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

Elie Wiesel:  A TRIBUTE

with guest speakers:

Dr. Erin McGlothin
Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies at Washington University
and author of  Second-Generation Holocaust Literature:  Legacies of Survival and Perpetration

Rachel Borenstein
Chair of Cafe Europa and member of the Wagner College Chai Society

Dr. Laura Morowitz
Professor of Art History and Interim Director of the Wagner College Holocaust Education and Programming Center

Showcased readings from Elie Wiesel's works, chosen by
Rabbi Stephen Stern

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.

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Or contact Stephanie Koch, Donor Relations Coordinator: or 718.390.3225