Director Joel Berkowitz

Joel Berkowitz, Director
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Center News

News and Events

October 23: The Short Fiction of Ana María Shua: A Bilingual Reading and Conversation, 6:30 pm, 4th Floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library.

October 26: Film and talkback with Tasha Oren, UWM Associate Professor of English and Media Studies, Cupcakes – 2013 (Israel) – 90 minutes – Hebrew with subtitles, 1:00 pm, Union Theatre.

Joel Berkowitz, Director of the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, is featured in the most recent issue of the Yiddish Book Center's PaknTreger Magazine discussing the past, present, and future of Yiddish theater.

Read the most recent issue, Summer 2014, of The Golden Peacock.

Joel Berkowitz, was interviewed for the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project on December 17, 2012 at AJS 2012 in Chicago, IL.




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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.