Lambuth-B'Nai Israel Center for Jewish Studies

Days of Remembrance Proclamation
Books of interest
Coming in the fall of 2008
Center Photos
Interfaith discussions (ongoing)
Past Events

Mission Statement
Lambuth University, as an institution of the United Methodist Church, and Congregation B'nai Israel are bound together by our common faith in the God of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, and Jacob, Rachel, and Leah.  Desiring to give mutual expression to this common faith, Lambuth University and Congregation B'nai Israel hereby enter into a relationship of mutual encouragement and support for
    - the cultural and spiritual environment of both the Lambuth campus and the Temple congregation and
     - the promotion of understanding and reconciliation between Christians and Jews.
Activities to carry out this relationship will include lectures, symposia, conferences and various other cultural events.  In connection with this relationship, Lambuth University anticipates becoming a resource center for the study of Judaism and of the Holocaust for schools and the general public in West Tennessee. 
The Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Luther L. Gobbel Library on the Lambuth University Campus. One may visit the Center during normal library hours. To schedule a tour of the permanent exhibits, call the Center at 731.425.3449.
A Steering Committee to plan and oversee the activities of the Center will consist of 8 persons - four from Lambuth University, appointed by the President of Lambuth University; and four from Congregation B'nai Israel, appointed according to Congregation protocol.
The members of the Steering Committee are Gene Davenport, Anita Stamper, Jim Humphreys and Pam Dennis from Lambuth and Joel Newman, Ted Leach and Janice Riddler from Congregation B'nai Israel. Judy Pennel is the coordinator of the Center.
Visit us at:
Luther L. Gobbel Library
Lambuth University
705 Lambuth Boulevard
Jackson, TN  38301
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Lambuth professor retires after more than four decades

The Doctor Gene Davenport Scholarship

Presented By:

The Lambuth-B’nai Israel Center for Jewish Studies  

I would like to contribute to this scholarship to be presented annually to a deserving student majoring in Religion at Lambuth University. The scholarship honors Dr. Gene Davenport’s 45 years of service to Lambuth University, as retiring  Chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department and as a Co-founder of the Lambuth B’nai Israel Center for Jewish Studies.

*Amount: $____________

*I am willing to commit $_________ in each of the next _____ years.




E-Mail Address:

Please make checks payable to: Lambuth University, Mark on the memo line:

“Gene Davenport Scholarship Fund”

Send Checks to:

Lambuth University

Office of Development

705 Lambuth Blvd.

Jackson, TN 38301

* All donations will be acknowledged

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