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Lunch and Program

Wednesday, May 16, 2019
12 Noon

Guest Speaker: Speaker: Jodi Elowitz

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center Museum opened on January 27, 2019 in historic Union Terminal, where many of the region's local survivors arrived to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of WWII.

Jodi Elowitz, the new Director of Education & Engagement for the HHC, will give a talk on the building of the museum. She has a wide range of experience in the field of Holocaust studies. Most recently she was an Adjunct Professor of the Humanities at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona teaching her signature course on the Holocaust. While in Arizona, Ms. Elowitz continued her association with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) at the University of Minnesota, providing content for a large archival project and also contributing articles about Holocaust representation in film for the Center's blog. Jodi began her career at CHGS at its founding in 1997 and returned in 2010 as the Outreach and Program Coordinator.

Ms. Elowitz's area of expertise is artistic representation of the Holocaust in the visual arts with an emphasis on work done in the camps and ghettos. Current research is on Holocaust memory in animated and popular film. Her article "Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto: Representing the Unimaginable through Animated Film" was published in Short Film Studies Journal Volume 4, Number 2, 2014.  In addition to writing, Ms. Elowitz has also presented her work at conferences and through public speaking engagements.

Prior to her time at CHGS, Ms. Elowitz was the Executive Director for the Tennessee Holocaust Commission and the director of Holocaust Education for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. In all of her positions Elowitz has overseen numerous educational and community programs, designed workshops, resources, study guides and curriculum for secondary educators.

Ms. Elowitz received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities/Art History and her Master of Liberal Studies degree at the University of Minnesota.

HaZak, our Solomon Schechter Award-winning program, is dedicated to serving the social, educational, and religious needs of our members aged 55 and over. The word HaZaK, which means "strength" in Hebrew, also stands for Hokhma (Wisdom), Ziknah (Maturity) and Kadimah (Looking Forward). HaZak programs are scheduled once a month on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. They include a variety of entertaining speakers and musical performances, as well as a delicious and healthy lunch.

There is no charge for either the lunch or program, but donations are appreciated. Please RSVP to the NHS office at (513) 931-6038 or email Sarah Barnard and Bobbi Handwerger are Hazak Chairs.


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