May 11 2010

Steven L. Pease: Jewish Achievement at Commonwealth Club of California on May 13, 2010

Though the Jewish people only represent 2 percent of the world’s population, they comprise 36 percent of the world’s Nobel Prize recipients in economics, 51 percent of Pulitzer Prizes for non-fiction, 21 percent of Ivy League university enrollment and 37 percent of Academy Award-winning directors. Steven L. Pease, raised a Presbyterian, asks why Jews are disproportionately high achievers and attempts to answer these questions through hundreds of fascinating case studies, ultimately making the case for the important role Jewish culture has played in this high-achieving result. As seen on the San Francisco Chronicle Event Calendar, Pease will discuss what drew him to investigate this topic, as well as the signifïcance of the Jewish emphasis on literacy and education in creating this legacy of achievement.

Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 networking reception, 6:00 program, 7 p.m. book signing

Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with a valid ID)