2011-2012 Academic Year
Spring 2012 Events
Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project
Roots and Restlessness
Jewish Lives at Home and Abroad
May 22, 2012
Robin Judd, associate professor of history at Ohio State University, “Love at the Zero Hour: Jewish War Brides in WWII," (Faye Sigman “Woman of Valor” Lecture), Golda Meir Library Conference Center, UWM.
In connection with the Faye Sigman "Women of Valor" Lecture, the Coalition for Jewish Learning, the JCC and the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies will host a free film class on Bride Flight. The class will be taught by Sherry Blumberg on May 14 at The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.
February 1, 2012
Prof. Rachel Baum, UWM: “A Second Life for the Jews of Europe: Shoah & Virtual Memory,” Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center, Cardinal Stritch University, Fox Point.
February 11 & 12, 2012
The 15th Annual Festival of Films in French, The Last Metro and The Round-Up, Union Theatre.
February 22, 2012
"Homeland and/or Diaspora?: The Cultural Politics of Being Jewish in Brazil"
Dr. Nelson Vieira, a renowned scholar of Brazilian literature, with a focus on Jewish culture and heritage, Golda Meir Library Conference Center. The event is hosted by the UWM Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
March 2 - 25, 2012
IN TANDEM THEATRE presents,The Chosen by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok, Tenth Street Theatre.
Sunday, March 11, Joel Berkowitz, will join a panel discussion following the matinee.
March 5, 2012
Lev Raphael, author of My Germany: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped. Congregation Sinai, Fox Point.
May 6 and 8, 2012
Joel Berkowitz, staged play reading of Kadya Molodowsky’s After the Desert God. May 6: Lecture Hall, Music Building, UWM and May 8: Ritz Theatre, Milwaukee Jewish Community Center.
May 14, 2012
Dr. Steven Harvey of Bar Ilan University, Israel, is an authority on medieval Jewish and Islamic thought, Stahl Center in the Greene Museum.
Fall 2011 Events
October 24, 2011
Henry Sapoznik, director of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Jewish Roots and Restlessness in American Yiddish Music and Radio," North Shore Cinema, Mequon.
November 9, 2011
Prof. Lisa Silverman, UWM: “The Austrian Dreyfus Affair: Philipp Halsmann on Trial in Interwar Austria," Jewish Museum Milwaukee.
December 7, 2011
Prof. Tim Crain, UWM: “Franklin Roosevelt and the Jews,” Greene Hall, UWM.