The academic world and Jewish community are grieving the death of Bernie Steinberg, a revered leader, educator, and champion. The former Director of Harvard Hillel died after a heroic fight with illness.
The Jewish community and the scholarly community are deeply missing Bernie Steinberg. We mourn the passing of a great activist, educator, and leader. Who devoted his life to changing the world. In addition to his work as the Director of Harvard Hillel. Steinberg left a lasting impression via his support of the Shalom Hartman Institute and the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem.
About the Bernie Steinberg – A Respected Leader
In addition to being a well-liked leader, Bernie Steinberg was also a superb teacher and activist. He showed a strong dedication to having a good influence on the Jewish and academic communities throughout his career.
In his capacity as Harvard Hillel’s previous director, Steinberg was instrumental in developing the organization and the lively Jewish community on campus. Students were able to investigate their Jewish identity, have important conversations, and strengthen their ties to their ancestry because of his vision and leadership.
Steinberg’s efforts went beyond Harvard Hillel. He was a faculty member at the prestigious Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. Where he shared his expertise and enthusiasm for Jewish studies with students from all over the world. Furthermore, as a founding fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He was instrumental in encouraging interfaith conversation and building understanding among many religious communities.