FODZ (Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland) presents the Virtual Connections to Material Jewish Heritage in Poland project that has just been launched. The project is a public task financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the grant competition “Public Diplomacy 2021.
This project is composed of two parts:
- Project website: https://www.synagogues-fodz.com/about-the-project-en which contains virtual models and tours of historical monuments of the Jewish heritage such as synagogues, pre-funeral home, beit-midrash and cemeteries
- A series of webinars the historical and cultural value of the material Jewish heritage in Poland, and challenges that Polish and Jewish partners, engaged in its preservation, face:
1. Synagogues: Historical Traces- on the history of the buildings and their communities.
A conversation with Professor Thomas C.Hubka (Professor Emeritus from the Department of Architecture, University of Wisconsin−Milwaukee, author of Resplendent Synagogue:Architecture and Worship in an 18th century Polish Community(2003)) and Professor Marcin Wodziński (Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Wrocław, author of Historical Atlas of Hasidism (2018); Hasidism. Key Questions (2018))
You can watch webinar here:
2. Synagogues: Historic Buildings – on their cultural and educational potential.
A conversation with Helise Lieberman (Executive Director of the Taube Center for Jewish Life & Learning Foundation ) and Dr. Glenn Kurtz (author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film).
Webinar available here:
3. Synagogues: The State of Preservation and Future Prospects- possible approaches and challenges in heritage protection.
This seminar will be held on Monday 6th Decemer at 7:00 PM (CET). A conversation with author and journalist, Ruth Ellen Gruber; architect, artist and designer, Natalia Romik; the director of the Okopowa Jewish cemetery in Warsaw, Witold Wrzosiński; and the CEO of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland.
The registration link is also available as follows:
We invite you to explore and enjoy the tours and register for webinar from wherever you are!
The project is a public task financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the grant competition “Public Diplomacy 2021".