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Poland: The Epicenter of the Ashkenazi World in 1939 – A Virtual Historical Tour with Mike Hollander

October 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, October 17th at 12pm on Zoom as Mike Hollander returns to lead us on another virtual tour! It’s time to learn about Jews in Poland!

In 1939, Poland was the epicenter of Ashkenazi Jewry. So many of our Jewish ideas and so much of our culture comes from there, in which 10% of the pre-WWI population was Jewish. This journey will go to Warsaw, Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau, and will touch upon three central themes – 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland, the period of the Shoah from 1939-1945 and the complicated post-WWII to the present period of resuscitation of Jewish life in Poland, as well as the strengthening ties between Israel and the country.

Please RSVP to Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.


Pictured: The Great Synagogue in Warsaw, Poland.

Partnering Congregations: HCRJ, Columbia Jewish Congregation (Columbia, MD), Congregation Beth Israel (West Hartford, CT), Congregation Torat-El (Oakhurst, NJ), East Brunswick Jewish Center (East Brunswick, NJ), Emmanuel Synagogue (West Hartford, CT), Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth (Highland Park, NJ) and the JCC of Paramus-Congregation Beth Tikvah (Paramus, NJ).


October 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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