LUNA STAGE hosts lawyers Maya Grosz, Justine Olderman, and Magda Schaler-Haynes, who will discuss “Jewish Women, Social Justice, and the Law” following the Sunday, Nov. 3, production of “Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library.”
Set in 1933 Berlin, “Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library” is based on the detention and interrogation of Jewish political philosopher Hannah Arendt at the age of 26. Arendt was accused of activist crimes against the state.
Grosz, Olderman, and Schaler-Haynes will reflect on the play and their identities as activist lawyers and Jewish women exploring the connection between identity and social action. All three panelists are members of Bnai Keshet in Montclair.
Grosz is associate professor of law at Seton Hall Law School; previously, she was director of the civil unit at Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Olderman is a trial lawyer and executive director of The Bronx Defenders. Schaler-Haynes is the director of policy and strategic planning at the New Jersey Department of Health.
Luna’s world premiere production of “Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library” runs through Nov. 17. Tickets cost $25-$40 and are available at LunaStage.org or by calling 866-811-4111. The schedule of special events, including pre-show LunaLit book-related programs and
post-show conversations, is available at LunaStage.org.