Series of Distinguished Speakers Marks School's 75th Anniversary
Maimonides School is commemorating the 75th anniversary of its founding with a monthly series of six distinguished speakers.
The program will begin on Motza’ei Shabbat, Nov. 17, featuring Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat. The former special representative of President Clinton for Holocaust issues, Ambassador Eizenstat is the special negotiator for the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. His remarks will be entitled “Challenges to the Jewish People: Look Back at the Holocaust and Forward into the 21st Century.” The ambassador’s new book, The Future of the Jews, will be available for purchase. The lecture will mark the school’s annual observance memorializing the Kristallnacht pogrom.
Dr. Jeffrey Gurock of Yeshiva University, the leading historian in the field of Orthodox Judaism in the United States, is scheduled to speak on Motza’ei Shabbat, Dec. 1. His topic will be “American Orthodoxy's Era of Non-Observance, 1900-1960." The lecturer on Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2013, will be Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter, former dean of the Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Institute at Maimonides.
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Director of Yeshiva University's Center for Torah and Western Thought and a great-nephew of the Rav, will teach on Sunday evening, Feb. 10. On Thursday evening, March 7, the school will host one of its former teachers, Rabbi Seth Farber, author of An American Orthodox Dreamer: Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik and Boston’s Maimonides School.
Concluding the anniversary series on Tuesday evening, April 23, will be the noted educator and scholar Dr. Erica Brown.