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Hillel Society invites the campus community to attend the following events:

5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2: Sabbath dinner begins promptly at the Hillel House, 524 Clinton Terrace. Italian food will be served.

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5: Robert L. Cohn, the Philip and Muriel Berman Chair of Jewish Studies and head of the department of religion, will be showing the movie The Producers in the Farinon Center Limburg Theater. The comedy was directed by Mel Brooks and starred the late Zero Mostel along with Gene Wilder. It is being shown as part of a series on Jewish humor. Admission is free.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8: Barbie Zelizer, professor and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communications, will speak on “Holocaust Memory in the Camera’s Eye” in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. See the press release on the event for more information.

Hillel members, in conjunction with the brothers of Theta Chi Fraternity, have been visiting Albert Gendebien ’34, college archivist emeritus and author of Biography of a College: A History of Lafayette College 1927-78. He received the Lafayette Medal for Distinguished Service in 1997. He was a professor, chairman of the International Affairs program, head of the history department, chair of the Committee on Co-Education, and founder of the college’s archives. Gendebien has received numerous other awards. He was also an alumni association president and one of the original members of Theta Chi fraternity at Lafayette.

Gendebien is 88 years old and his physical health has deteriorated recently. Although he has a caretaker, he could use the company and help of volunteers during weekday afternoon and early evening hours. If you are interested in visiting him, email Amy Carson ’02, Hillel’s social action chair, at

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