On Sunday 25 June 2023, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies was delighted to celebrate its 50th Anniversary at Worcester College, Oxford. The event’s programme was as follows:
Welcome & Introduction by Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger FBA (President of the OCHJS)
David Grossman & Professor Adriana X. Jacobs in Conversation, co-hosted with the Israel & Ione Massada Fellowships Programme (Worcester College, Oxford) as the First Annual Massada Lecture, introduced by Dr Naomi Rokotnitz (Director of the Israel & Ione Massada Fellowships Programme); followed by Q & A
Champagne Reception, with speech by Lord Fink (Chair of OCHJS Board of Governors), & Light Refreshments
We were delighted to gather many of our Governors, Fellows, staff, donors, friends, alumni and visiting academics alongside the Provost, David Isaac CBE, and other affiliates of Worcester College and the Israel & Ione Massada Fellowships Programme for this occasion. It was a special privilege to have José Patterson (wife of our Founder President, Dr David Patterson CBE) and her and David’s three children—Ben, Dan (a current OCHJS Governor) and Deborah—join us for the event.
We would like to thank all those—including individuals unable to join us on the day—who made this Celebration such a memorable and joyful occasion.
A recording of the conversation between David Grossman and Professor Adriana X. Jacobs will be made available on our Vimeo account, where you can also view the 50th-Anniversary Film of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies. Below, please find photographs from the Celebration itself.