Second in a series of illustration Zoom lectures on the architecture and history of synagogues in Eastern Europe, presented by Vladimir Levin, director of the Center for Jewish Art, called Beyond Religion: the History and Architecture of Synagogues in Eastern Europe.
The lecture will discuss the place that women occupied in the synagogue in eastern Europe and the profound changes in their position that took place in the 18th century and in the late 19th century.
The series of three lectures is devoted to the history and architecture of synagogues in eastern Europe, from the 16th and 17th centuries until the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The talks deal with the synagogue as both an architectural space and a public place, discussing features and functions which are far beyond the narrow realm of religion.
The lectures are a program presented by BEIT AVI CHAI, a Jewish cultural hub in Jerusalem dedicated to the creation, development and expression of Jewish thought and ideas.
An online panel discussion:
Restoring Polish Jewish Cemeteries – Linking Preservation to Genealogy
An online panel discussion via Zoom, organized by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles.
Panelists are: Drs. Hatte Blejer, ed a project to clear and restore the Jewish cemetery in Przerosl, Poland; Dan Oren, the founder of The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland; and Steven Reece, Founder and CEO of The Matzevah Foundation.
The Zoom link will be posted about a week before the meeting. Go to the event web page for details.