The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will honor Alan M. Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (HLS), on May 26 at its 84th annual benefit dinner. The ceremony will be held at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Dershowitz will be honored alongside Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of the City University of New York.
A Brooklyn native, Dershowitz graduated from Brooklyn College and Yale Law School before joining the HLS faculty at age 25. Bruce Slovin, chair of the institute’s board of directors, called the honorees “so actively engaged in making our Jewish and world communities safer, more productive, and welcoming to all.”
YIVO is a global resource center for Eastern European Jewish Studies; Yiddish language, literature, and folklore; and the American Jewish immigrant experience. Its library contains more than 385,000 volumes, while its archives hold more than 23 million pieces, including 200,000 photographs.