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

International workshop: The Jews of Galicia and Bukovina in the 18-19th centuries - December 19, 2012, Haifa

The workshop's main objective was to expose Israeli scholars to young scholars abroad, who conduct their research on Galicia and Bukovina Jewry in leading universities, and to establish cooperative connections between the Israeli and foreign scholars.




workshop plan:


 First lecture

Anna Borejsza-Wysock, Brown University

An Identity in Flux: The Life and Work of Wilhelm Feldman in fin-de-siecle Urban Galicia.

Commentator: Dr. Ella Bauer, Kibutzim college

Anna's lecture summary

Dr. Sara Bender, Dr. Ella Bauer and Anna Borejska-Wisoka at the workshop


Second lecture

Boerries Kuzmany, Central European University

 Brody: A Galician Border City in the Long Nineteenth Century

Commentator: Dr. Haim Cohen, Galician and Bukovina 

Hertzel Institute, University of Haifa 


Third lecture

Alicja Maślak - Maciejewska – Jagiellonian university, Cracow

 The problem of the development of progressive circles in Krakow - 1840-1897

Commentator: Dr. Ella Bauer, Kibutzim college

Alicja's lecture summary

Fourth lecture

Ofer Dynes – Harvard University

 The Establishment of the Habsburg Secret Police and the Rise of Modern Jewish Prose in Galicia, 1815-1839

Commentator: Dr. Nathan Shifris, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ofer's lecture summary