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Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies

Arthur Bornstein & American soldiers with children in displaced persons camp after WWII

Besides being an inviting physical space providing research materials in print and other media in the Penn State Harrisburg Library, the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies is actively involved in outreach programming such as public performances of music, drama, and dance; screenings of films along with discussions by their makers; and lectures and book talks with nationally recognized writers and researchers on the Holocaust and Jewish Studies. It is a research and teaching space for faculty, community members, and students, and also a creative space where the public can visit to be informed and inspired by music, literature, and art. As the name implies, it centers many activities in the university and regional communities in a single visible place. A staff drawn from the faculty is directly responsible for its operation.

Events

Folklore and Discontinuity: Studying Folklore in Palestine after the Shoah
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Morrison Gallery, Library

Dani Schrire's research interests include Jewish folkloristics in Europe and Israel, folklore and avant-garde, internationalization of scholarship, everyday-life culture, actor-network-theory, non-representational theories.

Arise and Build: American Synagogues and Jewish Identity
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Morrison Gallery, Library

Samuel D. Gruber is a researcher, author, curator, as well as founder and managing director of Gruber Heritage Global (GHG), a cultural resources consulting firm.

From Reitlinger to Browning, the Chroniclers of the Holocaust: The Historians Who Shaped the History of the Shoah
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Morrison Gallery, Library

Neil H. Leifert is an adjunct professor of Holocaust Studies on campus  and has been the primary instructor of all Holocaust courses since 1999.

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News

Mon, 12/01/2014

As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Benjamin Schachter, professor of visual arts at Saint Vincent College, will have a gallery opening and discussion on Tuesday, December 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

Thu, 11/06/2014
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As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Pennsylvania State Sen. Robert Teplitz, who represents the 15th senatorial district, will be the keynote presenter on the panel discussion titled “Holocaust Curriculum and Secondary Education in Pennsylvania” on Thursday, November 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.

Thu, 10/16/2014
Liron Unreich

As part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Liron Unreich, co-founder and director of The Ripple Project, will screen films from "Generations of the Shoah," a documentary series focusing on the multi-generational effects of the Holocaust, on Wednesday, October 22 at noon in the Capital Union Building Quiet Study, and 7 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

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Basic Information

The Center works to bring people from the Central Pennsylvania region and the university together in a common interest of remembering and teaching the Holocaust and Jewish Studies. The primary mission is: (1) provide educational opportunities for teachers and students on the Holocaust and Jewish Studies, and (2) organize activities in these areas reaching out to the community and public.

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E-mail: 
abb20@psu.edu
Phone Number: 
717-948-6727

Location

Library