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Joel Berkowitz, Director
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2014 Faye Sigman Woman of Valor Lecture. Darcy Buerkle, Nothing Happened: Charlotte Salomon and the Archive of Suicide. UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th floor Conference Center. Thursday, May 8, 7:30 pm.
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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.
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Download the program, which includes the musician's bios, and member bios of the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project
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Read the most recent issue of The Golden Peacock.
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Stahl Center 2013 - 2014 events
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The July 10th Dennis Ross lecture "Instability and the Transformation of the Middle East: Threats and Challenges in 2013" is available to view:
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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.