Please join us on Friday, November 13th for the Eleventh Annual Rabbi Bernard Mandelbaum Student-Faculty Shabbat! This is your prime opportunity to get to speak to the amazing and prestigious professors at Brown and RISD in the more relaxed, informal setting of Shabbat services and dinner! Please invite all your professors to what's bound to be a great evening.
Shabbat dinner will be featuring our keynote speaker, Andy van Dam, Thomas J.Watson, Jr. University Professor of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science
Families encouraged to attend
6:15pm Havurah (Beit Midrash), Reform (Student Lounge) Services
7:30pm Kiddush (Lobby) and Dinner (Social Hall)
About our speaker
Andy van Dam, is the Thomas J. Watson Jr. University Professor of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. He has been a member of Brown's faculty since 1965, was a co-founder of Brown's Computer Science Department and its first Chairman from 1979-85, and was Brown's first VP for Research from 2002-06. He has been working for over four decades on systems for creating and reading electronic books with interactive illustrations for use in teaching and research. In 1967 he co-founded ACM SICGRAPH and from 1985-87 was Chairman of the Computing Research Association. He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, and AAAS, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He has received the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the SIGGRAPH Steven A. Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics, and the IEEE Centennial Medal, and holds four honorary doctorates. He has authored or co-authored over 100 papers and nine books.
About Bernard Mandelbaum
Rabbi Bernard Mandelbaum was president of the Jewish Theological Seminary from 1966 to 1972. After being ordained in 1946, he held a variety of posts at the Seminary, including Dean of Students and Provost before becoming president under Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, chancellor. He was also Professor of Midrash, or scriptural interpretation. His major scholarly work was a critical edition of the "Pesikta deRav Kahana," a work of biblical interpretation dating to the Fifth Century. Professor David Mandelbaum is honored to host this Shabbat dinner in his father's memory every fall.