Events 2015-2016

Spring 2016 events

February 12 - 21: 19th Annual Festival of Films in French, UWM Union Cinema: February 13 • 7pm & February 14 • 9pm Un Jour Pina m’a demandé (One Day Pina Asked), February 20 • 7pm & February 21 • 3pm Parce que j’étais peintre (Because I Was a Painter), February 20 • 9pm & February 21 • 5pm Félix et Meira.

March 8: Sam Kassow, "History and Catastrophe: The Secret Warsaw Ghetto Archive of Emanuel Ringelblum” • Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center • 7pm.

March 9: Sam Kassow, "In Those Nightmarish Days: Ghetto Reportage and Holocaust Witnessing," • 4th Floor Conference Center of the UWM Golda Meir Library • 7pm.

March 28: Milwaukee Repertory Theatre staged reading of Peretz Hirschbein’s Miriam, translated by Joel Berkowitz and Jeremy Dauber, Joel Berkowitz will introduce and also lead the talkback with Brent Hazelton • UWM Music Lecture Hall • 7pm.

April 10: The Latin American Film Series, Havana Curveball, UWM Union Cinema • 7pm.

April 12: Michael Twittty, food historian • Kosher/Soul: Black and Jewish “Identity Cooking” • Centennial Hall, Milwaukee Public Library, 733 N. 8th St. • 7pm.

June 1: Mohammed Dajani, Washington Institute, "The Enemy is Fear: A Palestinian Perspective on Reconciliation in Midst of Conflict" • June 1 • UWM Music Lecture Hall • 7pm.

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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.

Sessions will take place in the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year at the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies (Greene Museum, between Greene Hall and Sabin Hall, 3367 N. Downer Avenue) and also at Marquette University. Light kosher refreshments will be served.

Spring 2016

Michael Nosonovsky (UWM) will present "Hebrew Epitaphs From Eastern Europe: At the Intersection of the Bookish and Popular Culture" at Greene Museum, February 24 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

Thomas H. Tobin (Loyola University Chicago) will present "How to Read Philo's Allegorical Commentary" at Marquette University in Straz Hall 105, April 1 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.