Bronfman Center Welcomes Voting Rights Activist Rabbi Saul Berman ’63

Rabbi Saul Berman | Credit: Wikipedia

Written by Gabriel N. Slamovits

This weekend, The Bronfman Center: Hillel at NYU will be hosting an extraordinary NYU Law alum (1963), Saul J. Berman. He is an activist, widely published scholar, and Orthodox Rabbinic leader, and is currently a professor at Columbia Law School and Yeshiva University’s Stern College. He was active in voter registration drives in Selma in 1965, where he was twice arrested.

On Friday evening, Prof. Berman will be speaking during NYU’s Orthodox Jewish Shabbat services on the topic of “Prison in Selma 1965: Implications for Today.” The talk itself will be approximately 25 minutes and the total service time will last a little over an hour.

Services will begin at 4:55 PM and the talk will be at approximately 5:30 on the 5th floor of NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GCASL), 238 Thompson St, 5th floor – between Washington Square S and W 3rd St.