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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.

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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Phone Number: 
717-948-6727

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News

Mon, 04/04/2016
Kenneth Marcus

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Kenneth Marcus will present “The Definition of Anti-Semitism” on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the library Morrison Gallery.

Tue, 03/08/2016
Galit Hasan-Rokem

Galit Hasan-Rokem will present “The Wandering Jew Between Folk Legend and Modern Literary Imagination” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Tuesday, March 15 at noon in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Tue, 02/09/2016

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Kol Haneshama, a Harrisburg Jewish community chorus, will perform on Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium.

Kol Haneshama, was formed in September 2014 by Janet Frankel Staub. The mixed voices chorus includes members from all five Harrisburg area Jewish congregations and performs Jewish-themed a cappella music under the direction of Marina Cherepinsky.

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