Adult Ed Classes - Mini Series

Date: Thu March 23, 2017Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:  Alayne Meilman Chapel
Contact: Lynne Ecker Email:

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.


Session Three -  Open Heart: sums this work up best saying, "Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces, and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage, children, and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and for the survivors? His ongoing questioning of God—where has it led? Is there hope for mankind? The world’s tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice gives us a luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets, and abiding faith of a remarkable man.