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The Summer 2015 newsletter is here!.

October 19: Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer, The 30th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, 7 pm, UWM Union Cinema.

October 22: David Mazower, "From Bombay Brothel Owner to Yiddish Star: The Remarkable Life of Fanny Epstein," 7 pm, Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun.

October 24: “Song of Second Avenue: Yiddish Theatre's Enduring Musical Legacy featuring Hankus Netsky, Lorin Sklamberg, Miryem-Khaye Seigel, Joanne Borts, and "Hebrew National Salvage," 8 pm, Zelazo Center. To purchase tickets or call 414-229-4308.

See the postcard for the Yiddish events.

More 2015 Fall Events.

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. The exhibit was also highlighted recently in Ha'aretz.

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.

Recent faculty updates.

The most recent and past editions of The Golden Peacock: Stahl Center Newsletter.





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.