Religious Studies

Polish Jewish Cultural Renewal

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Jerome Richfield 319

Join us for an exciting panel discussion about the amazing Polish Jewish cultural revival:

Agnieszka Ilwicka, a Poland-born Yiddishist, will reflect on her journey through Yiddish language and culture with the last native Yiddish speakers in Poland, Europe, Israel, and the United States.

Piotr Menachem Mirski will discuss his work in Poland as a musician, lay cantor, songwriter and philosopher. He leads the Polish neo-klezmer band, the Klezmaholics.

Ellie Shapiro will describe her research in Krakow for a Ph.D. at Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley) on performances of Jewish culture in small Polish towns today.

Also participating will be Neal Brostoff, founder and director of the Jewish Music Foundation.

Tuesday, October 17
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Jerome Richfield 319
Free public lecture. RSVP requested.
Phone: (818) 677-4724 Email:

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Music Foundation, the Sigi Ziering Institute, and the College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund
Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program