A $5 million donation from the Tanenbaum family has kick-started the second phase of a fundraising effort to improve and expand for Jewish studies at the University of Toronto. The donation came from the estate of Anne Tanenbaum, and the Lawrence and Judith Tanenbaum Family Charity Foundation, to the Centre for Jewish Studies.

The donation marks the beginning of a $36 million campaign spearheaded by the co-chairs of the Centre for Jewish Studies, Ken and Larry Tanenbaum. The goal, says Ken Tanenbaum, is “[f]irst, to raise funds to enable the work of the remarkable faculty and staff, [and] second, to raise funds for programming and student support.”

The fundraising drive will ultimately provide for the hiring of six new professors, two new research positions, and general enhancement of courses. The centre also intends to move into a larger space in the Jackman Humanities Building, and establish a curatorship for resources and awards.

— Dhruv Mayank

 

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