Alan Corre

Posted: January 2018

The LSA is saddened to announce the recent passing of LSA Life Member Alan Corre, a member of the LSA since 1957. Alan Corre was a highly esteemed scholar of Ancient Medieval Hebrew, Semitic Languages, and Linguistics, who contributed generously and passionately to both academia and the support of Jewish students. See below for obituaries from Yeshiva University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:


Yeshiva University

The Yeshiva University family is saddened by the passing of Rabbi Dr. Alan D. Corre, the beloved father of YU alumnus, Isaac Corre, who with his wife, Diana Newman, are YU Guardians. Rabbi Dr. Alan D. Corre was a highly esteemed scholar of Ancient Medieval Hebrew, Semitic Languages, and Linguistics. He was ordained in London by The Haham, Rabbi Dr. Solomon Gaon, Chief Rabbi of Sephardic Congregations of the British Commonwealth. Dr. Gaon later became the founding director and Professor of Yeshiva University's Sephardic Studies Program. Rabbi Corre served Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia for eight years. He was a cherished friend and delivered a lecture at Yeshiva University and contributed to its Sephardic studies journal, The American Sephardi. Heartfelt condolences are extended to his wife, M. Nita Levy Corre, their children and entire family.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

We are sad to share the news that Dr. Alan Corré, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew Studies, passed away recently. Dr. Corré joined the Department of Hebrew Studies (now a part of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1963, and he served as Professor of Hebrew Studies for 30 years. His many scholarly articles and reviews on subjects such as Hebrew linguistics, Judeo-Arabic language and culture, canonical Jewish texts, and computational linguistics have been published in notable journals and encyclopedias. Dr. Corré was also a rabbi, and was widely respected in his field. In 2011, a gift from Dr. Corré and his family to the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, made in honor of Dr. Corré‘s 80th birthday, established a new scholarship fund to support undergraduate students in Jewish Studies.