Rosalie Katchen Memorial Lecture

Each fall, Ma’ayan is proud to present the Rosalie Katchen Memorial Lecture, in memory of our friend and former Board member, Rosalie Katchen, A”H. Each fall, Friends, family and community members are invited to sponsor the event in her memory.

2017 Rosalie Katchen Memorial Lecture

September 10, 2017, 7:30 pm

at Congregation Shaarei Tefillah

This year’s speaker will be Rabbi Moshe Simkovich

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Donors of $54 and above, whose payments are received by September 1, September 4,  will be acknowledged in the evening’s program. You may pay by credit card online here or send your check directly to our office: Ma’ayan, P.O. Box 254, Newton, MA, 02464

We thank you for your generosity.

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The 2016 Rosalie Katchen Memorial Lecture took place on Sunday, September 18th at 7:30 pm at Congregation Shaarei Tefillah (35 Morseland Ave. in Newton). Dr. Yael Ziegler spoke on the topic of “Samson and David: Mirror Images of Passion and Restraint” to an appreciative audience of over 100 community members who gathered to learn Torah in Rosalie’s memory. Thank you to our supporters!

About Rosalie a”h

Rosalie joined Ma’ayan’s Board of Directors shortly after Ma’ayan was founded. She brought a broad view of Judaic scholarship, nurtured through her years as the Hebraica librarian at Brandeis University. In her personal life, Rosalie was equally passionate about women’s involvement in Jewish learning and in the synagogue. Rosalie organized the Shaarei Tefillah library and served as its official librarian for many years. She is remembered as a person who could be called upon to present creative divrei Torah on any occasion, and who would assist her friends and community members in their personal learning. For Rosalie Katchen, Jewish learning was not an academic exercise.