Celebrating Jewish Book Month 5771 with an Exhibit on the History of Jewish Printing and Publishing

November 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Posted in News, Press Releases, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

The Jewish people has often been called People of the Book.  Through the ages, the written word has been the means to record and preserve our Jewish history and religious heritage.  Cleveland is fortunate to be home to the Aaron Garber Library at Siegal College, connecting the Jewish community with an extensive repository of our written tradition.  The library holdings comprise northern Ohio’s largest Judaica and Hebraica collection, encompassing the vast range of Jewish knowledge.

History of Printing DisplayDuring spring semester 2010, Marla Levine of the library staff, undertook the challenging task of identifying and describing the rare and special books in the Aaron Garber Library collection.  Upon inspection and continued review of these books, the staff was inspired to plan an exhibit to highlight some of these special treasures.
The Talmud
Since Daniel Bomberg (one of the first and most prominent Christian printers of Hebrew books) opened his printing house in Venice in the second decade of the 16th century, many illustrious printers and publishing enterprises have brought Jewish publications to the world.  Bomberg published the first complete edition of the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds (1520-23). David de Caderousse of Avignon (c. 1398-1468) is the first known Jew associated with printing, even before the gentile Johann Gutenberg.  While these early editions are not on display, visitors will see significant works published in pre- Shoah Europe, Israel, the United States and other countries in the Diaspora.

In the planning process, the exhibit evolved into a journey through the history of Jewish printing and publishing, highlighting topics relating to publishing, the book industry, Jewish literature, printing, and the history of the book.  Also incorporated are books from the collections of The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, The Ohio State University Libraries, and Case Western Reserve University Special Collections Research Center.

Printed Book on DisplayThe items on display are grouped by topic, rather than chronology.  Each component of the display includes books or objects with a narrative piece to elucidate the grouping.

The items on display are but a small sampling of the rare and unique items owned by the Aaron Garber Library.  The exhibit provides just a taste of the topics related to Jewish printing and publishing.  We encourage visitors to pursue this subject further and invite you to start your research in the Aaron Garber Library. Inside the Library is a book display featuring a display which features books and other sources consulted to compile the research for the display.  Any member of the library staff would be happy to guide visitors through the available resources.

The exhibit includes many works published in pre-Shoah Europe in cities like Lvov, Warsaw, Vilna, Vienna and Berlin.The books on display include Hebrew titles such as the poetic narrative of Nahman Fishman, Sisra, published in Lemberg (Lvov), 1841, and a Hebrew translation of Theodor Herzl’s work on the First Zionist Congress, Ha-Kongres ha-Bazila’I, published in Warsaw, 1897.”
Megillah Scroll
The Aaron Garber library also owns a few exemplars of works published in other venues outside of Europe.  The exhibit includes a work from Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as one from Cape Town, South Africa.

Come view this memorable exhibit of treasured works, some dating back almost two centuries.  The display will continue through December 30th (incorporating Jewish Book Month 5771 and Hanukkah) in the Olyn and Joseph Horwitz Collection exhibit cases in the Siegal College foyer. The College building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm,  Monday through Thursday; 8:30 am to 3 pm, Friday.  (The building is closed November 25, 26, and December 24.)  Siegal College welcomes and encourages visitors to view and discover the diversity and depth of the Jewish written heritage.

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JEWISH GOSPEL MUSIC JOURNEYS TO CLEVELAND JUNE 9, 2010

May 24, 2010 at 11:03 am | Posted in eNews, Press Releases, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

NESHAMA CARLEBACH in concert with Reverend Roger Hambrick and Members of the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir – THE UNITY TOUR

Prepare to be captivated by the gift of song on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, as Siegal College presents a true Neshama Carlebachinterfaith concert event, Neshama Carlebach’s Unity Tour.  Join us for a special evening concert that will have people of all ages and backgrounds dancing in the aisles with the unique blend of gospel sound and incomparable melodies created by Neshama Carlebach and Reverend Roger Hambrick.  Held at 26600 Shaker Blvd, in the new Fuchs Mizrachi School building, the concert will begin at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $36 for general admission and $45 for preferred seating.  Group and student discounts are also available.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 216-464-4050 or visit http://registration.siegalcollege.edu/neshama.php . Continue Reading JEWISH GOSPEL MUSIC JOURNEYS TO CLEVELAND JUNE 9, 2010…

Siegal College Presents: The Mt. Sinai Health Care Symposium

April 15, 2010 at 11:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA, WHAT IS IT AND WHAT COULD IT BE?”

A HEALTH CARE SYMPOSIUM FEATURING CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA L. FUDGE AND FRED ROTHSTEIN MD, PRESIDENT OF UH CASE MEDICAL CENTER

On May 23 and May 24, Siegal College of Judaic Studies will present the Mt. Sinai Health Care Symposium: “Health Care in America, What is it and What Could it Be?,” an intensive look at the health care system and how it can be navigated today.  This two-day event will be led by esteemed professionals in the medical, political, legal and Judaic fields and delve into the issues and concerns being raised by Americans everywhere.  Held at Siegal College, 26500 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood on Sunday, May 23 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and on Monday, May 24 from 8:45 am – 12:15 pm, the symposium will feature more than ten speakers including Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, addressing the Patient Protection Act and its significance for residents of Northeast Ohio, the Jewish Community and all Americans, a keynote address by Fred Rothstein, MD, President of UH Case Medical Center, on “Health Reform: What will it take for a healthier America?,”  and Aaron Marinelli, Principal at Chapman & Chapman, addressing, “Health Care Reform – How the new Legislation will Affect Consumers and the Insurance Industry.” Continue Reading Siegal College Presents: The Mt. Sinai Health Care Symposium…

This Thursday – A Unique performance about Anne Frank at Siegal College

March 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Posted in eNews, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and Siegal College present:

Living Voices: Through the Eyes of a Friend

 An interactive performance highlighting a watershed moment in time, Through the Eyes of a Friend is told from the point of view of a fictional best friend of Anne Frank.  Sarah is a composite character inspired by the experiences and testimonies of many individuals who knew Anne Frank, as well as other young people who experienced the Holocaust throughout Europe.

This performance takes place on Thursday, March 11, 7:00 PM at Siegal College, 26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood.  It is free and open to the community and appropriate for middle and high school students as well as adults.

AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST, RICH COHEN, TO DISCUSS NEW BOOK, ISRAEL IS REAL: AN OBSESSIVE QUEST TO UNDERSTAND THE JEWISH NATION AND ITS PEOPLE

February 24, 2010 at 10:54 am | Posted in eNews, Press Releases, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 1 Comment

On Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, acclaimed non-fiction writer, and contributing editor for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair magazines, Rich Cohen, will come to Cleveland for the first time to discuss his latest book, Israel is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and its People.  Described by the author as a great epic, like Lawrence of Arabia, this book should appeal to a wide-range of audiences as a way to understand the people and politics that have shaped Israel as a nation.  He will be speaking at Siegal College, 26500 Shaker Blvd., in Beachwood.  Tickets are $12 at the door, or $10 if you reserve your seat before March 1.  Reservations can be made by calling 216.464.4050 or emailing events@siegalcollege.edu.

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