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Patrice Dabrowski – Jews in the Polish Lands: From the Statute of Kalisz to 1926

April 7, 2024 @ 1:30 pm EDT

at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel (Hybrid Meeting*)

*Speaker will present in person. You may attend in person or on Zoom.

At the speaker’s request, this program will NOT be available for future viewing.

Program Description:

The Statute of Kalisz recorded the privileges bestowed on the Jews in Poland in the year 1264 by Duke Boleslaus the Pious. Dr. Patrice Dabrowski’s presentation reviews this framework for Polish-Jewish coexistence and considers the lives led by the Jewish residents of the historic Polish lands.  Stories of certain key Poles and Polish Jews of note help elucidate the relationship between Poles and Jews over the centuries.

Presenter Bio: 

Patrice M. Dabrowski is a prize-winning, Harvard-educated historian and has taught at several well-known universities in the U.S., as well as at the University of Vienna. Dr. Dabrowski has authored three books and received several awards including the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and the Mary Zirin Prize, in addition to two honorable mentions for her latest book.


An in-person-only meeting of the Poland SIG will be held following Dr. Dabrowski’s presentation. She has graciously agreed to join the SIG meeting to continue the conversation. Meeting attendees are welcome. JGSGB members, please email Poland@JGSGB.org if you wish to join.

The Sephardic SIG will hold an in-person organizational meeting both prior to and following the speaker’s presentation. Stop by the table in the main room to chat with the Coordinator and other members. JGSGB members, please email Sephardic@JGSGB.org if you wish to join.


April 7, 2024
1:30 pm EDT
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