Study session in memory of Simha Lainer at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, Oct. 4 at 12:15 p.m. - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Study session in memory of Simha Lainer at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, Oct. 4 at 12:15 p.m.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Simha Lainer, who generously established an endowment last year to create the Simha and Sara Lainer Beit Midrash on our campus, recently passed away. 

Please join us and the Lainer family for a study session in his memory on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 12:15 p.m. in the Simha and Sara Lainer Beit Midrash. Dessert and refreshments will be provided. 

Speakers: Dr. William Cutter, a representative of the Lainer family, and Dr. Dvora Weisberg 

Simha and Sara Lainer were generous supporters of Jewish education throughout the Los Angeles area, with a particular fondness for creating Batei Midrash in institutions of every denomination. Their sons, Mark, Nahum and Luis, and their families have continued this tradition of commitment to Jewish community. We are honored to pay tribute to a wonderful man, who in his 102 years left a lasting and proud legacy. 

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