“The Path to Modernity: The Jews of Galicia” -- additional dates available #galicia #poland #education #announcements

Gesher Galicia SIG

After last month’s announcement, Gesher Galicia’s course reached a full enrollment capacity in 24 hours! Thank you for your interest and engagement.
As many of you were unable to register, we are pleased to offer additional dates for this online course.

DATES: Jan. 25, 27 and Feb. 1, 3, 2022

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. US ET*
* All classes are recorded. A link will be sent out to the registered participants to view the class if you missed it live.

REGISTRATION: To register click on the link below; tuition $125
(Gesher Galicia members receive a tuition discount). Class size is limited!
Please note that for those who successfully registered for the earlier dates, there are no changes.

SYNOPSIS: The four-part adult continuing education program explores the social and cultural transformation of Galician Jewry, drawing on unique material. The course is open to beginners and seasoned family-history researchers from around the world.
Dr. Andrew Zalewski, author and vice president of Gesher Galicia, brings history to life while answering questions like: What drove Jews to have a voice in modern society? How did they respond to new ideas from inside and outside their community? Which laws misfired on the Jews' path to civil integration? The course, generously illustrated by records, maps, and documents, covers the following topics:
Session 1:     Disappearing Countries, New Borders, and Jewish Communities
Session 2:     Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah)
Session 3:     Jewish Emancipation and Jews in the Public Square
Session 4:     World War I and the Identity Crisis

To learn more about these topics, click below:

QUESTIONS: Please send questions about registration to Lori Cohen (lcohen@...). Register early to join us for this educational journey through Jewish Galicia and beyond.

Dr. Steven S. Turner
Gesher Galicia, President