2019 Spring Banquet

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2019 Spring Banquet

Celebrating our History

The Spring Banquet marks the 25th anniversary of the Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies coming to UCLA. Founded in 1977, the Academy was admitted as a member of the University Religious Conference at UCLA in 1994. Instrumental in bringing the Academy to UCLA were the late Dr. George Grose, the Academy’s founding President, the late Dr. Chuck Doak, a Director of the University Religious Conference, Dr. Scott Bartchy, the founder and former Director of the Center for Religious Studies at UCLA, and Dr. Sana Khan, the current President of the Academy.

Abraham Connection Essay Competition Awards

The Annual Abrahamic Connection Essay Competition by the Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies is made possible with the support of the University Religious Conference at UCLA. The competition recognizes outstanding student research focusing on a comparative analysis of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The winners of the 2018/19 Annual Competition Awards, Kaela Cohan (1st Place), Molly Smith (2nd Place) and Elli Prinz (3rd Place) will be honored during the program.

Scott Bartchy Jazz Quartet

Jazz pianist and composer Scott Bartchy will lead his quartet in an entertaining program of their arrangements and improvisations on well-known music by George Gershwin, Richard Rogers, Johnny Mandel, George Shearing, and traditional Gospel songs. The quartet features world-class musicians on acoustic bass (Katie Thiroux) and Matt Witek (drums) and includes Scott’s long-time acoustic guitarist, Dick Snyder. Copies of their recent CD, “The Studio Album,” (in private release) will be available following the program.


March 31, 2019

1:00 – 4:00 PM

UCLA Faculty Club

480 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095


$ 125 Adults

$ 75 Students


Each donation of $ 1000 or above includes 8 tickets and acknowledgement in the Banquet Program

Table Sponsor: $ 1,000

Silver Sponsor: $ 2,500

Gold Sponsor: $ 5000


For payment by check, please mail to
Mr. Ivan Finkle
AFJCIS Treasurer
10340 Rochester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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