Mandel Beit Midrash Dedication at Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, February 26, 2009.
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel have lived their lives in total dedication and commitment to the well-being of the Jewish people. They have made concern for Jewish education the central value in their efforts to strengthen Jewish life. Their work in the Jewish community center movement, and their development of learned, dedicated Jewish professionals have made a tremendous contribution to Jewish communal and institutional life.
The Shalom Hartman Institute is honored to name its new study hall for Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel, and to dedicate this room to enhancing the learning of students who yearn for a deeper understanding of Judaism.
The program for the dedication ceremony included greetings by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, comments by student Josh Ladon, an address by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman, and closing remarks by Mort Mandel.