Events 2018-2019


Monday, March 25 2019, 7:00pm

Patrick McGilligan, author of Funny Man, at Boswell Books

Milwaukee based biographer and Marquette Instructor of Digital Media and Performing Arts Partrick McGilligan, author of definitive biographies of Orson Wells and Alfred Hitchcock, delves into the life of a true legend, comedy giant Mel Brooks. Cosponsored by UWM’s Stahl Center for Jewish Studies.

Boswell Book Company
2559 N. Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Thursday, April 4 2019, 7:00pm

Visiting Authors
Debra Caplan, "Yiddish Empire" and Alyssa Quint, "This Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater."

Please join Professor Joel Berkowitz in conversation with Debra Caplan and Alyssa Quint for this celebration of two recent books by members of the Digital Yiddish Theater Project.

Free and open to the public

Boswell Book Company
2559 N. Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Tuesday, April 9 2019, 3:30pm

Historian Victoria Smolkin, Wesleyan U, on Soviet Atheism

Following the 1917 revolution, Soviet leadership used a variety of tools to overcome religion. Yet through its engagements with religion, the Soviet leadership realized that removing religion from the "sacred spaces" of Soviet life was not enough. In the launch for her new book “A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism,” Victoria Smolkin will consider Soviet atheism and its importance for understanding religious life, the Soviet experiment, and Russian politics.

Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum
3367 N. Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Tuesday, April 30 2019, 7:00pm

Anthony Russell and Sarah Aroeste: Yiddish Meets Ladino

Ladino vocalist Sarah Aroeste and Yiddish vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell join forces to explore common themes and approaches in Ladino and Yiddish music. Accompanied by pianist/accordionist Dmitri Gaskin (of Tsvey Brider) and guitarist Rob Sanzone, Sarah and Anthony will musically reconcile these long lost cousins of Jewish music.

Free and open to the public

Anodyne Coffee Roasters
224 W. Bruce Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Wednesday, May 1 2019, 3:00pm

Sarah Aroeste: The Sephardic Experience in Ladino Song: from Past to Present

International Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste weaves stories from her personal family history, together with son, in this multi-media presentation. Using sound clips, videos, and live music, Aroeste demonstrates with her unique linguistic interpretations, modern technologies, and contemporary musical arrangements how Ladino culture is developing today and still has a vibrant life ahead.

Free and open to the public.

Ovation Jewish Home
1414 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Wednesday, May 1 2019, 7:00pm

Tsvey Brider – Anthony Russell and Dimitri Gaskin

Diverse idioms, styles and periods contrast and combine in Tsvey Brider (Two Brothers), creating contemporary, idiosyncratic and unique interpretations of music in the Yiddish language. Recent winners of the Concorso Internacional de Canciones en Idish (Der Idisher Idol) the members of Tsvey Brider have performed and recorded with such noted artists as Anthony Coleman, Daniel Kahn, Michael Winograd, Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Yale Strom & Hot Pastrami and Veretski Pass.

Radio 88.9
220 E. Pittsburgh Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Events

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 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.


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