We are happy to share with you the exciting plans for this year’s Glatzer Memorial Weekend at Temple Emunah March 15 and 16 with scholar Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld. This year marks the 41st year since the inception of the Glatzer Fund at Temple Emunah. We hope you will join this year’s Friends of Glatzer to honor the memories of Anne and Nahum Glatzer, distinguished and active members of Temple Emunah. Click HERE for our Registration Form
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld became President of Hebrew College in July 2018, after being appointed President-Elect in fall 2017 and serving as Acting President from January-June 2018. Rabbi Anisfeld first came to Hebrew College in 2003 as an adjunct faculty member of the Rabbinical School and then served as Dean of Students from 2005-2006. She went on to serve as Dean of the Rabbinical School for eleven years, from 2006-2017. Rabbi Anisfeld graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1990, and subsequently spent 15 years working in pluralistic settings as a Hillel rabbi at Tufts, Yale and Harvard universities. She has been a regular summer faculty member for the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel since 1993 and is co-editor of two volumes of women's writings on Passover, "The Women's Seder Sourcebook: Rituals and Readings for Use at the Passover Seder" (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2002) and "The Women's Passover Companion: Women's Reflections on the Festival of Freedom" (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2002). From 2011 to 2013, she was named to Newsweek's list of Top 50 Influential Rabbis in America. In 2015, Rabbi Anisfeld was named one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by The Jerusalem Post. She writes and teaches widely, weaving together Torah, rabbinic commentary, and contemporary poetry and literature in her wise and compassionate approach to the complexities of the human experience and the search for healing and hope in a beautiful but fractured world.
Professor Nahum Glatzer and Anne Glatzer were long-standing members of Temple Emunah. Anne Glatzer was trained as a teacher and worked with students in Germany and then in the US, where she taught at the prestigious Shady Hill School for approximately 20 years. Until his death, Professor Glatzer was a religious leader at Temple Emunah, leading services and chanting Torah and Haftarah. In the academic world, Professor Glatzer was an internationally renowned scholar and teacher of Judaica. He was a disciple of Franz Rosenzweig and succeeded Martin Buber as the University of Frankfort Chair of Jewish Philosophy and Ethics. Professor Glatzer was a highly respected member of the faculties of Brandeis University and Boston University.
Save the dates, March 15 and 16, 2019, for this year’s Glatzer Weekend. You can support this year’s Glatzer Weekend with your donation either made electronically by going to the link embedded in the Friends of Glatzer donation form, or sending in the enclosed Friends of Glatzer form with your check to the Temple Emunah office.
Thank you for your continued support.
Terri Swartz Russell and Lois Bruss
We gratefully acknowledge our dedicated friends of Glatzer. Please click HERE to see a list of Benefactors, Patrons, and Sponsors.