The Manfred H. Vogel Lecture in Judaic Studies

The Manfred H. Vogel Memorial Lecture in Judaic Studies was endowed by the Vogel Family to honor Professor Manfred Vogel, who taught in the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern from 1962 until his retirement in 2004.

  • Paul Mendes-Flohr, University of Chicago, "Between Jesus and Paul: from Apologetics to Jewish Theological Affirmations in 20th Century Germany," October 29, 2018
  • Stefano Perfetti, University of Pisa, "Songs of Praise in a Broken World: Leonard Cohen from 'Story of Isaac' (1969) to 'You Want it Darker' (2016)," April 24, 2018
  • Tony Michels, George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "The Jewish Encounter with American Freedom: A New Variation on an Old Theme," April 26, 2017
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, philosopher, author and visiting professor at NYU, Philosophy and English Departments, "The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity," June 7, 2016.
  • Lila Corwin Berman, Temple University, Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University, "Is It Good to Give? The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex," April 23, 2015
  • Yehuda Mirsky, Brandeis University, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, "Same People, Different Worlds: Israel, America, and their Jews in the 21st Century," April 24, 2014
  • Barbara Mann Simon, H. Fabian Chair in Hebrew Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary, "Makom: The Place of Space in Jewish Cultures," April 25, 2013
  • Leora Batnitzky, Professor of Religion, Princeton University, "Private Faith, Public Religion: Tensions in Modern Jewish Thought," April 19, 2012
  • Robert Chazan, S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University, "Christian Missionizing and Jewish Responses over the Ages," May 2, 2011