Bennett Gold, a very popular lecturer in the Northern Virginia community, will discuss the history of Jews and the U.S. Supreme Court. First, he will discuss what religious freedom was like during colonial days and how it evolved after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1789. He will then provide a look at the eight Jewish justices who have served on the Supreme Court and will conclude his presentation with some major Supreme Court decisions that involve Jews and freedom of religion.
For the past fourteen years, Bennett Gold has served as a U.S. Supreme Court docent. He is a very popular lecturer for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and many cruise ships where he regularly teaches on famous trials and maritime subjects. Ben has a BA in political science from Stanford and an MS in computer science. After a distinguished 22 year career in the US Navy’s surface warfare office, he served in executive positions within the information technology industry.
At Congregation Beth Emeth, HAZAK is a congenial group for all interested adults of an uncertain age who want to continue to grow their Jewish and world understanding in a friendly and welcoming environment. HAZAK members do not need to be CBE members. More info: http://bethemeth.org/hazak.