One Shabbat Service with guest speaker Stephen Smith (MMS)
2 Lake Street, San Francisco, California
We are very honored to have Dr. Stephen D. Smith speak at this evening's One Shabbat service.
Dr. Stephen D. Smith is the Andrew J. and Erna Finci Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of the USC Shoah
Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. He holds the UNESCO Chair on Genocide
Education. He is also Adjunct Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California. Dr. Smith is committed
to making the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust and of other crimes against humanity a
compelling voice for education and action. His leadership at the Institute is focused on finding strategies to
optimize the effectiveness of the testimonies for education, research, and advocacy purposes.
A theologian by training, Dr. Smith has a particular interest in the impact of the Holocaust on religious and
philosophical thought and practice.