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

Location

Library

Events

Photographs from Ethiopia
12:00 pm
Morrison Gallery, Library

Photographer and writer Julian Voloj, explores questions of identity in his work. Tour the Morrison Gallery to view his photgraphs.

Opening Reception
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Morrison Gallery, Library

Photographer and writer Julian Voloj, explores questions of identity in his work. His award winning photography has been published in the Washington Post, Tablet Magazine, The Jewish Magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, Rolling Stone Magazine, New York Post, Heeb, Vice Magazine, and several other outlets.

Featuring: Maly G. Jackson
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Morrison Gallery, Library

At age seven, Maly Gadai Jackson walked for more than three weeks from Ethiopia to Sudan, with her mother, baby sister and countless other Jews from her native village in Gondar, Ethiopia. They were fleeing the religious and political strife that threatened the lives of Ethiopian Jews.

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News

Fri, 12/02/2016

Julian Voloj will present “Beta Israel: Photographs from Ethiopia” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Monday, December 5 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus. The gallery opening show will run from December 5, 2016 through May 1, 2017.

Wed, 11/02/2016

Freelance writer and editor, Barbara Trainin Blank, will present “Mary Sachs and Jewish Life in Harrisburg” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Thursday, November 10 at noon in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Tue, 09/20/2016

Linda Schwab will discuss “A Family’s Survival” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Wednesday, September 21 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

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