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Liesl M. Blockstein Memorial Lecture Featuring Rabbi Andrea Steinberger

Sunday, February 9, 2020 14 Sh'vat 5780

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Antisemitism on the College Campus: Executive Orders, Free Speech, Inclusivity, Exclusivity, and Safe Space

Complimentary brunch is included at 9:45 am; the lecture begins at 10:15 am. Advance registration requested.

Jewish Social Services is pleased to continue to co-sponsor, with Temple Beth El, the annual Liesl M. Blockstein Memorial Lecture. The event honors Liesl Blockstein, a woman who escaped from Hitler’s Austria in the 1930s and was a well-known force for justice and a leader in both the Jewish community and the wider community. The lecture always features a woman who embodies Liesl’s commitment to social justice and Jewish life. We are pleased to announce that this year’s lecture features Rabbi Andrea Steinberger.

Rabbi Andrea Steinberger will talk about recent campus culture here in Wisconsin and internationally. She will address what has changed in the campus dialogue and awareness about the Holocaust, the State of Israel, and cultural norms, from one generation to another. She will discuss ideas like intersectionality, identifying as a Jew on campus, and how anti-Zionism and antisemitism often end up in the same conversations, thinking about some subtle and not-so-subtle attitudes and behaviors, and end with optimism about the future.”

Rabbi Steinberger serves Hillel at the University of Wisconsin. Since 1999 she has provided opportunities for students on the UW campus to explore spiritual practices, experience Jewish learning, ask difficult questions, and come together for Shabbat and holidays, helping students create and expand their Jewish lives and practices during their college years. She is a member of Temple Beth El and has taught in our Religious School. Rabbi Steinberger and her husband, Greg, have three children: Abby, Emma, and Sari Steinberger.


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