8 O’Clock Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews Sheila Terman Cohen author of Jews in Wisconsin. The book is part of the ‘People of Wisconsin’ series.
Unlike the other cultural groups covered in the People of Wisconsin series, the Jews who have made their home in Wisconsin are united not by a single country of origin, but by a shared history and set of religious beliefs. This diverse group found their way to America’s heartland over several centuries from Germany, Russia, and beyond, some fleeing violence and persecution, others searching for new opportunities, but all making important contributions to the fabric of this state’s history. Through detailed historical information and personal accounts, Sheila Terman Cohen brings to life the stories of their various trials and triumphs. Jews in Wisconsin details their battles against anti-Semitism, their efforts to participate in the communities they joined, and their successes at holding onto their own cultural identities.
Sheila Terman Cohen will give a talk about and sign her new book, Jews in Wisconsin at the events posted below.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Thursday, June 16th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Levy Summer Series
Nakoma Country Club
4145 Country Club Road, Madison, WI 53711
Thursday, July 7th, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch and presentation
History Sandwiched In
Wisconsin Historical Museum
30 N Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Tuesday, July 12th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This event is FREE and open to the public