Documentary Screening at University of Judaism on March 20

Contact: Tosha Petronicolos
(310) 440-1279 

“We Want the Light” Explores German-Jewish Musical Ties
Documentary Screening at University of Judaism on March 20

Director, Producer, and Writer Christopher Nupen and the UJ’s Sigi Ziering Institute present “We Want the Light,” a documentary which explores the impact of German music on Jews and the influence of Jews on German music. This is a Free event from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Monday, March 20 at the UJ’s Gindi Auditorium. 

This film showcases the influence of Jews on German music and the contribution of German music to the rise and success of Nazism. Featuring music performed by Jews in concentration camps and ghettos, the movie also shows the ongoing controversy surrounding performances of Richard Wagner’s music in Israel.  Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q & A session with Christopher Nupen, director, Steven Lowenstein, an expert on German Jewish Culture and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Judaism, and E. Radol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles attorney and the grandson of Arnold Shoenberg 

The Sigi Ziering Insitute Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust (SZI) is a division of the Center for Jewish Ethics at the University of Judaism. As a central event of the 20th century, the Holocaust impacted our understanding of divinity, humanity, responsibility, identity, and mankind’s capacity to do evil. To benefit the Jewish future and humankind, collectively, the SZI continues to discuss and learn from the ethical dimensions of this chapter of history. 

The University of Judaism is located at 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. The UJ is located in the Sepulveda Pass, just east of the Mulholland Drive exit of the 405 Freeway. Parking is free and space is limited. To RSVP, contact Tosha at or call (310) 470-1297. 

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