Wednesday April 27th, 2022

Spring 2022 brings to Trinity College many good things, including the 50th anniversary of Professor Samuel Kassow’s presence as a valued and esteemed member of our faculty.

Over the course of a half-century of teaching Modern Jewish history, Russian history, and Modern European history at Trinity, Sam has inspired countless students and become one of the fondest memories of their student days for generations of alumni.

To celebrate the career of this truly extraordinary scholar, teacher, and Russian historian an evening of events have been planned for Wednesday, April 27th

In the event that you will not be able to join us in person, the panel discussion will be recorded and available here after April 28.


Link to Panel Discussion


The Schedule of Evening Events:

4:00-5:00pm – Goodwin Theater, Austin Arts Center: Panel Discussion(Open to Trinity Community)
“Samuel Kassow and the Preservation of the Jewish Past” with panelists Barbara Krishenblatt-Gimblett, Aaron Lansky, and David Roskies; Professor Jonathan Elukin will serve as Chair.

5:15-5:45pm – Austin Arts Lobby-Reception (Open to Trinity Community)

6:00-7:30pm – Washington Room, Mather Hall: Dinner in Sam’s Honor – (Invitation Only)

8:00-9:45pm – Cinestudio: A showing of the documentary (Open to Trinity Community)
“Who Will Write Our History”, followed by a conversation with director Roberta Grossman and Sam.

Parking is available at:

  • Seabury parking lot
  • Ferris, Summit lots – available after 3:30pm
  • Street parking on Summit Street

Campus map

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: Members of the public who attend indoor events are required to wear a mask and be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon arrival (physical card or photo of card). COVID-19-related updates are posted on Trinity’s website here.