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Lexington Institute of Jewish Studies

Founded in the early 1980s, the Lexington Institute of Jewish Studies (LIJS) is the fruit of a longstanding collaboration between the Adult Education committees of Temple Isaiah and Temple Emunah. The LIJS provides classes in Jewish history, the Bible, sacred Jewish text and Judaic culture and is open to the entire community regardless of affiliation.

Rescuing Jewish Memory in Poland: New Class with Leora Tec

Wednesday evenings, March 8, 15, & 22
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Zoom

Ninety percent of Poland’s 3.3 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. Although few Jews are left in Poland today, the work of caring for the memory of their lives, their culture, and their stories is being carried out by non-Jewish Poles. Leora Tec, creator of The Neshoma Project, describes them as "Rescuers of Memory." 

In this three-week class, students will learn about the work of some of the Rescuers of Memory and how they are fighting the erasure of Jewish lives and stories. We'll discuss what it means to rescue memory and how this “memory work” fits into the "politics of memory" in Poland. Learn more and register via print form here. Register online here.

Fri, May 24 2024 16 Iyar 5784