The Brandeis Legacy


September 18, 2016 from 7:30 to 9:00pm


  • Dr. Melvin Urofsky


B'nai Israel Congregation - Rockville

Program Series: 

  • Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

It is now 100 years since Louis D. Brandeis was confirmed as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and three-fourths of a century since his death. Yet his ideas and achievements continue to influence our lives today.  His activities as a lawyer, a reformer, and a Zionist are as relevant today as they were in his lifetime, and his jurisprudence—especially in the areas of free speech and privacy—is still cited in contemporary court decisions. In his talk, Dr. Urofsky will look briefly at Brandeis' career in law, reform, and Zionism, and will devote the bulk of his lecture to the continuing importance of Justice Brandeis’s constitutional ideas.

The annual Abraham S. Kay lecture is made possible by the generosity of Jackz"l and  Barbara Kay. 

This program will be be held at and co-sponsored by:

B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852