Events Archive

2011-2012 Academic Year

Spring 2012 Events

Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project

Roots and Restlessness

Jewish Lives at Home and Abroad

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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). May 22, 7 p.m., 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, a romantic drama about three young war brides from different backgrounds who meet on a flight as they emigrate from Holland to New Zealand after World War 2. The class will be taught by Sherry Blumberg at 7 p.m. 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,” February 1, 2012, 7 p.m., Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center, Cardinal Stritch University, Fox Point.

March 5, 2012

Lev Raphael, author of My Germany: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped. March 5, 7 p.m., Congregation Sinai, Fox Point.

May 6 and 8, 2012

Joel Berkowitz, director of the Stahl Center, staged play reading of Kadya Molodowsky’s After the Desert God. May 6, 3 p.m.: Lecture Hall, Music Building, UWM and May 8, 7 p.m.: Ritz Theatre, Milwaukee Jewish Community Center.

May 14

Dr. Steven Harvey of Bar Ilan University, Israel, is an authority on medieval Jewish and Islamic thought. He will speak about the influence of medieval Islamic philosophy on Jewish thinkers at noon on May 14 at the 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.” October 24, 2011, 6 p.m., North Shore Cinema, Mequon.

November 9, 2011

Prof. Lisa Silverman, UWM: “The Austrian Dreyfus Affair: Philipp Halsmann on Trial in Interwar Austria.” November 9, 7 p.m., Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

December 7, 2011

Prof. Tim Crain, UWM: “Franklin Roosevelt and the Jews,” December 7, 7 p.m., Greene Hall, UWM.

Co-sponsored events

2012 Middle Eastern and North African Film Series

The UWM Middle Eastern and North African Studies Certificate Program, Arabic Language Program, and the Center for International Education will present five films this semester. For more information, visit the film series' website.

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, will speak at 7 p.m., Feb. 22 at the Golda Meir Library Conference Center. The event is hosted by the UWM Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

The 15th Annual Festival of Films in French

The Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies is sponsoring two films with a connection to the field of Jewish Studies. The Last Metro will show on Feb. 11 at 7 pm and Feb. 12 at 4:30 pm. The Round-Up will be shown immediately after The Last Metro both nights.


The Chosen by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
March 2 – 25, 2012
Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. 10th St., Milwaukee (lower level of the big red church on 10th & Wisconsin)
Winner of the Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play, The Chosen is adapted for stage from author Chaim Potok’s classic coming of age novel. Set in Brooklyn against the backdrop of WWII, two teenage Jewish boys become friends despite being raised in very different communities. A story of friendship, family and the difficult choices that we must all make on the path to understanding, respect and reconciliation. Featuring: James Tasse and Bill Watson from the UW-Milwaukee Theatre Department; Andrew Bosworth, Matt Daniels and Eric Schabla.
On Sunday, March 11, Joel Berkowitz, director of the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, will join a panel discussion following the 2 p.m. matinee.
Tickets: $22-$26 (Senior, student and group discounts available)
Call 414-271-1371 or visit for online tickets and more information.

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