The Touro College and University System Mourns the Passing of Dr. Nathan Lander, A”H, Scholar and Educator
Former Vice President and Member of the Faculty
The Touro College and University System mourns the loss of Dr. Nathan Lander, of blessed memory. Dr. Lander played a pivotal role in the growth of Touro College and will always be remembered for his deep love and commitment to Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and Toras Yisroel. He was a faculty member for many years at St. John's University and thereafter continued to teach sociology at the Lander Colleges. Dr. Lander, who served as Vice President of Touro College until his retirement, was a leader in the establishment of Lander College for Men. His vision of establishing a college that would attract outstanding students devoted to Torah and fear of G-d has been realized.
Dr. Lander was a man of faith and hope who advocated tirelessly on behalf of the Jewish people. He inspired others to greater heights of communal involvement and national pride, dedicating his life to preserving continuity of the Jewish people and the pursuit of truth. A scholar and educator who cared about each individual, Dr. Lander was closely associated with great rabbinic leaders. He is survived by his nephew, Rabbi Doniel Lander, and his nieces, Hannah Lander, Esther Greenfield, Debra Waxman, Eve Kofman and Esther Kook. May his legacy of love for Israel, and love for humanity be a source of comfort to his family and the many lives he touched.