The Chai Society

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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 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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 UPCOMING SPRING EVENTS


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST

Manzulli Boardroom of Foundation Hall at 6:00 p.m.

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The Vienna Project” (2013-2014) was developed as the first public naming memorial in Vienna to simultaneously represent multiple groups of persecuted victims and dissidents of National Socialism,  murdered between 1938-1945. A multi-dimensional, interactive, interdisciplinary project occurring in the public space on the streets of Vienna, the project was conceived as a temporary performance of the archives, joining history with memory, and collaboration with participation.

Discussion will include events leading up to The Vienna Project, as well as a preview for a new permanent naming installation that is currently under development and review.

with guest speaker:

Karen Frostig
Founder and Director of the Vienna Project

This event is co-sponsored by the Wagner College Chai Society, the Council of Jewish Organization of Staten Island, and the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island.

For more information, contact Dr. Laura Morowitz, lmorowitz@wagner.edu