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Memorial Service for Jewish Stanford Student

Posted by Oyster on September 22, 2008

This just in from Stanford Hillel. Baruch Dayan Emet.

Dear graduate students,

As some of you remember, Stanford graduate student Amir Lopatin died tragically in 2004. Two memorial events will be held tomorrow.  Please forward this message to anyone who may remember Amir and want to honor his memory by attending one or both of these events.

Mezuzah Dedication at Congregation Emek Beracha, Tuesday, September 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm.  Amir was involved with this local synagogue, and his friends from Stanford joined together to dedicate a mezuzah for one of the classrooms in Amir’s memory, honoring the holy with Amir’s special passion for learning.  At this event, we will welcome Amir’s mother, brother, sister and close friends, who will have arrived for this event and the event at the Education. Light lunch provided.
Location: Congregation Emek Beracha, 4102 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Phone: (650) 857-1800

Memorial reception and inauguration of the Amir Lopatin Fellowship, Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 – 7 pm. The Stanford reception will be hosted by Deborah Stipek, the Dean of the School of Education, her colleagues and of course the Lopatin family.  The Amir Lopatin Fellowship, which grew through seed funding from Amir’s family and donations of 300 families, community members and friends, will support students engaged in fieldwork to make education more engaging through the use of technology and project-based learning.
Location: Wallenberg Hall, 5:30 – 7pm.
RSVPs still welcome to rebecca.t.smith[at]stanford.edu or 723-1383.

May his memory be for a blessing.



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