Events Archive

2005-2006 Academic Year

The Films of Marian Marzynski

In the course of his highly distinguished career, documentary filmmaker and holocaust survivor Marian Marzynski has brought his acute, questioning, humorous, and humane intelligence to bear on subjects both large and small. He is the author of fifty films and counting-films that range from the Jewish experience (including his own) in Poland, to the state of post-Wall Eastern Europe, to the competition to design the Chicago Public Library, to the emotional and multi-cultural dynamics of his own family.

October 24, 2005

Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor, Conference Room
6:30 pm
In a meditative tour of a little town in Poland, the filmmaker looks for traces of a once vibrant Jewish community. 1996. 180 mins.

October 25, 2005
Return to Poland

UWM UnionTheater
7 pm
A child-survivor of the Holocaust returns to the streets of Warsaw to re-live his wartime experiences. 1981.58 mins

October 26, 2005
Anya: In and Out of Focus

Golda Meir, Library, 4th Floor Conference Room
11 am
An immigrant's daughter grows up in the multi-racial America of the '70s, '80s and '90s.2004. 93 mins.

October 27, 2005
Lunch & Learn w/ Marian Marzynski

12 pm - 2 pm
JCC Off Center, Congregation Beth Israel
6880 N Green Bay Road
Call 414-540-9830 to RSVP
$18 JCC Members / $23 NM

October 27, 2005
A Jew Among the Germans

Golda Meir, Library, 4th Floor Conference Room
6:30 pm
A visit with the newest generation of post-Holocaust Germans: a reflection on questions of history, guilt, and forgiveness. 2005. 53 mins.
Reception to be held before the film & a panel discussion afterward.

UWM's Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Book and Culture Fair ~ JCC present:

Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Golda's "Sisters": Six Zionist Women Leaders and the Difference They Made
Shulamit Reinharz
, Jacob Potofsky Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University and Co-Director of The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
UWM Golda Meir Library, Fourth Floor Conference Rm
7:00 pm
Free Admission ~ Open to the Public

Shulamit Reinharz is a highly esteemed educator, writer, and speaker. She has received numerous honors including Ort - Woman of Vision, Myrtle Wreath Award for "outstanding leadership in the Jewish community," and Spirit of Liberty Award, People for the American Way.

She is the author of "The J Girl's Guide: The Young Jewish Woman's Handbook For Coming Of Age" (2005), "American Jewish Women And The Zionist Enterprise" (2005), and the award-winning "Feminist Methods in Social Research" (1992). Professor Reinharz's 2005 publications will be available for purchase at the lecture.

Sponsored by UWM Center for Jewish Studies, the Faye Greenberg Sigman Lecture Series Fund, President's Conference/Women's Division/Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Hadassah – Milwaukee Chapter, Dr. Gary and Judy Guten Jewish Book Foundation Author Series, and the UWM Golda Meir Library.

2005 Faye Greenberg Sigman Woman of Valor Lecture

Spring 2006

March 31, 2006 - Lunch & Learn
12 pm - 2 pm
Union E240
Marc Tasman, Lecturer in Journalism and Mass Communication
Jewish Art: Cultural Identity and Activism
RSVP required

Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Urban Community and Conflict

Date: March 10, 2006
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Place: Union Room 181

The Center for Jewish Studies at UWM invites employees, students and the community to join Dr. Rachel Buff, professor of history at UWM who will do a fantastic presentation on Jews and Blacks and the intersections of race, class and ethnicity in our urban context.

Free lunch will be provided, but you must register. NOTE: IF you are staying for lunch, phone 6121 and reserve a lunch. Walk-ins for lunch cannot be taken. Warmest welcome.

To request special accommodations for this event contact Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, 414-229-6551

University community, Register here.

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