The painted ceiling of the Chodorow synagogue (17th c., reconstruction  of Bet ha-Tefutzot).The Temple of Lwow. Postcard, early 20th c.Maurycy Gottlieb.  Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878

Project Overview

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        In the 2012-2013 academic year, the project for research work on the Jews of Galicia and Bukovina was established within the context of the University of Haifa’s Herzl Institute for Research and Study of Zionism and History. The project is being conducted with the collaboration of the non-profit organization Jewish Galicia and Bukovina (JGB).

 

Ultimate Goals:

The main goal of the project is to promote research and expand existing knowledge on the Jewish communities of Galicia and Bukovina from the middle of the 18th century until the eve of the First World War –their culture, their religious life, their legacy and the significant contribution they made to Jewish culture and to the Jewish people. Because of the lack of extensive research in this field today, the project is focuses on the creation of an infrastructure for collaboration and for the exchange of information between senior and new researchers in Israel and abroad.

 

 

Project Objectives:

    • The creation of a multidisciplinary and international superstructure for the advancement of research in the study of the history of the Jewish communities in Galicia and Bukovina from the mid-19th century to the eve of the Second World War.
    • The establishment of an association consisting of Israel’s universities as well as scholars and graduate and doctoral students specializing in this field.
    • The expansion of international collaboration in this research field.
    • The encouragement of young scholars from Israel and abroad to choose the study of the Jews of Galicia and Bukovina as their chief research field, or as an additional research field in the context of their academic expertise.
    • The encouragement of Israeli students to study languages relevant to this research field – namely, Polish, German and Yiddish – while taking an active part in the project’s activities and maintaining ongoing contact with its participants.
    • To create dialogue and channels of collaboration between Israeli and overseas memory-preserving institutions (that is, institutions engaged in preserving the memory of the Jews of Galicia and Bukovina who perished in the Holocaust) and academic institutions engaged in research in this field.
    • To promote research studies and academic publications related to the subject of the project alongside educational activities conducted outside university environments.
    • The establishment of a multidisciplinary and international superstructure for the advancement of research in the study of the history of the Jewish communities in Galicia and Bukovina from the mid-19th century to the eve of the Second World War.
  • The setting-up of a multidisciplinary and international superstructure for the advancement of research in the study of the history of the Jewish communities in Galicia and Bukovina from the mid-19th century to the eve of the Second World War

  • The setting-up of a multidisciplinary and international superstructure for the advancement of research in the study of the history of the Jewish communities in Galicia and Bukovina from the mid-19th century to the eve of the Second World War

News and Events:

  • Conference plan:

     

    12:00 - 12:15: Registration

     

    Opening note: Prof. Yonatan Meir

     

    12:15 - 13:40 First session

     

    'Lecture: Hassidism in Galicia as religious radicalism. Fanaticism or 'Avera Leshma

    Prof. Binyamin Brown, Hebrew University in Jerusalem