BHU celebrates 80th


April 23, 2000|By Sloane Brown

A quiet crowd of 550 people packed the Gordon Center for Performing Arts to listen to guest speaker Elie Wiesel, who was there in honor of Baltimore Hebrew University's 80th anniversary.

"Jewish education emphasizes the importance of study," said university president Dr. Robert Freedman. "What better way to celebrate our 80th than to have a supreme educator like Wiesel?"

Many of the celebrators obviously agreed, as they thronged around the Nobel Peace Prize-winning author at a post-speech reception.

Among those at the illustrious birthday party: Beverly Penn and Linda Yaffe, event co-chairs; Rabbi Mark Loeb, BHU board chair; Ivan Stern, BHU board vice chair; Joan Klein and Hersch Langenthal, board members; Irving Cohn, past BHU chair; Dr. Barry Gittlen, BHU graduate school dean; Bernard Manekin, Manekin Corp. retired board chair; Dr. Liebe Diamond, retired orthopedic surgeon; Michael Finifter, attorney with Scaldara & Potler; Dr. Martin Kanner, Pikesville physiatrist; Sveta Tslav, financial analyst for AON Consulting; Dr. J. Elizabeth Garroway, president of Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association; and Marsha Tishler, director of Holocaust Programs for the Baltimore Jewish Council.

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