2023 Tribute Event: Honoree Dr. Anna Shternshis

On Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm, join us for our second annual Tribute Event, honouring the inspirational Dr. Anna Shternshis, Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, Al and Malka Green Professor in Yiddish Studies; Fellow, John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
All proceeds from the Tribute Event go towards supporting the Bernard Betel Centre Meals on Wheels program for the most vulnerable seniors in our community.
Dr. Anna Shternshis is the Director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish Studies. She is a distinguished scholar with an international reputation for her expertise in Jewish culture in Russia and the Soviet Union, oral history as well as Yiddish music. Professor Shternshis is the author of Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923 – 1939 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006) and When Sonia Met Boris: An Oral History of Jewish Life under Stalin (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017) and co-author of Jews in the Soviet Union: A History: War, Conquest, and Catastrophe, 1939–1945 (New York UP, 2022). She is the author of more 28 articles on the Soviet Jews during World War II, Russian Jewish culture and post-Soviet Jewish diaspora. Professor Shternshis lectures widely around the world and her work has been featured in print media in 45 countries in 22 languages. Her most recent project, Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of WWII, highlights forgotten Yiddish music written during the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. The project has received widespread acclaim, including a Grammy nomination in 2019. She is also the recipient of several awards, including Guggenheim Fellowship and the University of Toronto President’s Impact Award. Professor Shternshis was appointed as the Special Advisor to the Dean on Community Engagement in March 2020. As Special Advisor, she provides advice to the Dean on matters related to the strategic priority of increasing community engagement. She also helps increase the Faculty’s profile in the community and enrich opportunities for students and faculty, especially related to experiential learning and innovative scholarship.
Ticket price: $250 per person. Kashrut observed. To purchase tickets visit https://2023-Tribute-Event.eventbrite.ca or call 416-225-2112, ext. 0. Tax receipt provided on amount allowed by CRA.
For more information about the Tribute Event visit http://www.betelcentre.org/tribute-event, or contact Katie Mohr at katiem@betelcentre.org or 416-225-2112, ext. 126.
If you cannot attend the event, but want to support the Bernard Betel Centre’s Meal on Wheels program, visit www.betelcentre.org/donate-now or call 416-225-2112, ext. 0.

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