December 5 Jubilee Lecture to Focus on Orthodox Jewish Families

Nov 12, 2004 — “Challenges and Opportunities: Orthodox Families Confront a Changing World,” the final lecture in a seven-part series commemorating the 50th anniversary of Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 pm at Yeshiva University’s Geraldine Schottenstein Cultural Center, 239-241
East 34th Street, Manhattan.

The lecture will be given by Sylvia Barack-Fishman, PhD, a 1964 Stern College graduate and associate professor of contemporary Jewry and American Jewish sociology at Brandeis University. Dr. Fishman received a master’s degree from New York University and a doctorate from Washington University. She is the recipient of several awards, including the 1994 National Jewish Book Award in the contemporary Jewish life category, and YU’s Samuel Belkin Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement. She is the author of five books on American Jewish sociology.

Co-chairs of the lecture series are Stern College alumnae Debbie Niderberg and Cali Orenbuch. Sharon Herzfeld, MD, and Susan Ungar-Mero, MD, also Stern graduates, co-chair the college’s yearlong jubilee celebration.

For more information on this and other Stern-at-50 events, call 212-340-7862, or e-mail While admission to the lectures is free, advance reservations are required. Online registration is also available at


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