L’dor V’dor: Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center Annual Dinner

November 6, 2019 Boston
Stephen Greenblatt (Photo: Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer)
Stephen Greenblatt (Photo: Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer)

*This event has been postponed*

L’dor V’dor, the annual dinner of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at NEHGS, supports our mission of preserving and transmitting Jewish history and culture, from generation to generation. Join us for a special evening celebrating Jewish community and history!

We will honor Stephen Greenblatt, Ph.D., for his extraordinary contributions to literary history and scholarship and celebrate his local family history. The Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, Stephen Greenblatt is author of 14 books, including Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” (2011) and, most recently, “Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics” (2018). He is the general editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and The Norton Shakespeare. Among his many honors and awards, he has received the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation, the Holberg Prize from the Norwegian Parliament and two Guggenheim Fellowships. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy. Greenblatt grew up in Newton and attended Temple Emanuel, where his father was president.

During the program, Greenblatt will be in conversation with Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz, senior rabbi at Temple Emanuel. Rabbi Gardenswartz grew up in Denver, the youngest of six children of Rosyne and Nathan Gardenswartz, may they rest in peace, who owned a small kosher store called Utica Grocery. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he practiced civil litigation in Boston before entering rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1998. Rabbi Gardenswartz has been at Temple Emanuel his entire rabbinic career and says the shehecheyanu every day for the great joy and privilege of being a rabbi—and a rabbi at Temple Emanuel. The light of his life is his wife, Shira Goodman, and their three children, Nat, Sam and Jordana.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Lenox Hotel
61 Exeter Street at Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

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