Professor, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair of Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility, Department of Jewish Studies, San Francisco State University
“The State of American Zionism in 2019”
Dr. Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University.
He has served as research fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion as well as the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, where he coordinated the program in Jewish Studies.
He is author of Quest for Inclusion: Jews and Liberalism in Modern America published by Princeton University Press, California Jews, co-edited with Ava Kahn, and American Jewish History: A Primary Source Reader, both published by Brandeis University Press. He is currently at work on Is It Good for The Jews? Power, Politics, and the 1960’s, and cannot stop thinking about a writing book about Jimmy Carter.
He is a past president of both the Jewish Community High School of the Bay and Brandeis Hillel Day School. Marc serves as academic vice president of Lehrhaus Judaica as well as a trustee of URJ Camp Newman and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. Marc sits on the California advisory committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, was named 2008 Volunteer of the Year by the SF Jewish Community Federation and was awarded the San Francisco JCRC’s 2015 Courageous Leader award for his work against the BDS movement.
Our Taus Lecture Series is perhaps one of a kind in Southern California. The brainchild of Esther Taus, Ph.D., z’l, the Series brings noted scholars and academics to Temple Beth El for an afternoon or evening of thought-provoking learning and dialogue.
Each session offers a thorough exploration of a subject of Jewish interest presented by a distinguished Rabbi, educator, speaker, or faculty member from a Southern California college or university.