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Virtual: Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom

Date: September 13, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ariel Burger is the author of the National Jewish Book Award Winning book Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom. The world remembers Elie Wiesel—Nobel laureate, activist, and author of more than forty books—as a great humanist. He passed away in July 2016. Ariel Burger first met Elie Wiesel at age fifteen. They studied and taught together. Witness chronicles the intimate conversations between these two men over decades, as Burger sought counsel on matters of intellect, spirituality, and faith, while navigating his own personal journey from boyhood to manhood, from student and assistant to rabbi and, in time, teacher. In this profoundly hopeful, thought-provoking, and inspiring book, Burger takes us into Elie Wiesel’s classroom, where the art of listening and storytelling conspire to keep memory alive. Hope, inspiration and the art of listening are all things we need more of today.

This program is supported by the Ilona Irene Rosenschein Holocaust Education Endowment Fund (IIRHEF) at the Boulder JCC. This fund was launched in 2019 with a generous donation from Larry Cohn to honor Irene and her contribution to Holocaust education in the Boulder Community. We will begin our program with a tribute to Irene by her family and community members. A short film will be shown, including Irene’s testimony to the Shoah Foundation. If you would like to support the IIRHEF, you can make a donation on the JCC’s main donation page. Please indicate in the notes that it is for this fund.

Sunday, September 13 | 4 - 5:30 pm | FREE