Brandeis University

Photo credit by: ©Michael B. Lloyd CPPDavid G. Dalin received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, his rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. Currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Bernard G. and Rhoda G. Sarnat Center at Brandeis University. He has taught Jewish Studies at the University of Hartford, George Washington University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Dr. Dalin has also been the Taube Research Fellow in American History at Stanford University and, during the 2002-2003 academic year, he was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

Dr. Dalin is the author, co-author or editor of eleven books, including Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience (co-authored with Jonathan D. Sarna; University of Notre Dame Press, 1997), which was selected by CHOICE magazine as one of the Outstanding Academic Books of 1998, The Presidents of the United States and the Jews (Jonathan David, 2000), Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam (Random House, 2008), which was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Seller for several weeks in 2008, and Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People: A Jewish-Christian Dialogue (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).

Dr. Dalin’s latest book, The Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan, Brandeis University Press, has been selected as a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, 2017. He has also lectured extensively on the history of Jews and Sports, and is the author of major articles about Baseball’s Greatest Jewish Superstars: Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax.

Lectures: 

  • Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan
  • The Extraordinary “RBG”: The Life and Legal Career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish Woman on the U.S. Supreme Court
  • The Presidents of the United States: From FDR to Donald Trump
  • Baseball’s Greatest Jewish Superstars: Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax