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Join visiting scholar Prof. David Shneer for three fascinating programs at UWM and Hillel!

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes
Sunday, November 10 at 5:00 pm
UWM Golda Meir Library, 4th Floor (Special Collections)
FREE and open to the public
In January 1942 in the city of Kerch, southern Russia, three Jewish photographers working for the Soviet press became the first liberators to photograph the Holocaust. Who were these photographers? What photographs did they take as journalists of Nazi atrocities three years before Western allies arrived? And why do we know so little about them and the story of how the Soviet Union confronted the earliest evidence of Nazi atrocities against Jews, Sinti/Roma, and others on the eastern front of World War II? In "Through Soviet Jewish Eyes," David Sheer (University of Colorado) answers these questions and will force you to rethink what you've heard about the Holocaust and World War II.


Lunch with Prof. David Shneer
"When the Closet Opened:  How LGBT Jews from Allen Ginsberg to Leslie Feinberg Transformed Culture for Everyone"
Monday, November 11
12:00 Noon at Hillel Milwaukee
3053 N. Stowell Ave.
The UWM LGBT Resource Center, Hillel Milwaukee, and the UWM Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies are proud to offer a session with visiting scholar Professor David Shneer, who will lead a discussion on "When the Closet Opened: How LGBT Jews from Allen Ginsberg to Leslie Feinberg Transformed Culture for Everyone." Hillel will also offer a FREE lunch during the event! This program is primarily for students and faculty; if you are a community member and would like to attend, please contact us at to ensure we will be able to accommodate you.
Lunch is free, but please RSVP here so we may prepare enough food.


Reading the Bible Through a Bent Lens with Prof. David Shneer
Monday, November 11 at 2:00 pm
Hillel Milwaukee, 3053 N. Stowell Ave.
Free and open to the public

Jews have been reading and commenting on the Bible for more than 2000 years.  Over the past forty years, American Jews' interest in reading the Bible has exploded, especially because 50% of Jews, namely women, gained access to Jewish tradition and the traditional Jewish library. LGBT Jews followed on the heels of feminist Jews and went back to the Bible. Together, we will learn what it means to "queer" the Bible and ask if this is radically new or deeply traditional.

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Cosponsored with the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies and the UWM LGBT Resource Center

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