A Conversation with Rabbi Herman Schaalman and His Biographer, Richard Damashek

The Edgewater Historical Society
in collaboration with the Chicago Jewish Historical Society
presents its Annual Austin Wyman Lecture

Sunday, October 13, 2:00 pm

 A Brand Plucked From the Fire: The Life of Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman tells the story of Rabbi Schaalman from his birth in Munich in 1916 to his remarkable ascendance to major religious and interfaith leader in Chicago.

Out of the darkness of the Holocaust, he sought and found a way to build a new and better relationship with his God and with other human beings. Rabbi Schaalman was recently named one of Edgewater’s Living Treasures.

Sunday, October 13, 2:00 pm
Emanuel Congregation, 5959 North Sheridan Road, Chicago

Book-signing and social hour with kosher refreshments to follow
Admission free and open to the public

Professor Richard Damashek is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and a retired college English professor. During the eight years required to produce this book, he conducted more than 100 hours of interviews with Rabbi Schaalman and many more interviewing his colleagues, friends, and associates. Damashek undertook the writing of this book as a gift to his rabbi and friend, from whom he has learned more than he can ever repay.
For more information contact the Chicago Jewish Historical Society at (312) 663-5634 or info@chicagojewishhistory.org