The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will host Dr. Barbara Rosoff as she presents a lecture "Albert Einstein: His Life and Connection to Judaism and Israel" on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (snow date is Wednesday, March 5th) at 1PM. Dr. Rosoff is currently on the faculty at the McCauley Institute for Lifelong Learning at Georgian Court University, Lakewood and is a curriculum writer and teacher at the Rabbi Jack M. Rosoff Hebrew High School, Congregation B'nai Israel, Rumson. She has published in secular and Judaic journals, lectured on subjects ranging from education and psychology to secular and Judaic feminism. Rosoff is currently focusing on "Albert Einstein: His Life and Universe". She received her doctorate at Rutgers University. Cost is $5.00 for Museum Members, $7.00 for Non-Members.
Einstein's name is synonymous with the word "genius." He is well known for having received a Nobel Prize in physics, being a scientist, physicist, a humanitarian, a patent examiner, and a world statesman. He became a world celebrity overnight when his theory of relativity changed our conception of the universe. But how many people know of his strong connection with Zionism and the State of Israel or the fact that when Chaim Weitzman, the first president of Israel died, Einstein was offered the chance to become president by Israel's ambassador to Washington Abba Eban with the caveat that he leave Princeton and move to Israel? And how many people know of his negative relationship with his German homeland, about renouncing his German citizenship two times and breaking off his friendships with colleagues who supported anti-Semitism and not allowing his books to be sold in Germany or his name to be placed on the rolls of any German scientific society?
For more information or to purchase tickets call 732-252-6990 or visit www.jhmomc.org to purchase tickets online. The Jewish Heritage Museum is located at 310 Mounts Corner Drive in Freehold. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and handicapped accessible.