Brandeis President to Deliver Spindel Lecture

Story posted October 15, 1997


BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Jehuda Reinharz, Brandeis University president
and Richard Koret professor of modern Jewish history, will present
the 1997 Harry Spindel Memorial Lecture at Bowdoin College on
Sunday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m.

The lecture is open to the public free of charge and will be held
in Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center.

Reinharz' lecture is titled "100 Years of Zionism: Statesmanship
Without a State"

A scholar of Zionism and German Jewry, Reinharz was the first
recipient of the President of Israel Prize in 1990. He has been
a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a National Endowment for the Humanities
Senior Fellow (twice). Among his awards are the National Jewish
Book Award, the Shazat Prize in History and honorary doctorates
from Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Theological Seminary
of America. Reinharz holds degrees from Brandeis, Columbia and
Harvard universities and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is
the author, co-author or editor of 20 books and 90 articles.

Rosalyne Spindel Bernstein and Sumner Bernstein established the
Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship in Judaic studies and contemporary
Jewish affairs in 1977 in memory of Mrs. Bernstein's father, Harry
Spindel, as a lasting testimony to his lifelong devotion to Jewish
learning.

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