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News and Events

Hasia Diner, Jewish Women in America: A History of Their Own, Woman of Valor Lecture, October, 9, UWM Union Alumni Fireside Lounge, 2pm.

The Sarah Aroeste Trio: The Sephardic Experience in Ladino Song: from Past to Present, November 9, United Community Center, 1028 S. 9th St., Milwaukee, 7 pm. To purchase tickets online:

The Fall 2016 newsletter is here!.

Hankus Netsky interviewed by Bonnie North on WUWM prior to his concert performance on October 24, 2015.

Rachel Baum was recently interviewed in the fiph journal regarding the technology, digital storytelling, and Holocaust education workshop that she presented at Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover in Germany last March.

Joel Berkowitz provided the Yiddish translation of the play "Indecent," a controversial production which will be performed by Yale Repertory Theatre.

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.