Dr. Gary P. Zola is Chaifetz Scholar-in-Residence at Fairfield University - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Dr. Gary P. Zola is Chaifetz Scholar-in-Residence at Fairfield University

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
On Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m., he will present a lecture entitled "He Was One of Us: American Jewry and the Idealization of Abraham Lincoln"  as part of the 2009 Judaic Studies Scholar-in-Residence program presented by Fairfield's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies. The two-day Judaic Studies Scholar-in-Residence program will also include Dr. Zola meeting with students, faculty, rabbis and lay leaders.

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