The Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UWM and Boswell Book Company present an evening with Mark Oppenheimer, author of Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Shooting and the Soul of a Community.
Squirrel Hill is a piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of one of America’s renowned Jewish neighborhoods in the wake of unspeakable tragedy that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans must confront on the road to healing.
Publishers Weekly offered this praise: "Journalist Oppenheimer delivers a vivid and deeply empathetic look at Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood in the aftermath of the October 2018 mass killing of 11 worshippers at a local synagogue…. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this is a powerful portrait of grief and resilience.”
Mark Oppenheimer is the author of five books, including Knocking on Heaven’s Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture and The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia. He was the religion columnist for The New York Times from 2010 to 2016 and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, and The Believers. The host of Tablet magazine’s podcast Unorthodox, Oppenheimer directs the Yale Journalism Initiative.
Rachel N. Baum is Deputy Director of the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies. She is also Co-Director, with Dr. Hank Knight, of the Stephen Weinstein Holocaust Symposium. She teaches courses on the Holocaust, Jewish film, and Jewish-American culture.
Purchase your copy of Squirrel Hill at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780525657194 .