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With the City of Wrocław we invites you to MORESHET – Jewish Heritage Network Seminar in Wrocław

9-11 February 2020

‘Jewish heritage and local community engagement’

Monday, 10 February 2020, venue: The White Stork Synagogue

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome address by Jacek Sutryk, Mayor of Wrocław and BenteKahan, President of the Bente Kahan Foundation

9:10 – 9:30 Address by Piotr Puchta, director of the Foundation for thePreservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland

9:30 – 10:30 Introduction: ‘History of Jewish Wrocław’, Dr. Maciej Łagiewski, Director of Museum of Wrocław

10:30 – 12.00 Presentation of The White Stork Synagogue in historic context: Jewish Community in Wrocław (Rabbi David Basok); presentation of the activities of the Center for Jewish Culture and Education (Bente Kahan)

12:00 – 13:00 Break

13:00 – 15:00 Jewish heritage as identity building factor of local communities
How to build new society on the ruins of a “reclaimed” city’, Aleksander Gleichgewicht, former president of the Jewish Community in Wrocław

Case studies from Polish cities:
Namysłów – pastor Mariusz Antoszczuk, Pentecostal congregation Kanaan Namysłów; Tomasz Soja, history teacher at Agricultural School Complex in Namysłów;
Zagórów – Łukasz Parus, director of the Local Culture Center in Zagórów;
Wińsko – Bogodar Zielnica, lecturer at WSB University in Wrocław; Natalia Bartczak, 2019 POLIN Award laureate

15:00 – 17:00 Actors, role, synergies and obstacles
Culture – Bente Kahan
Education – Ewa Skrzywanek, educator and teaching consultant at Wrocław Teacher Development Center Jewish studies – Dr. Anna Kałużna, Taube Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wrocław; Monika Jaremków, librarian at Taube Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wrocław
City – Adam Grehl, former deputy mayor of Wrocław, Katarzyna Hawrylak-Brzezowska, former city Historic Preservation Officer in Wrocław
NGOs and volunteers – Agnieszka Imiela-Sikora, director of projects coordination at Bente Kahan Foundation

Tuesday , 11 February 2020

11:00 – 12:30 Final debate – conclusions and reflections

12:30 – 13.30 Lunch, wrap-up and good-bye