Religion and Beyond:
Jewish Religious Life in Breslau/Wrocław
Seventh Wrocław Conference in Jewish Studies
5-6 May 2010, Wrocław, Poland


Organized by
The Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wrocław in cooperation with Wrocław Center for Jewish Culture and Education administrated by the Bente Kahan Foundation

Location:
University of Wrocław, Oratorium Marianum Hall, pl. Uniwersytecki 1


Wednesday, 5th May
14:00
Opening lecture: Abraham Ascher (City University of New York): Religion under Siege: Jewish Religious Life in Breslau, 1933-1943


15:00 Session 1: From the Beginning to the White Stork Synagogue
Chair: Marcin Wodziński

Leszek Ziątkowski (University of Wrocław): Stufen der Uneinigkeit. Die Zunahme der religiösen Konflikte innerhalb der jüdischen Gemeinde Breslaus im 18. Jahrhundert und in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts

Jerzy Krzysztof Kos (University of Wrocław): Early Synagogues in Early Modern Breslau: From Tempel to White Stork


16:00 coffee break


16:30 Session 2: Abraham Geiger and Liberal Judaism in Breslau
Chair: Abraham Ascher

Michael Schudrich (Jewish Community in Warsaw): What Was ‘Liberal’ about 19th Century “Liberal Judaism” of Breslau?

Walter Homolka (Abraham Geiger College, Potsdam): Life and Work of Abraham Geiger

Klaus Herrmann (Freie Universität, Berlin): Abraham Geiger in Breslau and the Controversy about the Jewish Confirmation for Boys and Girls

Michał Galas (Jagiellonian University, Kraków): Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau and its Impact on the Polish Jews

19:00 Dinner


Thursday, 6th May
9:00 Session 3: Integration and Beyond
Chair: Walter Homolka

Agata Rybińska (University of Wrocław): Limits of Integration: Religious Life of Breslau Jews, 1870-1890

Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia (Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, Warsaw): To Picture Imperceptible: Jewish Expressionist Painters from Breslau

Marcin Wodziński (University of Wrocław): Sepulchral Acculturation: The Case of Breslau

10:30 coffee break

11.00 Session 4: Beyond the Holocaust
Chair: Michael Schudrich

Ingo Loose (Humboldt Universität Berlin / Touro College Berlin): The United Jewish Community of Breslau as Presented in the Newsletter of Former Breslau and Silesian Jews in Israel, 1958–2010

Anna Nowak (University of Wrocław): Community and Committee: Wrocław Jews and their Religious Life after the Holocaust

Itzhak Rapoport (Jewish Community in Wrocław): Jewish Religious Life in Contemporary Wroclaw: Orthodox and Liberal Perspectives

12:30 coffee break

13:00 Closing session
Andreas Brämer (Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden, Hamburg): Closing Remarks
Followed by a roundtable discussion

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