Preeminent Israeli Scholar to Conduct Important New Research on
American Zionism at The Marcus Center
Dr. Zohar Segev to present findings in public forum on January
CINCINNATI, OH-The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish
Archives at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in
Cincinnati announces that Dr. Zohar Segev, distinguished American
Jewish history professor at Haifa University in Israel, has been
selected as the 2004 Rabbi Harold D. Hahn Memorial Fellow. Dr. Segev-cited
as 1999's "Best Lecturer" and winner of numerous Haifa
University Excellence Scholarships-will arrive at The Marcus Center
on Sunday, January 18 to begin research on "American Zionism
and the Jewish Establishment After 1948: Changing Identity and the
Interrelationship with the State of Israel". The public is
invited to attend Dr. Segev's formal research presentation on Wednesday,
January 28 at 4 p.m. in the Barrows Reading Room of The Marcus Center-
one of the world's largest repositories of materials documenting
the history of North American Jewry. The Marcus Center is located
at 3101 Clifton Avenue, 45220.
"The American Jewish experience is of tremendous interest
to me both as a lecturer and a researcher because of the utmost
importance of American Jews and American Zionists
in shaping Jewish history in general and Israel's history in particular,"
said Dr. Segev. "My research focuses on political history.
I am trying to shed light on the political struggles and forces
that have shaped our world and our nation."
The Rabbi Harold D. Hahn Memorial Fellowship-established and endowed
by his widow, Nancy Hahn Klein and her husband, Jerry Klein-provides
post-doctoral candidates, Ph.D. candidates and senior or independent
scholars the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in subject
areas relating to the history of North American Jewry. "Harold
viewed the rabbinate as an opportunity for him to be part of American
Jewish life," said Nancy Hahn Klein. "He was most interested
in history of the Reform Movement, Israel and Zionism. Dr. Segev's
research will lead us to an even deeper understanding of the ongoing
impact of America's Jewish community on world Jewish history."
The Fellowship Program of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the
American Jewish Archives was established in 1977 by the institution's
founder, the late Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus. Since the inception of
the Fellowship Program, more than 300 scholars from 21 countries
have conducted in-depth research at the American Jewish Archives.
Today, The Marcus Center administers thirteen endowed fellowships,
all funded by generous friends and supporters of the American Jewish