We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of former Lubar Fellow Eric Salitsky. We lost a compassionate, curious, open minded, and creative human being. A real mensch. Eric always credited the Lubar Institute’s Fellowship Program for his interest in interreligious dialogue and shared sacred spaces. After graduating from the UW-Madison, he went on to earn a Master of Architecture from the Pratt Institute. It was Eric’s passion to explore and design multifaith worship spaces.
With a heavy heart I read what Eric wrote to me three years ago: “I’m starting to carve out a niche interest in my chosen career that can be traced all the way back to 2006 with you, Charles, and Ovamir who sparked my initial fascination with interfaith dialogue. I wanted to write to thank you and everyone else at the religious studies department for guiding my first couple steps on this path.”
May his memory be for a blessing (z”l).