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Abner & Roslyn Goldstine Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Erwin Chemerinsky

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

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Please note that registration for the 2018 Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Scholar-In Residence Lecture Series with Erwin Chemerinsky is now CLOSED
Registration WILL NOT be available at the door for Friday night Shabbat dinner or Saturday afternoon lunch. For any questions about the program or to register for the Sunday breakfast or Friday night lecture (not dinner), please contact Rachel Polansky at or 310-481-3228. A limited number of attendees will be admitted at the door for both events noted above.

Join us for the 2018 Abner & Roslyn Goldstine Scholar-In-Residence Lecture Series with Erwin Chemerinsky, lawyer, scholar, and Dean of Berkeley Law.

Community Shabbat Dinner with Erwin Chemerinsky
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00pm
Advanced registration required by Monday, October 15, 2018. Tickets will not be available at the door.
$60 for Sinai Temple members; $70 for non-members

Free Speech on Campus
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8:30pm
Free to attend.

Religious Freedom and the Supreme Court
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00pm
Directly following Shabbat services; Lunch provided
Advanced registration required by Monday, October 15, 2018. Tickets will not be available at the door.
$35 for Sinai Temple members, $45 for non-members.

We The People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the 21st Century
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 9:30am
Erwin Chemerinsky, in conversation with Rabbi David Wolpe
Light breakfast provided
Book sales and signing available for Dean Chemerinsky’s Free Speech on Campus
Register by Monday, October 15, 2018: $28 for Sinai Temple members; $35 for non-members
At the Door: $33 for Sinai Temple members; $40 for non-members

For more information about the weekend’s programs, please contact Rachel Polansky at (310) 481-3228 or

Erwin Chemerinsky is the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law. Prior to assuming the position, he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law (2018-2017), as well as the Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at UCI School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. Before that he was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University (2004-2008), and a professor at USC Law School (1983-2004), with time as the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. He has also taught at DePaul College of Law and UCLA Law School. Dean Chemerinsky teaches Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law, Federal Courts, Criminal Procedure, and Appellate Litigation. He is the author of more than 200 law review articles and ten books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court and Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable and Free Speech on Campus (with Howard Gillman). Dean Chemerinsky writes a weekly column for The Sacramento Bee, monthly columns for ABA Journal and Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2016, Dean Chemerinsky was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2017, National Jurist magazine named him the most influential person in legal education in the United States.