Marilyn and Louis Safer Shabbaton: Save the Date!
The Jacksonville Jewish Center is pleased to announce that the annual Marilyn and Louis Safer
Shabbaton will be held next year on February 22-24, 2018. The Scholar-in- Residence will be Stephen
Berk, who will speak throughout the weekend on a wide variety of subjects.
Dr. Berk is the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish studies at Union College in
Schenectady, New York. He is the former Chair of the Department of History, Director of the Program in
Russian and East European Studies and helps advise the Hillel organization at Union.
Professor Berk is considered an absolutely superb lecturer and teacher. His lectures are outstanding
and he is in high demand as a guest speaker. He is always informative, interesting and entertaining. He
is widely known for his expertise on the Holocaust, Russian, and the Middle East and many other Jewish
All speaking events are free of charge and open to the public. The menus and cost of optional meals
provided throughout the weekend will be available in January of 2018.