Judaica bequeathed to Towson University

Mintzes encourages educational and cultural awareness

TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 15, 2010)—With the express intent to educate and inspire faculty, students, renowned scholars and the community, Mrs. Elaine S. Mintzes of Baltimore has planned a charitable bequest to Towson University Foundation, a collection of nearly 100 items of Judaica.  Mrs. Mintzes has also bequeathed a fund for the display and maintenance of the collection.

Mrs. Mintzes and her late husband, Alvin S. Mintzes, are recognized for their service and philanthropy and deep commitment to humanitarian efforts.   Many of the items in the varied collection were given to the couple to honor their generosity.  Once received by the Towson University Foundation, these bequests will be known as the “Alvin S. and Elaine S. Mintzes Judaica Collection.”

The collection includes several mezuzot, Torah crowns and sculpture, rare books and artwork.  “Towson University is proud to have been chosen to be stewards of these artifacts that will encourage respect, honor and celebration of the Jewish faith,” said Gary N. Rubin, vice president for university advancement.

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