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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia

February 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Topic: What is there for Jews in modern day Poland? An Introduction to The Neshoma Project

As we know, ninety percent of Polish Jews were murdered during World War II. It’s understandable that some people, especially Jews of Polish descent, might have reservations about going to Poland, the site of such vast pain and loss. And yet, Poland is an integral part of Jewish history.

Leora Tec is the founder and director of Bridge To Poland, which seeks to educate people about Jewish history in Poland with an emphasis on how the Jews of Poland are being remembered by non-Jewish Poles today. Leora is the special projects partner of Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN in Lublin, Poland and a Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellow from Wellesley College (2018-2019). In cooperation with Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN Leora has created the online video archive, The Neshoma Project: Conversations with Poles Rescuing Jewish Memory. Leora sits on the board of the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies. She is the author of several articles including “Bridge Building in the Polish Jewish Landscape in Jews in Dialogue (Brill 2020) and the forthcoming, “An Inclusive Model of Memory Work in Poland: Bridge To Poland as a Case Study” with Professor Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs in the Polish journal Politeja. Leora’s mother, Nechama Tec, is a Holocaust survivor and Holocaust scholar whose book, “Defiance,” was made into the film of the same name starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber. Leora holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D./LL.M. from Duke University School of Law.

Time: 1-1:30 check in, chat, and schmooze.
Official program starts promptly at 1:30 pm EST
Guest Speaker: Leora Tec, Founder and Director, Bridge to Poland https://bridgetopoland.com/about-leora

*This meeting is a benefit for paid members only. Please see our website for additional membership information. We continue to provide programming every 3 weeks. Go to our website for more information about programming,meetings, and research information. www.jgasgp.org or contact [email protected]


February 28
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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