Read about Albert Einstein: More than a Physicist

You have heard of Albert Einstein, and you likely know that he created the theory of relativity. Did you know that in addition to his accomplishments as a physicist:

  • • Einstein was a devout practicing Jew for one entire year of his life, even though he grew up in a non-observant home.
  • • Einstein played the violin, loved Mozart, and could not imagine life without music.
  • • When Einstein graduated from University, he had a hard time securing a science professorship.
  • • Einstein considered himself a Zionist and was offered the Presidency of Israel by David Ben-Gurion and Abba Eban?

Are you intrigued? Intrigued enough to learn more about this prodigious scientist with a humanist streak and a pronounced sense of social justice?

If so, join the PAS community in reading Einstein: His Space and Times, by Steven Gimbel. Join or convene a book discussion group, and come to hear Dr. Gimbel speak at PAS on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm.

Einstein: His Space and Times by Steven Gimbel is the first selection in our exciting new initiative Reading Jewish Lives: Exploring the Jewish Experience Together. Jewish Lives is a partnership of Yale University Press and the Leon D. Black Foundation.

Learn more about Reading Jewish Lives.