Jewish Heritage Europe

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Oct
18
Sun
Hidden Treasures from the UK’s Synagogues @ webinar
Oct 18 @ 18:00 – 19:00

A live online event to discuss and display photo collections and other “hidden treasures” from the archives of synagogues in the UK.

  • Professor David Newman – Ben Gurion University
  • Rachel Lichtenstein – Sandys Row synagogue and Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Lizzy Baker – Tyne and Wear Archives

The event can be watched live on Hidden Treasures web site or on HT’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The discussion will be recorded and will be available to watch on the HT web site after the event.

The feature picture shows the opening of Hull Central Synagogue, Cogan Street • Hull History Centre.

Oct
20
Tue
The Architecture of Gender: Women in the Eastern European Synagogue. @ webinar
Oct 20 @ 20:00 – 21:00
The Architecture of Gender: Women in the Eastern European Synagogue. @ webinar

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 CHAIa Jewish cultural hub in Jerusalem dedicated to the creation, development and expression of Jewish thought and ideas.

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Oct
26
Mon
Jewish Cultural Heritage in Slovakia online conference @ webinar
Oct 26 @ 09:00 – 11:30

 

The sixth Jewish cultural heritage conference in Slovakia was supposed to take place in the former Neolog synagogue in Trnava, now used as an art gallery. Instead, it will be an online webinar, with presentations and the announcement of the annual Eugen Bárkány prize for 2020.

It can be viewed on the Zidia na Slovensku Facebook page 

See program:

Oct
27
Tue
Choral Synagogues in the Russian Empire @ Webinar - online
Oct 27 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Choral Synagogues in the Russian Empire @ Webinar - online | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

Third and final lecture in a series of talks about the art and architecture of synagogues in eastern Europe by Vladimir Levin, director of the Center for Jewish Art.

Learn about the “Choral” synagogues that emerged in the Russian Empire in the mid-19th century and were not initially accepted yet gradually changed to be the synagogues of the social elite, with decorum and good music.

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 CHAIa Jewish cultural hub in Jerusalem dedicated to the creation, development and expression of Jewish thought and ideas.

Click here to register

Jan
31
Sun
Restoring Polish Jewish Cemeteries – Linking Preservation to Genealogy @ Online Zoom panel discussion
Jan 31 @ 13:30 – 15:00
Restoring Polish Jewish Cemeteries – Linking Preservation to Genealogy @ Online Zoom panel discussion

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.

Click here for full details

 

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