5 2019

Lecture by Mark Oppenheimer (CJS)

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715

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“The Pittsburgh Project: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting, A Year Later”
Mark Oppenheimer

December 5 at 5:00 pm

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building, H.F.DeLuca Forum
330 N Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715

Abstract: Three weeks after the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh in October 2018—the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history—former New York Times religion columnist began reporting on the ground in Pittsburgh, writing a book about how the tight-knit Squirrel Hill neighborhood copes with tragedy. After dozens of visits and nearly 200 interviews, Oppenheimer is in the midst of writing a definitive account of how a strong community, aided by geography, history, and durable institutions, has persevered. He’s taking a short break from his writing to talk about his findings with the UW and Madison communities.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsor: UW-Madison Religious Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, and First Year Interests Groups Program