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.

March 19: Sarah Pessin, Associate Professor, Director of Center for Judiac Studies, University of Denver, "Levinas and the Paradoxes of Justice," 7:00 pm, UWM Curtin Hall Room 175, 3242 N. Downer Ave.

April 12: My German Friend, - (2012), part of the UWM Latin American Film Festival, 7:00 pm, Union Theatre.

April 15: Michael Meng (Clemson University), "The Evil of Blind Obedience: Hannah Arendt's Interpretation of Nazism in Historical Perspective," 4:30 - 5:30pm, Green Museum.

April 20: Rachel Baum, Senior Lecturer for UWM, "The Future of Holocaust Education," 7:00 pm, Congregation Shalom.

May 18: “Mame-loshn – s’iz dokh a mekhaye!” Yidish kave sho with Agi Legutko, Shay Pilnik, and Joel Berkowitz,“Mame-loshn – s’iz dokh a mekhaye,” says a contemporary Yiddish poet, singer, and songwriter based in Ukraine, Arkady Gendler. Come and join us for the delight of shmoozing in Yiddish over a morning coffee! Refresh the long-forgotten language, discover it within you, or experience it for the first time! 11:00 am, Greene Museum (UWM).

Agi Legutko, "Krakow, the 'Polish Jerusalem'? Revival of Jewish Life in Poland after the Holocaust," 7:00 pm, Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun.

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Milwaukee Jewish Studies Colloquium

Milwaukee Jewish Studies Colloquium, a forum for scholars in the Milwaukee area to present their research in progress to Milwaukee-area faculty, academic staff, and graduate students. We plan to meet several times each academic year, with some sessions at Marquette and some at UWM. Over time, the colloquium will showcase research projects covering a broad swath of the field: from ancient to modern times, and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

A session will take place on Wednesday, February 25, from 3:30 to 5 pm, at the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies (Greene Museum, between Greene Hall and Sabin Hall, 3367 N. Downer Avenue). Light kosher refreshments will be served.

Our presenter will be Maggie Levantovskaya,Visiting Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UWM. Her presentation: "'Israel Isn't Really My Country, New York Is:' Translocal Attachments in Russian-American Fiction."