Annual Staenberg Lecture with Jonathan Greenblatt




Maryville University has announced a commitment from philanthropists Michael and Carol Staenberg, and the Staenberg Family Foundation, to launch a five-year annual lecture in partnership with the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The Staenberg Lecture will focus on contemporary social issues through the lens of the Holocaust, its lessons and its historical significance.

“Our Museum and this partnership with Maryville University is an important step to broaden the outreach for learning how the events of the Holocaust and current issues weave together even today,” said Michael Staenberg.

The inaugural annual Staenberg Lecture will feature Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League. The lecture series takes a look at contemporary social issues through the lens of the Holocaust, its lessons and its historical significance. Greenblatt is also author of the new book It Could Happen Here: Why America is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable—And How We Can Stop It.

“We are both honored and grateful to receive such generous support from the Staenberg Family Foundation to launch this program with the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum,” said Maryville President Mark Lombardi, PhD. “Together we will shine a spotlight on social issues that remind us we must never forget our past so that we can build a more just and better future.”

“We are delighted to forge this partnership with Maryville University to educate the community about the legacies of the Holocaust and its relevant, contemporary lessons,” said Helen Turner, director of education and interpretation for the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. “We’re grateful to our longtime partners and supporters Michael and Carol Staenberg and the Staenberg Family Foundation for making this opportunity possible.”

The annual lecture will also create educational opportunities for Maryville students as well as students from area high schools and youth organizations who will attend the lectures.

“We are excited to launch this effort in our community, and provide a platform for sharing ideas and creating a dialogue to combat antisemitism and hate,” Lombardi said. “The lessons of history provide a roadmap for us all.”



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  • Date
  • Tue. April 19, 2022
  • Times
  • Doors 6:00PM | Show 6:30PM
  • Reserved Floor Seating
  • $12.00
  • Age Restrictions




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Glass Animals | 03.23

David Spade | 04.02

Olivia Rodrigo | 04.20

Still Woozy | 06.01

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