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Coffee, Cake & Conversation

  • Congregation B'nai Israel 3700 North Rodney Parham Road Little Rock, AR, 72212 United States (map)

Coffee, Cake & Conversation

Tuesday, March 8th

11:30 am in the Temple Library

"The Legacy of Judge Jacob Trieber, the first Jewish Federal Judge in the United States"

Judge Audrey Evans, who served as a federal bankruptcy judge in Arkansas for over a decade, takes great pride in the legacy of Judge Jacob Trieber and looks forward to sharing his life story.   An immigrant with no formal education, Judge Trieber went on to become the first Jewish person to serve as a federal judge as well as a brilliant jurist with a vision that was way ahead of his time.   The opinions he wrote while on the bench remain a crucial part of our understanding of the Constitution today. On May 20, 2016, the Federal Building and Court House in Helena is to be named in honor of Judge Trieber's memory, in accordance with a bill recently passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Obama.

Join Judge Evans to discuss Judge Trieber's continued importance to all people.

Bring your own lunch and we will provide dessert and coffee. Enjoy an informal schmooze with other members of the Jewish community. Everyone is welcome.  No reservation needed. This program is co-sponsored by Congregation B'nai Israel and Jewish Federation of Arkansas.