Lunch and Learn: Jewish Trailblazers and Rebels

May
30
May/30 12:15 pm -
May/30 01:30 pm

Gratz College Reading Room

When: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Where: 

Gratz College Reading Room

The story of the Jewish people is replete with tales of perseverance. When no other university accepted young Jewish men, they ventured to Padua, Italy, seeking education in medicine. Entering a profession that transcended societal boundaries placed them in a unique role to influence Galician life beyond medicine. While advocating religious and civic reforms, maverick Jewish medics challenged tradition and provoked debate. Approaching the twentieth century, Jewish women won university access to become physicians. Let’s travel the world with the trailblazing Galician Jews and unlock surprising secrets from archival records and maps.

Speaker: 

Andrew Zalewski is a physician and former professor of medicine at Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He is a board member of Gesher Galicia and editor of the organization’s research journal, the “Galitzianer.” Andrew is a frequent speaker at meetings of Jewish genealogical societies, and cultural and academic institutions in the US and abroad. His talks focus on Galicia, the former province of Austria-Hungary and home of a large Jewish community.  

Andrew Zalewski authored two books: “Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family” and “Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots,” in which he traced the story of his ancestors in a historical context. Unique archival records—population surveys, cadastral maps, and old newspapers—provided the background to his in-depth description of Galicia.

$18 by May 21, $20 starting May 22 (includes lunch)
For more information, please contact Mindy Cohen at 215-635-7300 x155 or [email protected].

Register Here.

Event contact information

$18 by May 21, $20 starting May 22 (includes lunch)
For more information, please contact Mindy Cohen at 215-635-7300 x155 or [email protected].

Register Here.