Join us for lunch and a presentation by Dr. Marcin Wodziński, professor of Jewish studies at the University of Wrocław in Poland.
Kosher lunch will be served from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM in the KJCC Dining Room and is open to students only. Presentation with start at 1:00 PM in the KJCC Library.
Is it true that Hasidism dominated most of East European Jewry already by the end of the eighteenth century? What were the borders of Hasidic influence? When, how, and why did they change? Which Hasidic dynasties were strongest and why? What brought an end of Hasidism in Eastern Europe? How did Hasidism resurrect in the post-Holocaust world? How strong is it today? These and other questions inform the lecture about the geography of this most important socio-religious movement in modern Judaism.