Jewish Education in Eastern Europe
9:30 am to 5:30 pm, 16 January 2018
Embassy of the Republic of Poland, 47 Portland Place, London W1B 1JH
A One-Day Conference organised by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL. Co-organised and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Cultural Institute, London.
An emphasis on education has long been a salient feature of the Jewish experience, yet the majority of historians of East European Jewish society treat educational institutions and pursuits as merely a reflection of the surrounding culture. As the conference presentations will show, the essays in this volume seek to address this gap. They present education as an active and potent force for change, highlighting the interrelationship between Jewish educational endeavours, the Jewish community and external economic, political, and social forces.
Registration is essential, on-line only: https://jewisheducation.eventbrite.co.uk
Registration fee £15, student concession £10, plus booking charges.
The conference marks the launch of Studies in Polish Jewry:
POLIN VOLUME 30 - Jewish Education in Eastern Europe. Edited by Eliyana R Adler and Antony Polonsky. Published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. The volume will be available at the conference at a 25% discount.
The Institute of Jewish Studies and the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies wish to thank the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Cultural Institute, London for their generous support of this event.