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


International Project on the Jewish heritage of Galicia and Bukovina  at the University of Haifa and the non- profit organization Jewish Galicia and Bukovina have awarded in the year 2017 five scholarships to established and promising young researchers and students who are researching the history and cultural legacy of the Galician and Bukovinian Jewry until the eve of World War 2.


Ludmer scholarships 2018-2020


       Dr. Roee Goldschmidt (two years scholarship)

       Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

       The Kabbalistic Ethics and Jewish-Christian Relations in Galicia

                              Report 2019  (in Hebrew)

                              Report 2020  (in Hebrew)


       Dr. Levi Cooper

       Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

       “Galician Halakha”: The Nineteenth-Century Clothing Decrees as a Case Study

                                                                                                                      Report 2019 (in Hebrew)

Prizes 2017



       Dr. Daniel Reiser

   Zefat and Herzog Academic Colleges


Archival Examination of Hasidic Mystics in Galicia

The grant will be used for detailed examination of archives throughout the former Galicia: Krakow, Tarnow, Rzeszow, Sanok, Przemysl, and Lvov, with the aim of collecting biographical details about mystics operating in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. See more.


            Daniela Mavor

                  University of Haifa

   The Share of Jews in the Oil Industry in Drohobycz and Boryslaw

                           See abstract


              Dr. Roee Goldschmidt

          Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 DORSHEY  RESHUMOT: Rhetoric, Textuality, Talmudic Casuistry and Social Status in Eastern European Homiletic Literature

                           See abstract


                Asif Rachamim

            The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

      Ein Gegenwort: The Poetics of Paul Celan and Avot Yeshurun. A Comparative Study

                          See abstract


             Chen Bram

        Truman Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

       To Galicia and Back: Heritage Journey and the Construction of a Local- Communal Memory

                   See abstract 





Awards 2015


The project on Galicia and Bukovina award for an outstanding PhD student

Mr. Noam Samet

Ben-Gurion University, department of Jewish thought

Mr. Samet writes his dissertation on "Sefer Kzot Hahoshen", under the supervision of Dr. Rami Reiner. He excells in his PhD studies and earned an MA in Jewish thought in Ben-Gurion University with great honors.

Noam Samet's research summary (Hebrew)


The project on Galicia and Bukovina award for an outstanding MA student

Mr. Ezra Brom

Ben-Gurion University, department of Jewish thought

Mr. Brom writes his MA thesis, titled: "Foundations of Nationalism in the writings of  Nachman Krochmal and its acceptance in the circle of Ahad Ha'am" under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Meir. He has a BA in both Jewish thought and psychology.

Ezra Brom's research summary (Hebrew)