Shaarei Shamayim welcomes Professors Teri Dobbs and Rachel F. Brenner from the School of Music and the Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the UW-Madison. They will share their current work with our community:
Professor Dobbs will discuss how the Holocaust has left an indelible mark on the psyche of post-Holocaust generations. Survivor testimonies have been transformed into numerous literary, cultural, and artistic forms. The goal is to explore together how the testimonies of the survivors inspired these cultural responses, which continue to shape our present.
Professor Brenner will explore how the establishment of the State of Israel was another watershed moment in the history of the Jewish people and in the world at large. The complexity of the new state is deeply grounded in the three Abrahamic religions. The discussions will investigate the interwoven, and unfortunately, often hostile and always complex religious underpinnings of the present political situation.
They will also be teaching these courses at the university and warmly invite you to join them. Wisconsin residents age 60 and older may register tuition-free as senior adult auditors. Information on auditing can be found at http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/advising/audit60.htm or by telephoning 608-262-1156.