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Program

Jan 22, 2012 10:00 AM

Will to Learn: A Day of Talks honoring the Great Minds of Terezin

Series of Lectures. Will to Learn: A day of Talks Honoring the Great Minds of Terezin. Randy Cohen, Judy Gold, Sam Hoffman, Rabbi Capers Funnye, Milette Gaifman, Lisa Peschel, Jane Eisner, Martin Smok and others

This day-long program is inspired by the memory of the remarkable inmates of the Terezín Ghetto and comprises a series of talks derived directly from the lectures conceived and presented by residents themselves—many of whom were professors and scholars. It is emblematic of their will to learn, thrive and retain some semblance of normalcy—against impossible odds.

Randy Cohen, Judy Gold, Sam Hoffman, Rabbi Capers Funnye, Milette Gaifman, Lisa Peschel, Jane Eisner, Martin Smok and others

A rarefied group of world-class experts will reinterpret lectures given at Terezín on a range of topics, including:

Randy Cohen, former New York Times “Ethicist” and Jane Eisner, Editor of The Forward, on “Jewish Ethics”

Rabbi Capers Funnye, spiritual leader of Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago and Michelle Obama’s cousin, on “Travels to African Jews” (This talk is presented in cooperation with Be’chol Lashon.)

Judy Gold, award-winning comedian, actress and playwright and Sam Hoffman, founder of OldJewsTellingJokes.com, on “Jewish Humor,” moderated by political humorist Scott Blakeman

Milette Gaifman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art and Classics at Yale and grand-niece of Terezín inmate Karel Fleischmann, on “Greek Culture”

Lisa Peschel, PhD, MFA, ground-breaking scholar presenting a lively performance in word and song based on works written at Terezín.

The program includes breakfast, lunch and a post-program reception: Sun, Jan 22, 10 am, Coffee and Pastries; 10:30 am – 4 pm, Program

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Venue:

92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street

Date

Jan 22, 2012 10:00 AM

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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