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We invite you to a special tour to Poland with Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

December 10th, 2018|Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Exclusive access to POLIN Museum of the Historyof Polish Jews, and private meetings with directors,curators, and founders Private viewing of the Ringelblum ArchiveExhibition Private guided tours: Warsaw, Lublin, Zamość,Sanok, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Kraków Reception with Jewish community leaders,Polishgovernment officials, and embassy representatives Shabbat dinner with members of Warsaw’sJewish community Polish, Jewish, and international cuisine Deluxe accommodation TJHT tour manager throughout And much more! For more information please visit: http://www.taubejewishheritagetours.com/polintour2019 Or email: tours@taubejewishheritagetours.com Registration deadline [...]

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research honors Irene Pletka

November 13th, 2018|Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

Our distinguished benefactor, Irene Pletka, was honored at YIVO's 2018 GALA AWARD DINNER "for her exemplary leadership, inspiring generosity, and outstanding commitment to the preservation of Jewish history and culture." Mr. Shane Baker was The Master of Ceremonies and songs from the YIVO Archives (by Tom Lehrer) were performed by musical guests Eleanor Reissa, Frank London, and The Klezmer Brass Allstars.   

“Letter from a distinguished benefactor”

November 9th, 2018|Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

From the desk of Irene Kronhill Pletka, Distinguished Benefactor Dear Friends, Let me tell you about a synagogue that I’d never seen, that no longer exists, and how it changed my life. In 2008 the American Joint Distribution Committee, which had kept my parents and me alive during World War II, asked me to go to Poland to investigate the rebirth of Jewish life in Poland. I told them I’d been in Poland in the [...]

Standing with the Tree of Life Synagogue

October 29th, 2018|Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews facing the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland are shocked by the massacre during Sabbath services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven innocent people were brutally murdered. Hate and the violence stemming from it violate everything that POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews stands for. We are an institution of [...]

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Lectures, October Dates

September 27th, 2018|Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

Join us on October 17th at the UWM Golda Meir Library 4th floor Conference Center for the Stahl Center Distinguished Lecture by Professor Emerita Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm Stahl Center Distinguished Lecture “The Role of Museums in Perilous Times: What’s Happening in Poland?” UWM Golda Meir Library 4th floor conference center Free and open to the public Two additional Kirshenblatt-Gimblett lectures will take place at the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee Art [...]

Special Presentation by Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

September 27th, 2018|Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

The Whitfield community is pleased to welcome Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett to campus on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for an all-school assembly from 2:10 – 3:15 p.m. Dr. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is the Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland. She is University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University, where she has been affiliated with the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. The title [...]

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