The Bilgray Lectureship is a joint project, co-sponsored by Temple Emanu-El and the University of Arizona. In cooperation with the University's Program of Judaic Studies, it brings to Tucson distinguished authorities in the realm of Judaic Studies.
The Bilgray Lectureship was created in 1985 by members of Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, Arizona to honor Albert T. Bilgray, Rabbi Emeritus and Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. In the course of more than a quarter century, Professor Bilgray created and helped develop three programs at the University: Hebrew Language and Literature, Religious Studies, and Judaic Studies. The Lectureship seeks to perpetuate the rabbinic and scholarly emphases of Rabbi Bilgray's career through a popular presentation on Jewish life and literature, as well as through an academic, scholarly approach.