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The Samuel and Althea Stroum
Lectures in Jewish Studies

Samuel Stroum, businessman, community leader, and philanthropist, by a major gift to the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, established the Samuel and Althea Stroum Philanthropic Fund.
In recognition of Mr. and Mrs. Stroum's deep interest in Jewish history and culture, the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, in cooperation with the Jewish Studies Program of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, established an annual lectureship at the University of Washington known as the Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectureship in Jewish Studies. This lectureship makes it possible to bring to the area outstanding scholars and interpreters of Jewish thought, thus promoting a deeper understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture. Such understanding can lead to an enhanced appreciation of the Jewish contributions to the historical and cultural traditions that have shaped the American nation.
The terms of the gift also provide for the publication from time to time of the lectures or other appropriate materials resulting from or related to the lectures.

The Yiddish Art Song, Performed by Leon Lishner, basso, and Lazar Weiner, piano

The Holocaust in Historical Perspective, by Yehuda Bauer

Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory, by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

Jewish Mysticism and Jewish Ethics, by Joseph Dan

The Invention of Hebrew Prose: Modern Fiction and the Language of Realism, by Robert Alter

Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Biblical Research, by William G. Dever

Jewish Identity in the Modern World, by Michael A. Meyer

I. L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture, by Ruth R. Wisse

The Kiss of God: Spiritual and Mystical Death in Judaism, by Michael Fishbane

Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History: The Roles and Representation of Women, by Paula E. Hyman

Portrait of American Jews: The Last Half of the Twentieth Century, by Samuel C. Heilman

Judaism and Hellenism in Antiquity: Conflict or Confluence?, by Lee I. Levine

Imagining Russian Jewry: Memory, History, Identity, by Steven J. Zipperstein

Popular Culture and the Shaping of Holocaust Memory in America, by Alan Mintz


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