Director Joel Berkowitz

Joel Berkowitz, Director
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Center News

News and Events

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.

February 2: Film and talkback with Shay Pilnik, director of the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center,The Last of the Unjust / Le Dernier des injustes - (2013) 3h 40min, 2:00 pm, Union Theatre.

February 12: Film and introduction with Maggie Levantovskaya (UWM), Natan: The Untold Story of French Cinema's Forgotten Genius - (2013) 1h 6min, 7:00 pm, Union Theatre.

February 12: Film, Introduction and Talkback with Fabienne Bullot (UWM), Wooden Crosses / Les Croix de bois - (1932) 1h 53min, 8:30 pm, Union Theatre. For the special WWI evening on 2/12, between the two films, there will be a short intermission with Jewish/French treats for the audience.

February 26: Boris Fishman, A Replacement Life, 7:00 pm, Boswell Book Company.




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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.