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 & 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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In Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day & the 71st anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Laura Morowitz, Professor of Art History presents

Erasing Jewish Vienna: The 1943 Gustav Klimt Retrospective

Beethoven Frieze 1902
Adele Bauer Bloch 1907Detail of the Beethoven Frieze (1902), owned by Gustav Klimt’s most important Jewish Patron, Erich Lederer; Adele Bauer Bloch (1907)

Thursday January 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Manzulli Board Room in Foundation Hall, Wagner College

Kosher falafel and dessert served

Dr. Laura Morowitz, Professor of Art History at Wagner College, is currently writing a book examining art in Vienna in relation to cultural erasure. Last year she taught a course on Nazi Art and Aesthetics. Her article, "'Heil the Hero Klimt: Nazi Aesthetics and the 1943 Gustav Klimt Retrospective" will appear in Oxford Art Journal. She served as researcher for a novel on the Adele Bloch Bauer painting to be published by Atria (Simon and Schuster) in 2016. She is the co-author of Consuming the Past: The Medieval Revival in Fin de Siecle France (Ashgate 2003) and co-editor of Artistic Brotherhoods in Nineteenth Century Art (Ashgate 2000).

Sponsored by Holocaust Education and Programming Center, Hillel and Chai Society at Wagner College

For more information contact Prof. Lori R. Weintrob, Director of the Holocaust Education and Programming Center at 718-390-3309 or email lrweintr@wagner.edu.


Holocaust Remembrance Readings

In Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 71st anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Andre Wadja photo

Above image from Andrej Wajda’s 1990 Film Korczak

Sunday, January 31, 2016
3-5 pm
Manzulli Boardroom in Foundation Hall

Kosher falafel and dessert served

Staten Island OutLOUD presents a special afternoon of readings and conversation in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Co-hosted by Prof. Lori Weintrob and her students. Located at One Campus Road at Howard Avenue, Staten Island NY 10301. Ample free parking in the college lots; enter on Howard Avenue or Campus Road.

Sponsored by Staten Island OUTLoud, Wagner College Hillel, and Holocaust Education and Programming Center

For more information contact Prof. Lori R. Weintrob, Director of the Holocaust Education and Programming Center at 718-390-3309 or email lrweintr@wagner.edu.


HOLOCAUST STORY FEATURED IN WAGNER MAGAZINE

"Buried Stories" about the new Holocaust center online read more


 SAVE THE DATE!

Chai Society Annual Community Mitzvah Awards

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

6:30pm in Manzulli Boardroom in Foundation Hall

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 chaisociety@wagner.edu.