Ellie Shapiro on Poland: A New Jewish Frontier

  • 03 May 2015
  • 2:00 PM
  • The Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Ellie Shapiro on Poland: A New Jewish Frontier


Multi-media Presentation 


For decades, until 1989, Poland’s rich Jewish legacy lay buried under the ashes of the Holocaust. Poland’s return to democracy in 1989 opened new possibilities regarding the country's Jewish heritage. For the last eleven years, Shapiro has been a witness and a participant in this process. She spent the past year living in Kraków researching Jewish cultural initiatives that are currently taking place in Poland's small towns. In this multimedia presentation she shares what is new in the Old Country—and why it matters.

Ellie Shapiro spent 2013 to 2014 in Poland as a Fulbright Fellow and is currently a doctoral student at the Graduate Theological Union. She has directed the Jewish Music Festival for the past fifteen years.

Program made possible, in part, by Judy Baston


Co-presented by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the 30th Jewish Music Festival, KlezCalifornia, the Holocaust Center of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society


Free event and free parking

Enter garage on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy

 SF-Kraków Sister Cities Association
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