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Joel Berkowitz, Director
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April 12: My German Friend, - (2012), part of the UWM Latin American Film Festival, 7:00 pm, Union Theatre.

April 15: Michael Meng (Clemson University), "The Evil of Blind Obedience: Hannah Arendt's Interpretation of Nazism in Historical Perspective," 4:30 - 5:30pm, Green Museum.

April 20: Rachel Baum, Senior Lecturer for UWM, "The Future of Holocaust Education," 7:00 pm, Congregation Shalom.

Rachel Baum was interviewed on WUWM’s Lake Effect for her role in helping to create the “Stitching History from the Holcaust” exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, based on fashion illustrations by Hedy Strnad, a Czech Jew who died with her husband during the Holocaust. UWM’s Digital Humanities Lab also helped bring Hedy’s sketches and story to life.

Lisa Silverman, professor with the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, was interviewed recently on Radio Solvenia regarding photographer Alice Schalek, December 2014.

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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.