22nd Annual Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner celebrates 350 Years of Jewish Life in America. Saturday October 16th, 2004

Friday, October 1, 2004

Honoring the 350th Anniversary of Jewish Life in America, the 22nd Annual Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner

The Cincinnati Associates of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion cordially invite you to attend the 22nd Annual Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner in honor of the 350th Anniversary of Jewish Life in America and the Cincinnati Board of Governors Robert M. Blatt, Stanley M. Chesley, Robin E. Harvey, H. Jerome Lerner, Alvin Lipson, Manuel D. Mayerson, Theodore L. Schwartz, Jerome S. Teller, Charles H. Tobias, Jr., Philip Barach, Herbert Bloch, Jr., Henry Hersch, and Dale H. Rabiner

Saturday, October 16, 2004
Reception 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program 7:30 p.m
Dancing 9:30 p.m.
Dress Festive/Cocktail
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Regency Ballroom

Benefiting Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's Klau Library, Cincinnati and The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives

Download the Invitation in PDF form. 570kb

Celebrating 350 Years of American Jewish History

Jewish immigration to America began 350 years ago and brought with it men and women who substantially transformed nearly every dimension of life and history in the United States. For America's Jewish community, 2004-2005 will be an occasion to celebrate and preserve our history, religion, traditions, and culture. As we kick off the 350th anniversary celebration of Jewish Life in America, we commemorate the American ideals of freedom, justice, equality, and pluralism that have allowed Jews to participate fully in the nation's economic, political, and cultural life. Together, we will recount the history of the Jewish community in America and celebrate the achievements of American Jews and the Jewish community over the past 350 years.

The Klau Library, Cincinnati

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's Klau Library, Cincinnati is one of the most extensive Jewish libraries in the world. With more than 440,000 printed items of Judaica and Hebraica, it is the second largest collection in the world-second only to the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem. The Klau Library is an internationally renowned repository for both rare and contemporary materials in the areas of history, philosophy, religion, the arts, music, literature, and language.

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) is committed to preserving a documentary heritage of the religious, organizational, economic, cultural, personal, social, and family life of American Jewry. The late Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus founded the AJA in 1947 in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. It was created at a time when the Jews of America faced the awesome responsibility of preserving the continuity of Jewish life and learning. Today, the AJA is probably the largest catalogued collection of documentary evidence on the history of United States Jewry in the world.

Cincinnati Board of Governors
Robert M. Blatt, 1990-present
Stanley M. Chesley, 1994-present
Robin E. Harvey, 2002-present
H. Jerome Lerner, 1994-present
Alvin Lipson, 2000-present
Manuel D. Mayerson, 1990-present
Theodore L. Schwartz, 1994-present
Jerome S. Teller, 1997-present
Charles H. Tobias, Jr., 1979-present

Past Members
Herbert Bloch, Jr., 1970-1972
Philip Barach, 1973-1975
Henry Hersch, 1970-1981
Dale H. Rabiner, 1977-2002 


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu