Baltimore Hebrew University
|Motto||Securing a vibrant American Jewish future.|
|President||Dr. David Ariel|
Baltimore Hebrew University was founded as Baltimore Hebrew College and Teachers Training School in 1919 to promote Jewish scholarship and academic excellence. It was the only institution of higher learning in Maryland devoted solely to all aspects of Judaic and Hebraic studies. Located in the northwest, Park Heights neighborhood of Baltimore, BHU conferred degrees up to the doctorate level. Though small in size, with classes having between 8 and 25 students, it had strong ties to the community and to several other local colleges and universities.
Baltimore Hebrew University merged with Towson University, officially becoming the Baltimore Hebrew Institute, in 2009. The entire BHU library is now housed at TU's Albert S. Cook Library, including special collections of rare books, Yizkor books, a collection of items related to Jewish cultural reconstruction, and testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust. The BHU building on Park Heights Avenue was demolished in October 2009.
Notable faculty and alumni
- Hirsch, Arthur. "A new chapter for Baltimore Hebrew University," The Baltimore Sun, Saturday, June 20, 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "Robert Freedman". Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
- "Jon S. Cardin". Copyright August 12, 2013 Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
- http://www.kesher.org/community/freundel_bio.shtml(registration required)
- Official site of Baltimore Hebrew Institute
- Hirsch, Rona S. "Baltimore Hebrew University," Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2002.
- "Towards the 21st Century - A Recommended Strategic Plan for the Baltimore Hebrew University", Bainbridge, Jay. Baker, Sally. Meier, James. Meislin, Laura. Ukeles, Jacob B. Ukeles Associates, Inc., Baltimore Hebrew Institute. 1993
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