Usually for Professor Steven Katz, history requires the passage of time to allow us to develop a perspective that is not just the immediate. No matter how significant an event or a person is, it can only be understood in context and from a different vantage point…
For Steven and for us, however, appreciating Elie Wiesel, just two years after his death is both wholly appropriate and extraordinarily meaningful. The Nobel Committee called Elie Wiesel a “messenger to mankind.” George Clooney wrote, “We had a champion who carried our pain, our guilt and our responsibility on his shoulders for generations.”
For decades, Elie Wiesel taught at Boston University and the Center for Jewish Studies headed by Steven Katz has been named in his honor. They became close friends and colleagues.
Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday evening, December 8 begin at 6:30 PM at Glencoe Park District’s Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe followed by a fully catered dinner (please do not bring a side or dessert)and study (contact the office for dinner reservations 847-835-3232 or email@example.com).
Shabbat services will be in the Family Education Center at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe on Saturday, December 9 beginning at 10 AM followed by kiddush lunch and continued study.