During the pandemic, I’ve been taking part in a number of online Zoom webinars, lectures, discussions, and round-table projects.
Here’s the most recent:
“Synagogues: The State of Preservation and Future Prospects – possible approaches and challenges in heritage protection” — December 7th 2021
A conversation with me; architect, artist and designer, Natalia Romik; the director of the Okopowa Jewish cemetery in Warsaw, Witold Wrzosiński; and the CEO of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, Piotr Puchta. This webinar was part of the Virtual Connections to Material Jewish Heritage in Poland project of FODZ (Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland) which features virtual tours of historic synagogues and other sites.
Here’s an example of the “Jewish Heritage Hard Talk” project I’ve been involved in, with Helise Lieberman of the Taube Foundation, and Victor Sorenssen of the AEPJ.
It’s a round-table discussion among the three of us, and always a fourth person (different each time) about Jewish heritage strategy, pegged to the provocative article “10 Commandments for the Care of Jewish Heritage“ by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe CEO Sally Berkovic.
We’ve done a number of Hard Talks, hosted by different platforms and organizations, with different guests. This one took place in June 2021, hosted by the AEPJ — the guest was Jeremy Leigh, who teaches Israel Studies and Modern Jewish History at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religions in Jerusalem.