get-ticketsTuesday, November 5, 7:30pm, JCC Hart Theater
FREE, Tickets Required

Ariel_BurgerRabbi Ariel Burger

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)

Elie Wiesel was a towering presence on the world stage—a Nobel Laureate, activist, adviser to world leaders, and the author of more than 40 books. But when asked, Wiesel always said, “I am a teacher first.” In fact, he taught at Boston University for nearly four decades and, with this book, Rabbi Ariel Burger—devoted protégé, apprentice, and friend—takes us into the sacred space of Wiesel’s classroom.

Witness serves as a primer on educating against indifference, the urgency of individual responsibility, and the role of literature, music, and art in making the world a more compassionate place. Burger gives us a front-row seat to Wiesel’s remarkable exchanges in and out of the classroom.


This event is free and made possible in part by Morris and Rebecca Wortman, the Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, and Michael and Karen Dobkowski