Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna is a world-renown historian and leading commentator on American Jewish history, religion and life. He will be speaking about his most recent book which he co-authored with Benjamin Shapell: Lincoln and the Jews: A History. This work illustrates how President Abraham Lincoln—perhaps best known for his efforts in abolishing slavery—intended to secure equality and freedom for all Americans, including another growing minority group in Civil War-era America: the Jews. Dr. Sarna will be available for book signing and his book will be available for purchase.Dedicated by Dr. Barbara Annan in loving memory of David H. Annan

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National Jewish Retreat

Established in 2006, JLI's annual National Jewish Retreat has been dubbed "the Jewish event of the year," offering five days of luxury and learning and an unprecedented over 150 sessions with forty of the world's leading Jewish personalities. Participants get to mingle with renowned speakers, scholars, and authors as they enjoy first-class gourmet cuisine and 5-star accommodations in an immersive Jewish experience.

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