Liesl M. Blockstein Memorial Lecture
Antisemitism on the College Campus: Executive Orders, Free Speech, Inclusivity, Exclusivity, and Safe Space
Featuring: Rabbi Andrea Steinberger
Rabbi Steinberger will talk about current campus culture – here in Wisconsin and internationally. She will address what has changed in the campus dialogue and awareness – about the Holocaust, the State of Israel, and cultural norms, from one generation to another. She will discuss ideas like Intersectionality, identifying as a Jew on campus and how anti-Zionism and antisemitism often end up in the same conversations, thinking about some subtle and not so subtle attitudes and behaviors, and end with optimism about the future.
Rabbi Steinberger serves at the Hillel at the University of Wisconsin. Since 1999 she provided opportunities for students on the UW campus to explore spiritual practices, experience Jewish learning, ask difficult questions and come together for Shabbat and holidays. Andrea helps students create and expand their Jewish lives and practices during their college years at the University of Wisconsin. Andrea and her husband, Greg, have three children: Abby, Emma, and Sari Steinberger.
Complimentary brunch is included at 9:45 am; the lecture begins at 10:15 am
The annual Liesl M. Blockstein Memorial Lecture is cosponsored by Jewish Social Services and Temple Beth El. The event honors Liesl Blockstein, a woman who escaped from Hitler’s Austria in the 1930s and was a well-known force for justice and a leader in both the Jewish community and the wider community. The lecture always features a woman who embodies Liesl’s commitment to social justice and Jewish life.
Sponsor: Jewish Social Services, Temple Beth El