Sherman, Sherer Establish Center for Jewish Studies Endowment Funds
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ALBANY, N.Y. (October 24, 2005) -- Two new endowments have been established in support of the UAlbany Center for Jewish Studies at the University at Albany—The Susan Roth Sherman and Malcolm J. Sherman Philanthropic Fund and The Eunice Sherer Judaic Studies Scholarship.
"The funds will support the general activities as well as provide scholarship for outstanding students," said Mark A. Raider, director of the Center, at a public reception following the fall 2005 meeting of the Jewish Studies Advisory Board.
The Susan Roth Sherman and Malcolm J. Sherman Philanthropic Fund was established by Malcolm J. Sherman in memory of his late wife Susan Roth Sherman. Susan R. Sherman was a highly recognized professor of Gerontology in the School of Social Welfare at UAlbany and also a founding member of the Jewish Studies Advisory Board. The fund, valued at over $50,000, was established at the United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York with the primary purpose of advancing the Center for Jewish Studies at the University.
The Eunice Sherer Judaic Studies Scholarship was established by Dr. Abraham Sherer, shortly before his own passing in memory of his late wife Eunice. Dr. Sherer was a founding member of the University's Jewish Studies Advisory Board, and was affectionately known to the students as "Uncle Abe." The $25,000 fund will provide scholarships for students who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
In addition to friends and loved ones
who delivered remarks on behalf of their
respective families, Rod Margolis, executive
director of the United Jewish Federation
of Northeastern New York, also spoke
about the harmonious partnership between
the Federation and the Center for Jewish
Studies, of which the fund is emblematic.