Joel Berkowitz, Director
Welcome to the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies website. Message from the Director.
News and Events
Jonathan Freedman, Transformations of a Jewish Princess: Salome and the Remaking of the Jewish Female Body. Congregation Sinai. Thursday, March 6, 7:30 pm.
Yiddish Theatre in the Digital Age: An Interactive Round Table. Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center. Thursday, March 27, 7:30 pm. Hankus Netsky & Hebrew National Salvage: A Musical Journey Through the Yiddish Theatre. UWM Arts Lecture Hall, located behind Mitchell Hall. Saturday, March 29, 8:00 pm.
Art From the Ashes: Finding Light in the Shadow of the Shoah. Works by Helene Fischman. February 17 - May 30, 4th Floor Gallery, Golda Meir Library. Artist's Talk: Friday, May 2, 2 pm E281, Golda Meir Library.
The October 23rd Jewish Latin American Writers Symposium panel "Jewish Thought, Latin Flavor: Jewish Literature in Latin America" is available to view:
Read the most recent issue of The Golden Peacock.
Stahl Center 2013 - 2014 events
The July 10th Dennis Ross lecture "Instability and the Transformation of the Middle East:
Threats and Challenges in 2013" is available to view:
Welcome to the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies
The Stahl Center serves the UWM campus and the Milwaukee community with courses and public events covering a wide variety of topics in the field of Jewish Studies. Our courses range in time from the biblical period to the present, and embrace disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences, including history, literature, theatre, film, cultural studies, Hebrew language, and religion. UWM offers a major and minor in Jewish Studies.
The Center for Jewish Studies was initially established with generous grants from the Helen Bader Foundation, the Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning, and the Andrew Scher Fund, which were matched by UWM. A generous gift from the Baye Foundation made possible the renovation of the Stahl Center's beautiful new facility: the historic Greene Museum on the eastern perimeter of the campus. The Greene Museum houses core Jewish Studies faculty and administrative staff, and includes a flexible-use space for meetings, workshops, student use, and public events.