St. Louis Hillel celebrates 60 years

St. Louis Hillel will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a gala dinner at 6 p.m. May 6 at The Westin St. Louis. The event, themed “From Generation to Generation,” will recognize several longtime supporters of Hillel, including philanthropist Alvin Goldfarb; Stephanie Kurtzman, director of the Community Service Office and associate director of the Richard A. Gephardt Institute for Public Service; and several University alumni.

A University supporter, Goldfarb will receive the M’Dor L’Dor award. Alvin Goldfarb Hall houses the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Dedicated in 1998, the building is named in honor of a $3 million gift to the University by Goldfarb, retired president of Worth Stores Corp., a St. Louis-based retailer of women’s apparel, and the Alvin Goldfarb Foundation.

Goldfarb’s late wife, Jeannette, graduated from the social work school with a master’s degree in 1936. The Goldfarbs have supported the University in a number of ways, including scholarships in the John M. Olin School of Business and facilities such as the Jeanette Goldfarb Plant Growth Facility and Alvin Goldfarb Auditorium in McDonnell Hall.

The event also will honor Michelle Dorin (B.A. ’06), Lynn Lyss (B.A. ’56) and Adam Simon (B.A. ’97, MBA ’01), among other St. Louis community members.

Tickets for the dinner are $135 per person. For more information, call 935-9040.