The Legacy of Elie Wiesel

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Zachs Hillel House Great Room
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Sharon Portnoff
Religious Studies Department

Nadine Epstein, editor and publisher, will share her personal memories of Elie Wiesel and will discuss Der Moment (1910-1939), the Yiddish daily newspaper in Warsaw that was extinguished by the Nazis and inspired the founding of the new Moment in 1975.  She’ll discuss Elie Wiesel's legacy through the pages of Moment and the eyes of some of the people who knew him well.

Nadine Epstein is the editor and publisher of Moment Magazine and founder and Executive Director of the Center for Creative Change. She is also founder of the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative.  A longtime journalist, her work has appeared in Moment, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, The Christian Science Monitor, Ms., and other publications. She covered politics and news in the Chicago bureau of The New York Times and at The City News Bureau of Chicago, then covered the U.S.-Mexico border while based in Arizona. She also covered rural America for seven years.  She is a recipient of a prestigious 1990 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan as well as many grants including the Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and the Fund for Investigative Journalism. She taught in the Master’s Program in Journalism at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a University Doctoral Fellow at Columbia University. She has co-written three books, contributed to anthology collections and co-written a documentary film, which was selected as a semifinalist for an Academy Award.  She lives in Washington D.C. with her family, where she also an artist.


The Legacy of Elie Wiesel 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Zachs Hillel House Great Room
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