Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Gudis Fund lecture at IAJGS conference #lithuania


Linda Cantor <lincan@...>
 

The Lucille Gudis Fund of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (JGS - NY)
is pleased to announce its participation at the 28th Conference of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies in Chicago this
August.

The Fund is sponsoring two lectures at the conference by Zvi Y. Gitelman,
Professor of Political Science and Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies at the
University of Michigan. On Wednesday, August 20th at 7 pm, Professor
Gitelman will present "The Litvak-Galitzianer Wars: The Cultural Geography
of East European Jewry" and on Thursday, August 21st at 8:15 am, he will
speak about "An Uneasy Relationship: Jews, Soviets and Russians."

The Wednesday evening lecture, "The Litvak-Galitzianer Wars," will focus on
the diversity of religious practices, Yiddish pronunciation, foods, customs,
dress and political ideologies among the East European Jews that continues
to influence Jewish life in Europe, the Americas and Israel.

At the Thursday morning lecture, "An Uneasy Relationship," Professor
Gitelman will discuss the paradoxes and contradictions informing the lives
of Russian and Soviet Jews during the course of the 20th Century.

The Lucille Gudis Memorial Fund was created by JGSNY to honor its late Vice
President, two-time IAJGS Conference co-chair and Executive Committee
Member. Among other activities, the Fund has provided funding for JGSNY
all-day seminars and IAJGS Conference speakers.

Linda Cantor
New York, NY
President, JGS (NY)

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