Mini course by Shaul Stampfer “Migration in the History of East European Jewry” (November 13–16, 2017)



MA in Jewish Studies Program at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies, and Israeli Cultural Center in Kyiv at the Embassy of Israel to Ukraine invite to a mini course by Shaul Stampfer “Migration in the History of East European Jewry”.

Migration has played a central role in East European Jewish history. Therefore, the course will focus on the structural factors that influence migrations and on the dynamics that typify migration. Based on a systematic approach, it will be possible to identify the origins of East European Jewry. The course will deal with the spread of the Jewish population in Eastern Europe – first as a process of deurbanization and then as renewed urbanization. Specific attention will be given to the migration of Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries to the United States and elsewhere. This migration was not random and identifying the gender and age breakdown as well as geographic breakdown explains how and why it took place.

Shaul Stampfer is the Edward Sandrow Emeritus Professor of Soviet and East European Jewish History and former chairman of the Department of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of “Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century: Creating a Tradition of Learning” (2008, 2012) and “Families, Rabbis and Education: Traditional Jewish Society in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe” (2010).

The mini course will take place on

Monday, November 13, 13:30

Tuesday, November 14, 15:00

Wednesday, November 15, 11:40

Thursday, November 16, 11:40

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Venue: Office of the NaUKMA Jewish Studies programs

Kyiv, Voloska St. 8/5, building 5, basement