We invite you to participate in the Dr. Moshe Lazar Book Fund, to expand the collection of Sephardic and other Jewish cultural publications in the Frances-Henry Library.
Dr. Moshe Lazar is one of the leading scholars on Ladino and Sephardic studies and a professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Dr. Lazar came to USC in 1977 on a visiting appointment from Tel Aviv University, where he founded the School of Visual and Performing Arts. At USC, he founded the first Comparative Literature program, which has since become a department. Dr. Lazar has produced scholarly work on medieval literature in Old French, Spanish, and Provencal, as well as writings on and for contemporary theatre. Since 1960, he has written and edited more than 40 books, including The Sephardic Classical Heritage Library.
About the Collection
Dr. Lazar’s unique collection includes publications in Ladino, Hebrew, Spanish, Old French and Provencal, and his editions of The Sephardic Classical Heritage, which include important works such as the first Ladino Women’s Prayer Book, the Ladino Pentateuch from 1547, the 15th Century Ladino Bible of Ferrara, and writings of Maimonides and Yehuda Halevy. Also included in the collection are many presentation copies of first edition literary, artistic and scholarly works by some of Israel’s leading cultural icons.
Friends of The Frances-Henry Library supports the Library Director in realizing the Library’s mission through fund raising and programs.
The Friends group helps in promoting the Library’s visibility and accessibility in the local and academic communities, creates and promotes opportunities to support the Library’s needs, and fosters a closer relationship with constituents of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
What are the privileges of a Friend?
You become a partner in our endeavor to maintain the Library’s
excellence as one of the best Jewish libraries in the country.
How do I find out more?
Please fill out & send the form below, and one of our members will contact you.