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Rebecca Erbelding::Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts To Save the Jews
Philip Wexler::Social Vision: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Transformative Paradigm for the World
Alan Zweibel::Field Guide to the Jewish People
Jonathan Weisman::(((SEMITISM))) Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump
Rabbi Ariel Burger::Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom
Michael Roizen::What to Eat When
Chanie Apfelbaum::Millenial Kosher
Naftali Hanau and Mitch Gruber::in conversation
Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook::Israeli Soul
Rachel Barenbaum::A Bend in the Stars
Armando Lucas Correa::The Daughter's Tale
Jennifer Cody Epstein::Wunderland
Daniel Oz::Further Up The Path
Robert Kravetz::Baby Boomer Baseball: True Stories from the Golden Age of the Game
Michael Lasser::City Songs: An American Life 1900-1950
Judith Viorst::Nearing 90 (And Other Comedies of Late Life)
Julie Orringer::The Flight Portfolio

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