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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