Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Public Memory, Art, and Activism

Taught by Professor Karen Frostig

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
3 sessions, April 7 – April 21, 2021
Online class via Zoom. Registration Required.

Professor Karen Frostig, who is a public memory artist and granddaughher of Holocaust victims, will discuss her process of developing two memorial projects in Austria and Latvia. Karen will draw comparisons between her work in Austria and Latvia, and her work as a professor of public art in the United States. In the final session, she will focus on current issues of systemic racism, including the removal of confederate statues in the United States.

Class Schedule:
Please note this class is best experienced through participation in all 3 session. However, if you are unable to attend all 3, there is the option to register for a single session.
Session 1 (April 7) – The Vienna Project in Vienna, Austira
Session 2 (April 14) – Locker of Memory Memorial Project in Riga, Latvia
Session 3 (April 21) – Public Memory in the United States

This class qualifies for the “Justice, Politics, and Contemporary Issues” categories of the Chochmat Lev, A Learned Heart Certificate.

To join us, please register with the form below, and the Zoom link will be shared in your confirmation email. Contact Brigid Goggin with any questions at

Meet the Instructor: Karen Frostig

Karen Frostig is an interdisciplinary, conceptual artist, author, cultural historian and art activist. She is an Associate Professor at Lesley University teaching coursework in Holocaust history, social justice, public art and art activism. Frostig is also a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center, researching Holocaust history and memorial culture. Her father was a Holocaust survivor and her grandparents were deported to the Jungfernhof concentration camp in Riga, Latvia. Frostig is directing the Locker of Memory Memorial Project to honor 3986 victims of this forgotten camp. In 2013-2014, Frostig directed The Vienna Project, a temporary memorial dedicated to remembering seven persecuted Austrian victim groups, murdered under National Socialism.

Class Registration:

The Center for Adult Jewish Learning follows a “Pay What You Can” model for registration. To register for this class, please select “Add” for each attendee you wish to register at the pricing level of your choice, then click “Proceed to Payment” to complete registration.

“Pay What You Can” Registration Details:
-Standard Registration is set at $25 per class session.
-Supporter Registration is set at $35 per class session. This level is for those who are able to contribute more to help keep our programs accessible for all.
-Reduced Registration is set at $10 per session. This level is for those who wish to participate but may find the Standard Registration fee prohibitive.

We also offer scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, or to register for this class by phone and/or pay by check, please contact Brigid Goggin at