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 Songperformed by Leon Lishner, basso, and Lazar Weiner, piano
The Holocaust in Historical Perspectiveby Yehuda Bauer by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
Jewish Mysticism and Jewish Ethicsby Joseph Dan
The Invention of Hebrew Prose: Modern Fiction and the Language of Realismby Robert Alter by William G. Dever
Jewish Identity in the Modern Worldby Michael A. Meyer by Ruth R. Wisse by Michael Fishbane by Paula E. Hyman by Samuel C. Heilman by Lee I. Levine by Steven J. Zipperstein by Alan Mintz by Calvin Goldscheider by Michael Stanislawski by Ivan G. Marcus
by Susan Handelman
by Anita Norich
by Ilana Pardes
A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era: The Book of the Covenant of Pinhas Hurwitz and Its Remarkable Legacyby David B. Ruderman
Books without links are listed as out of print with the University of Washington Press.