NJ GSI Conference Schedule

September 10, 2006

Rutgers University Busch Campus Center

tentative 

10:00-10:15 am – Registration
10:15
–10:30 am – Welcome
Dr. Paul Winkler – Executive Director, NJ Commission on Holocaust Education
Dina Cohen – GSI
Dr. Gary Rendsberg – Chair, Jewish Studies,
Rutgers

10:30 – 11:15 am
– Keynote  – Contributing to the Conversation:  Facts and Fictions
Discussion, Reading and Book Signing by
Thane Rosenbaum

Critically-Acclaimed Novelist , Human Rights Law Professor, Essayist on culture and politics

11:20 – 12:30 – Panel Discussion

            Creative Responses to the Legacy of the Holocaust

 Carolyn Dorfman – Dance

Naava Piatka – Theater

Debbie Teicholz-Guedalia – Photography/Art

Barbara Wind – Poetry

12:35 – 1:15 pm – Lunch – Honoring the Torchbearers, Sharing Session

1:20 – 2:50 pm
– Workshops

Psychological Legacy of the
Holocaust –  Dr. Irit Felsen

Transforming Memory: A Writing Workshop –  Dr. Nancy Gerber

Speaking Effectively about the Holocaust – Esther Finder

Roots in Pages of Testimony – Ilana Apelker, American Society for Yad Vashem

2:50 – 3:00 Wrap-up

3:15 – Special performance: Reading of the play, Dear Esther, about Sobibor survivor Esther Raab, introduced by her son Abe Raab


Book signings            Art Showcase