JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, December 22 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York
Speaker: Professor Magda Teter.
Lecture: "The Myth and Reality of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe"
With the images of Tevye the Milkman ingrained in popular memory of Jewish
society in eastern Europe, the real experience of Jews is often lost. In her talk,
Magda Teter will discuss how this popular imagery of Jewish life came about, and
what it leaves hidden about Jewish
Magda Teter grew up in Cold-War Poland. She received an M.A. >from the School of Oriental Studies
at the University of Warsaw, and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D degrees >from Columbia University. She
currently teaches at Wesleyan University. She specializes in early modern religious and cultural
history, with an emphasis on Jewish-Christian relations in Eastern Europe, the politics of religion,
and the transmission of culture among Jews and Christians across Europe in the early modern period.
She is the author of "Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland" (2006),"Sinners on Trial" (2011), and
a co-editor of and a contributor to "Social and Cultural Boundaries in Pre-Modern Poland" (2010).
The Annual Meeting and Presentation of the Slate of Officers will also take place.
In Addition: >from 12:30 to 1:30: Bring your lunch and meet with JGS members and experts in an
informal setting to share research stories and ask questions.
Free for members; guests, $5 at the door.
JGS NY VP Communications
New York, NY