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


In the aim of widening the circle of students and non-academic audiences interested in Jewish history in Galicia and Bukovina, we are in the process of creating a series of online courses available for people all over the world.

The first online course is given by Prof. Joshua Shanes is titled "Jews of Galicia: A History." The course surveys the establishment, flourishing and destruction of this once vital community by examining its social, economic, political, religious and cultural history from the eighteenth century – the time of the province's creation – to the Holocaust.






Lesson 1: "Polish Partition and the Birth of Galicia"

Lesson 2 "Hasidism and Traditional Jewish Society"

Lesson 3: "Haskalah: The Jewish Enlightenment"

Lesson 4: "Emancipation"

Lesson 5: "Modern Jewish Politics: Jewish Nationalism and its Opponents"

Lesson 6: Jewish Life After Emancipation: Economic Developments and Antisemitism

Lesson 7: "First World War and its Aftermath"

Lesson 8: “Interwar Soviet Experience”

Lesson 9: “Independent Poland”

Lesson 10: “Holocaust: Destruction and Afterlife”