The painted ceiling of the Chodorow synagogue (17th c., reconstruction  of Bet ha-Tefutzot).The Temple of Lwow. Postcard, early 20th c.Maurycy Gottlieb.  Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878


The aim of our Learning Communities initiative is to promote research and learning of Jewish Galicia and Bukovina in different countries by bringing together young and senior scholars and establishing an ongoing working group in each country. These scholars, sharing research interests, meet on a regular basis for an ongoing academic discourse, sharing of ideas and cooperation. Thus, four such Learning Communities have been established in four countries: Israel, Poland, Romania, and the US.




Israel: situated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Shifris, consists of scholars from all Israeli universities and colleges. SEE MORE


Poland: Jagiellonian University of Krakow, under the direction of Prof. Michał Galas. SEE MORE


Romania: situated at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, under the direction of Prof. Andrei Corbea-Hoişie, director of the of Zentrum für die Erforschung der Deutschen Kultur. SEE MORE


USA.: College of Charleston, under the direction of Prof. Joshua Shanes. SEE MORE