JTS Cosponsors Conference on “Students Against the Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Seminary Students Who Spoke Out Against the Nazi Genocide”

Press Contact: Eve Glasberg
Office: (212) 678-8089
Email: evglasberg@jtsa.edu


October 20, 2010, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is cosponsoring the upcoming conference entitled “Students Against the Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Seminary Students Who Spoke Out Against the Nazi Genocide.” Additional cosponsors are the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, Union Theological Seminary (UTS), the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies, the Targum Shlishi Foundation, and the Columbia University Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 10, from 1:00 to 5:25 p.m. Sessions will be held at JTS, located at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street), and at UTS, located at 3041 Broadway (at 121st Street).

The opening session, from 1:00 to 3:15 p.m., will take place at UTS. The lecturers will be Rabbi Professor David Golinkin, who will speak on “The Student Struggle Against the Holocaust: November 1942 through February 1943”; Professor David S. Wyman, who will discuss “American Christian Responses to the Holocaust”; Dr. Susan Subak, who will talk about “The Role of the Unitarian Church in the Rescue of Jews from Europe”; and Dr. Rafael Medoff, who will speak about “Building a Jewish-Christian Coalition for Rescue.”

The second session, from 3:40 to 5:25 p.m., will be held at JTS. The lecturers will be Rabbi Professor David Golinkin, who will talk about “The Student Struggle Against the Holocaust: March through August 1943”; Rabbi Jonathan Lipnick, who will discuss “Student Activism, Then and Now”; Rabbi Dr. Haskel Lookstein, whose topic will be “Jewish Unity and Disunity During the Holocaust”; and Robert Weintraub, who will speak about “American Jewish Responses to the Holocaust.” Rabbi Dr. David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, will offer additional comments.

For the general public, the registration fee is $25 ($15 for students), and registration is via www.wymaninstitute.org. For JTS, UTS, and Columbia students, faculty, and staff, admission is free, and no registration is required. For more information, please visit www.wymaninstitute.org.



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