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

Studying the Jewish Future

by Calvin Goldscheider

Autobiographical Jews: Essays in Jewish Self-Fashioning

by Michael Stanislawski

The Jewish Life Cycle: Rites of Passage from Biblical to Modern Times

by Ivan G. Marcus

Make Yourself a Teacher: Rabbinic Tales of Mentors and Disciples

by Susan Handelman

Writing in Tongues: Translating Yiddish in the Twentieth Century

by Anita Norich

Agnon's Moonstruck Lovers: The Song of Songs in Israeli Culture

by Ilana Pardes

A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era: The Book of the Covenant of Pinhas Hurwitz and Its Remarkable Legacy

by David B. Ruderman

The Jewish Bible: A Material History

by David Stern

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans)

edited by Naomi B. Sokoloff and Nancy E. Berg

Books without links are listed as out of print with the University of Washington Press.