The Chai Society


Wagner College, founded in 1883, takes pride in the diversity of its students and its service to the community. Today, Wagner College continues to build on this longstanding commitment by recruiting students from all groups: religious, ethnic, racial, sexual, demographic, and cultural. The Chai Society at Wagner College, established in 2004, is dedicated to strengthening the ties between the College and the Jewish community.  Through its support of Wagner College's Holocaust Education & Programming Center and co-curricular activities, the Chai Society promotes knowledge and understanding of the richness of the Jewish experience.

The Chai Society is facilitated through the joint efforts of Wagner College's Office of Institutional Advancement, the Chai Society Steering Committee, Hillel, and Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger, assistant professor and director of urban programs at Wagner College.

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Wagner College Holocaust Education & Programming Center

This week, a very moving one-hour show drawing from the Tragedy and Resilience photo exhibit "Holocaust Survivors of Staten Island" will be shown on CTV.  It features (in person) Auschwitz survivor Rachel Roth, 2nd generation Abraham Malz and 3rd generation (and Wagner student) Jennifer Weile; the show is narrated by Prof. Lori Weintrob, the Center's director.  It also features portraits and histories of Egon Salmon, Arthur Spielman, Chaim Ben-Aron, Moritz and Brenda Perelman, and Rachel Gottlieb and remarks from Brita Wagener, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in NY.

On SI Channel 37 (Verizon) or 1997 Time Warner Cable Show Times

Wed. 9:10 pm

Thurs. 6:55 pm

Fri. 5:00 pm

Sat. 3:30 pm

Sun. 6:00 pm

Times are the same in Manhattan, however, channels may be different

Wagner College's Holocaust Education & Programming Center presents its inaugural exhibit

"Tragedy and Resilience: Holocaust Survivors of Staten Island"

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Annual Chai Society Community Mitzvah Awards Dinner

To see photos of the 2015 Chai Mitzvah Awards Dinner, click here

For more information, please contact Nancy Tricorico, Office of the VP for Institutional Advancement at 718-390-3225 or