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Featured Friday with Professor Cathy Lesser Mansfield
April 26 @ 8:00 pm
One event on April 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Featured Friday with Professor Cathy Lesser Mansfield of Drake University Law School. Professor Mansfield will speak on “Nazi Laws: From Democracy to Dictatorship to Genocide.”
Cathy Lesser Mansfield, a native Clevelander and graduate of Cleveland Heights High School, is a Professor of Law at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. She teaches a variety of consumer and commercial law courses, and served as a Policy Analyst for two years with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and as a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law School. Professor Mansfield also teaches a course called “Holocaust and the Law.” She was a Silberman Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a program titled “The Impact and Legacy of the Holocaust on the Law.”
Professor Mansfield is the composer and librettist of an opera, titled “The Sparks Fly Upward”, which follows three German
families in Berlin, two Jewish and one Christian, through the Holocaust, beginning in the autumn of 1938. The story is told
completely through music and is based on years of research in many Holocaust archives. In conjunction with the first
performance of the opera, she founded The Sparks Fly Upward Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating
people about the Holocaust, genocide and tolerance through presentations of Sparks and ancillary activities. Sparks will have
its Cleveland premiere in November 2020, in affiliation with The Temple and featuring Cantor Kathy Sebo. Professor Mansfield
is currently working on a book about the history of home ownership and mortgage lending in the united States as told through
the lens of a single block in Cleveland Heights. She is living in Cleveland this year on sabbatical to finish this project, which
will be published by Cambridge University Press.
A 7:00 PM Shabbat Dinner will precede the program. Dinner – $16 per person (reservations required)
Shabbat dinner reservations and payment can be made online at bit.ly/featuredfridayttti or by
calling the Temple Reservation Line at 216.831.3233, ext. 162, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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