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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

 

Feb
9
Tue
Polish-Jewish genealogy and cemetery protection
Feb 9 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Polish-Jewish genealogy and cemetery protection @ Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

Webinar presentation on Polish-Jewish genealogy and protecting Jewish cemeteries, hosted by JewishGen.org. Find info and sign up at https://www.jewishgen.org/live

Feb
23
Tue
Legacy of the Shtetl: Investigating Polish-Belarusian-Ukrainian Borderlands @ Online Zoom event
Feb 23 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Legacy of the Shtetl: Investigating Polish-Belarusian-Ukrainian Borderlands @ Online Zoom event | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States
The Legacy of the Shtetl: Investigating Polish-Belarusian-Ukrainian Borderlands
with Dr Magdalena Waligórska, and Dr Natalia Romik, respondent, and with Prof François Guesnet, Chair 
 
Co-organized by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and  the UCL Institute of Jewish Studies
 
Magdalena Waligórska takes us on a journey to the post-1945 Polish-Ukrainian-Belorusian borderlands where she explores small towns which had a predominantly Jewish population before the Second World War and the Holocaust. Here, Jewish property both entirely fell under the control of the new ethnic majority and remained a “disinherited heritage” that continues to cause dissonance and psychological discomfort to its current “heirs.”
 
The unsettling presence of Jewish ruins, resurfacing human remains, walled-in objects, collapsing cellars, and the recycled tombstones constitutes an “intrusion of the past into the present” that, decades after the war, still demands action and results in different local responses.
 
The respondent, Natalia Romik, is an artist, urban historian, and architect from Warsaw who has undertaken similar but different explorations of the Jewish heritage in small Polish towns.
 
Returning To The Town Known As Auschwitz @ Online Zoom event
Feb 23 @ 23:00 – Feb 24 @ 00:00
Returning To The Town Known As Auschwitz @ Online Zoom event | Dallas | Texas | United States

As part of events marking the 20th anniversary of the Auschwtiz Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Poland, this web event will explore the Center’s commemoration efforts in Oświęcim and their impact on descendants of the town’s Jewish residents.

The Auschwitz Jewish Center (AJC) is a branch of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York.

The program will feature Barbara Posner, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor from Oświęcim, and Shlomi Shaked, the grandson of another survivor from Oświęcim, who have both reconnected with the town over the past two decades.

The organizer ask that attendees please consider making a $20 contribution in recognition of the Auschwitz Jewish Center’s 20th anniversary and in support of its next 20 years.
 
Register at this link — https://mjhnyc.org/events/returning-to-the-town-known-as-auschwitz/
May
5
Wed
Jewish Heritage Preservation: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies @ Online webinar
May 5 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Jewish Heritage Preservation: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies @ Online webinar
 

Why should Jewish heritage matter? To whom does it belong? Who are the responsible stakeholders in its preservation? How can we ensure its future?

A #TJHTalks program organized in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage, and Jewish Heritage Hard Talk.

Click here to register

Four experts will respond to these questions from global, regional, national, and local perspectives. They will discuss achievements thus far and how cooperation and strategic thinking are necessary to overcome the challenges that lie ahead.

The webinar will include a 45-minute discussion, followed by a 15-minute Q&A, in which you can ask questions submitted before or during the broadcast.

Speakers:

Ruth Ellen Gruber, Coordinator, Jewish Heritage Europe

Piotr Puchta, Director, Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland

Victor Sorenssen, Director, The European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ)

moderated by

Helise Lieberman, Director, Taube Center for Jewish Life & Learning
 
 
Jun
12
Sat
Preserving Memory 2021 award ceremony @ Online event
Jun 12 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Preserving Memory 2021 award ceremony @ Online event

Ten non-Jewish Poles who preserve, protect, and maintain Jewish cultural heritage in Poland will be honored at the 24th edition of the Preserving Memory awards, honors that were established by Michael Traison in 1998.

The ceremony will take place at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow but will also be live streamed via Zoom and Facebook.

Register for the Zoom feed at the following link:

 
 
 
 
Jun
25
Fri
Krakow Jewish Culture Festival @ Online event also on-site
Jun 25 – Jul 4 all-day
Krakow Jewish Culture Festival @ Online event also on-site | Kraków | Małopolskie | Poland

The 30th Krakow Jewish Culture Festival will take place on-site and also on-line.

Live-streamed events can be accessed on the new website: 30.jewishfestival.pl

They include the events held in the JCF Tent, concerts organized in the Museum of Urban Engineering, Collegium Maius and the Tempel synagogue.

After the end of the live stream, they will be able to be accessed in the event archives.

Click here to see the Festival program

Jul
1
Thu
Polish Jewish cemeteries webinar @ Online webinar
Jul 1 @ 16:00 – 18:00
Polish Jewish cemeteries webinar @ Online webinar

The Task Ahead: a two-hour webinar on preserving Jewish cemeteries in Poland, to be held online July 1.

Confirmed keynote speakers include :

  • Michał Laszczkowski, President of the Coalition of Guardians of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland
  • Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress

The webinar is sponsored by the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, The Matzevah Foundation, the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, the World Jewish Restitution Organization, and the Chief Rabbinate of Poland.

It is a follow-up to a webinar held in August 2020.

Click for the conference web page, with registration form

Aug
29
Sun
“Restoring the Memory of Jewish Communities of Upper Silesia” @ online
Aug 29 @ 19:00 – 20:00
“Restoring the Memory of Jewish Communities of Upper Silesia” @ online
“RESTORING THE MEMORY OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF UPPER SILESIA”
 
31 year old Sławek Pastuszka is the grandchild of two Holocaust survivors. He is the new head of the Katowice Chevrah Kadisha (burial society). Sławek is doctoral student in Judaic Studies at Jagiellonian University, a cemetery guardian/preservationist and a prolific author of books and articles on Jewish history and Jewish cemeteries.
 
Most recently, Sławek was instrumental in retrieving dozens of tombstones that were vandalized many years ago from the Sosnowiec cemetery. The talk will be in English.
Here is the Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 892 5998 5966
Passcode: HLK4Wh
Nov
22
Mon
Synagogues: Historic Buildings – on their cultural and educational potential @ online
Nov 22 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Synagogues: Historic Buildings – on their cultural and educational potential @ online

A conversation with Helise Lieberman (Executive Director of the Taube Center for Jewish Life & Learning Foundation ) and Dr. Glenn Kurtz (author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film). 

The Webinar is part of the Synagogues in Poland project of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland.

 

 

Register here — https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7lcg5DifQNWwuVVd2gXKLQ

 

 

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