Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado presents: Culture and Jewish Identity in Freud's Vienna #jgs-iajgs #events

Ellen Beller

Speaker: Dr. Julie Lieber 

 Culture and Jewish Identity in Freud's Vienna 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Program / Mountain Time
On Zoom • No charge


Turn of the Century Vienna was a place of remarkable cultural and intellectual creativity. Jews such as Freud, Shnitzler, and Schoenberg, to name just a few, were central figures and often the trailblazers in many of the new cultural movements of the time.  How might we understand the disproportionate involvement of Jews in the cultural avant-garde of the turn of the century Vienna? More broadly, we will interrogate the long-standing relationship between Jewish identity and cultural innovation. What can the history of Jewish Vienna tell us about the ways in which Jews of different generations choose to understand and express their Jewish identity?  


Dr. Lieber is a Jewish educator with many years of experience in both academic and community-based settings. She currently serves as the Chief Jewish Life and Engagement Officer at JewishColorado. After receiving her Ph.D. in European history with a focus on Jewish women, gender, and sexuality, Julie moved to Colorado, where she was a professor of Jewish Studies for many years. In addition to her work with Kevah, Julie has taught for the Wexner Heritage Program, the Melton program, the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education and is a frequent guest lecturer throughout the Denver Jewish community and beyond. Previously, Julie lived on the East Coast where she was a founding board member of the partnership minyan Darkhei Noam and studied and taught classes at the Drisha Institute for Women.


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Ellen Beller

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