H-Judaic is great saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Uziel Adini (1937-2021), longtime Professor of Hebrew Literature at Gratz College and Vice-President of Gratz at the time of his retirement.
Prof. Joseph Davis has kindly sent us the following:
Dr. Uziel Adini was one of the leading Jewish educational administrators in the United States from the 1970’s until his retirement in 2007. He was a professor of Hebrew literature at Gratz College, and the principal and later the director of the Jewish Community High School of Philadelphia, which was a division of Gratz; after that he served as Vice President of Gratz College in charge of operations. He also taught for many years at Temple University and at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. During twenty three years that he was at its head, the JCHS grew to be the largest Jewish supplementary high school in the United States, with almost one thousand students in thirteen locations. He was a dedicated, skilled, and innovative educator, and a very talented and successful administrator.
For more on Prof. Adini, see Prof. Davis's full tribute at: https://www.gratz.edu/news-and-events/event-calendar/uzi-adini-in-memoriam
We extend deepest condolences to Prof. Adini's family, colleagues, students and friends.
Jonathan D. Sarna