Tag Archives: Jewish America History

The Ner Tamid Lectures #9 – The Jewish Psychologists

Beginning with Sigmund and Anna Freud and continuing through Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, Bruno Bettleheim, Noam Chomsky and many others, the field of psychology has in many ways been shaped by Jewish minds. Join us for a fun and fact-filled discussion on the Jewish roots of this branch of science and for a discussion on how psychology aligns with and grew out of Jewish culture at the time and the impact of Nazism on the formation of psychology.

(Requires PowerPoint or Google Slides) 9_The Jewish Psychologists

(Requires Acrobat or another PDF reader) 9_The Jewish Psychologists (With Notes)

 

The Ner Tamid Lectures #2 – The Cry For Social Justice

The second in my series of lectures on the Jewish American Experience this is an examination of the Jewish commitment and contributions to Social Justice in America. Highlights include the role of Jews before and during the Civil War; Brandeis on the Supreme Court; Gompers and AFL; Rabbi Heschel and MLK; Betty Freidan and Womens’ March.

(Requires PowerPoint or Google Slides) 2_Social Justice

(Requires Acrobat or another PDF reader) 2_Social Justice

The Ner Tamid Lectures #1 – Coming to America

The first of my lecture series presented since coming to Las Vegas presented at and with the support of Congregation Ner Tamid. Special thanks to Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Rachel Raskin and to Roberta Unger for their support.

Coming to America is an overview of the Jewish journey from a hostile Europe to the new American lands and deals broadly with the various eras of Jewish-American life, topics that will later be explored in more depth. Two versions are below, the first is a PowerPoint version and the second a PDF of the same file:

(Requires PowerPoint or Google Slides)  1_Coming to America

(Requires Acrobat or another PDF reader) 1_Coming to America