News & Blog

  • 13 Nov 2014 6:34 AM | Anonymous

    From its inception, the phenomenon of Hasidism has provoked a series of still unsettled questions:  What accounts for the astounding popularity of the movement?  What role did women play in Hasidic social formations?  How does Hasidism relate to earlier Jewish mystical trends?  Was Hasidism a radical or a conservative movement?   How did Hasidism leave its mark on Hebrew and Yiddish literature of the modern period?


    Join us as we consider these and other themes!


    Hosted by the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies

    Graduate Theological Union, University of California, Berkeley

    Closing lecture

    Marcin Wodzinski, Ph.D.

    Professor of Jewish History and Literature

    University of Wrocław, Poland


    Dr. Wodzinski’s special interests are the regional history of the Jews in Silesia, Jewish sepulchral art, and the social history of Jews in nineteenth-century Poland, specifically the history of Hasidism and Haskalah.


    Additional support for Marcin Wodzinski’s visit is from the

    Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture



  • 05 Nov 2014 9:56 AM | Anonymous

    The grand opening of the core exhibition of Polin, Warsaw's Museum of the History of Polish Jews, took place on October 28, 2014.  This event received global media attention.

    See sample media coverage below:



    New York Times


    New Republic


    Washington Post

    The Independent




    The Jewish Week


    The Huffington Post

  • 27 Oct 2014 1:05 PM | Anonymous

    Historic Opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews:  Live stream  



  • 23 Oct 2014 7:11 AM | Anonymous

    Two Polish Films, Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 










  • 22 Oct 2014 4:09 PM | Anonymous

    To Celebrate Its Jewish History, Poland Presents "a Museum of Life"


    Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw to Unveil Core Exhibition


  • 09 Oct 2014 9:49 PM | Anonymous

    Meet Elizabeth Rynecki, the granddaughter of pre-war painter Moshe Rynecki


    Jewish Community Center, Kraków


    October 26, 2014 



    A documentary about Rynecki's work is in production




    Moshe Rynecki


 SF-Kraków Sister Cities Association
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