Adult Ed Classes - Mini Series

Date: Thu March 9, 2017Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:  Alayne Meilman Chapel
Contact: Lynne Ecker Email: VPadulteducation@g-h-c.org

The Three Sides of Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was the moral voice of a generation who's impact will be felt for many generations to come.  He gave language to the unspeakable atrocities of the Holocaust and generated a record that will continue to testify to the atrocities waged against us and so many.  Using the Holocaust as an example he explained that where ever there is suffering the Jews feels the pain. Through his writing , activism and public works he became a spokesman for humanitarian crises the world over.  The loss of his life leaves a gap in all of our lives.

In this mini-series Rabbi Stein will introduce us to the various aspects of this magnificent man as we read excerpts from his writings together and show that he was more than just a historian of a single horrific event.  He was a scholar, a poet and a novelist.

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Session One - It is through this  trilogy Night, Dawn and Day  we are introduced to Elie Wiesel.  It is in these three books, that Elie Wiesel recounts for the us the holocaust in a way that ignites our imaginations and grounds us completely in this unparalleled tragedy. It might even be said that these three works are the foundation for every piece of Holocaust literature to follow.