Lunch & Learn: Jewish Galicia

Oct
03
Oct/03 12:15 pm -
Oct/03 01:45 pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Living Together and Apart

When: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Where: 

Gratz College Reading Room

Lunch and Learn
Jewish Galicia: Living Together and Apart
(1772-1918)

Join us as we “enter” 19th century homes to meet the Jewish inhabitants of Galicia (home to the largest Jewish community in the Austro-Hungarian Empire). Gesher Galicia’s extensive archival collections, Austrian censuses, postcards and maps, together with newspaper clippings and pamphlets, bring to life Jewish presence in cities, such as Lwów and Kraków, and other, smaller towns. Market squares, streets, and schools—situated close to synagogues and churches—provided shared spaces for Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians. Reconstruct life of shared spaces and the richness of the cultural heritage of the former Galicia.

Kosher lunch included.

Speaker:
Andrew Zalewski is a physician and former professor of medicine at Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He is Vice President of Gesher Galicia and the author of two books on Austrian Galicia. 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, with unique records providing the background for his in-depth description of a large Jewish community that once lived there.

Registration & Sponsorship

Register Here.

Or, contact Mindy Cohen at
215-635-7300 x155
[email protected]

Event contact information

Register Here.

Or, contact Mindy Cohen at
215-635-7300 x155
[email protected]