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Polish-Jewish History as Women's History

Jewish history, and the history of the world, is largely male-centred, which obscures the experiences and outcomes of half the population. In the next webinar from TJHTalks series, we focus on women. Professors Natalia Aleksiun and Glenn Dynner discuss the role of women in the Jewish history, tracing back the marginalized voices throughout the centuries, highlighting the female experience within the Polish Jewry, and retelling Jewish history from the perspective of women.

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Second Edition of Jerusza

Last summer, the Taube Center hosted three meetings of the Jerusza program at our office in Warsaw. The participants, following the health and safety guidelines, had a chance to meet in person for the first time since the lockdown started. One of the main themes of this year's program is the twelve tribes of Israel, which was a prominent topic of discussion during chavruta sessions.

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Taube Philanthropies names Dariusz Stola, Historian and Polin Museum Director (2014-2019), as 2020 Irena Sendler Memorial Award Recipient

Taube Philanthropies has named the former director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews as the recipient of its 2020 Irena Sendler Memorial Award. Acclaimed historian Dariusz Stola is being honored for his visionary leadership of POLIN Museum, a sophisticated and complex world-class public institution, whose overnight success had been lauded and honored throughout Prof. Stola's tenure, from March 2014 to February 2019...

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Restoration work at Warsaw's Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery

Ongoing restoration work at Warsaw's vast Okopowa street Jewish cemetery saw the repair and renovation of dozens of headstones and monuments last year. On its website devoted to the cemetery's restoration, Poland's Cultural Heritage Foundation listed a total of 51 tombs that had been restored in 2019.

Restoration work in the cemetery is being carried out by the Foundation, financed by Warsaw's Department of Heritage Protection, the Jewish Community in Warsaw ...

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Proud Philanthropist and Builder of Jewish Life in Poland

Tad Taube featured as part of a series of profiles in J. The Jewish News of Northern California of Jewish men and women who build and sustain our Jewish community.

Taube recounts the experience as he sits in his Belmont office — a room crammed with photos of family, and of himself with foreign dignitaries and political figures from the president on down. There are medals and proclamations bearing his name and loads of sports memorabilia, from footballs to basketballs to bobbleheads. A tennis buff who still plays doubles "twice a week, rain or shine" at Stanford University's Taube Family Tennis Center...

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The Future of Judaism

Eight Lessons from our Polish Brothers & Sisters

By: Courtney Cardin, Bradley Caro Cook, Magda Dorosz, Eyal Halamish, Yona Abeddour, Sam Heller, Sandra Jerusalmi, Michal Kabatznik, Meggan Levene, Shimon G. Levy, Nicolas Nemni, and Vital Zinger
In July 2019, a delegation of Schusterman ROI community members embarked upon a Journey through Poland. This is what we want the world to know.

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