Yivo Names New Center for Advanced Jewish Studies After Max Weinreich
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Yivo Names New Center for Advanced Jewish Studies After Max Weinreich

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The Yivo Institute for Jewish Research has named its new Center for Advanced Jewish Studies after the late Max Weinreich, founder of Yivo and leader of its research activities for many years. The Center’s courses and seminars will be known as the Julius Borenstein graduate program in honor of the Yivo Institute’s president, Dr. Judah J. Shapiro writer and lecturer, told the organization’s annual banquet here.

The new Yivo Center was established to provide young Jews with knowledge about Jewish history, culture and especially the heritage of Eastern European Jewry. Graduate courses and research seminars are open to students of all recognized universities and to faculty members. Forty-nine students and faculty members have enrolled in the Center’s program which is barely a month old.

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