Jewish Studies Gala Evening

The Stroum Center’s 40th Anniversary

On May 13th, 2014, faculty, students, staff, and community supporters joined together to celebrate 40 years of Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. Inspired by the evening’s theme of “Thinking Forward,” Gala attendees raised $200,000 for the Jewish Studies Forward Fund to build new initiatives in student engagement, digital media, and public scholarship. The event was hosted at the Harley and Lela Franco Maritime Center in West Seattle. Highlights included Prof. Deborah Lipstadt’s spirited keynote address, a raki-tasting station, interactive displays of Stroum Lecture books and Seattle Sephardic Treasures, and music by Sasson.

Gala Pictures

For a full slate of photos from our 40th Gala, visit our Flickr page.


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Dr. Hannah Pressman writes about modern Jewish culture, religion, and identity. A lifelong lover of languages and literatures, she earned her Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature from New York University. She is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2012). Her writing has appeared in Tablet, the Forward, Lilith, eSefarad, and My Jewish Learning. Dr. Pressman is the former Communications Director and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She is currently at work on a memoir about her Sephardic family history, connected to explorations of contemporary American Jewish identity.

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