Backman Memorial Lecture on January 24th will delve into the first political assassination in modern Jewish history, the murder of Reform rabbi Abraham Kohn in 19th century Lemberg

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Director of the Columbia University Program in Human Rights to lecture on his new book probing the story of the first political assassination in modern Jewish history, the murder of Reform rabbi Abraham Kohn in 19th century Lemberg. 

The 2007 Dr. Jules Backman Memorial Lecture 

"Murder in Lemberg: The Assassination of Reform Rabbi Abraham Kohn"
The first political assassination in modern Jewish history: a tale of religion, politics, and money in 1848 Lemberg 

Dr. Michael Stanislawski
Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History, Director of the Program in Human Rights at Columbia University 

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 pm
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

One West 4th Street (Broadway & Mercer) 

FREE - No reservation necessary
Photo ID required for entrance
Information: 212.824.2272; kollel@huc.edu 

Contact: Leah Kaplan 212-824-2293; lkaplan@huc.edu 

Click here to view poster (PDF)


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