On Sunday, November 22, 2015, the Center for Research in the Arts,

Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), in collaboration with St John’s

College Cambridge and the Jewish Historical Society of England shall be

hosting the international conference:

Solomon Schechter’s Life and Legacy: A Jewish Scholar in Victorian

England (1882–1901).

It is the second of a pair of conferences, organised in cooperation with

the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University

of Pennsylvania on the occasion of the centenary of Schechter’s death

(see http://schechterlegacy.com/). The American conference, held last

Spring at the National Museum of American Jewish History, was devoted to

aspects of Schechter’s life and work in the United States. The Cambridge

conference will focus on Schechter’s life in England, and especially on

his work as a scholar. Attendance is free of charge, but space is

limited and those willing to attend are requested to register in

advance. The conference programme and further details may be found here: