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Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies

Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program continues the legacy of Jewish adult education courses offered for nearly nine decades through the Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies and its predecessor institutions. Offerings include courses in basic to advanced Hebrew language instruction, Bible study, Jewish thought, history, culture, and literature. The Distinguished Lecture Series brings world-renowned experts in Jewish studies to engage our community. Film screenings and cultural programs explore contemporary Jewish life in America and abroad.

Jewish Studies Events + Lectures

Sunday, December 3 | 4 p.m.


Ruta Vanagaite, Author and Journalist


When best-selling author and journalist Ruta Vanagaite discovered that her own relatives were complicit in the murder of Lithuanian Jews, she became determined to awaken the consciousness of her fellow country-men. Joining up with Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the two coauthored Musiskiai (Our People: Journey with an Enemy) which uncovers Lithuanians' war-time atrocities. Vanagaite discusses the controversy her work has stirred and the search for truth that it has inspired among many young Lithuanians.


Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: free; Nonmembers: $5 (Advanced registration recommended) |