: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism and Christianity

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