Places of Worship in a Jewish Metropolis: Synagogues in Warsaw

The Jews of Warsaw never had a house of prayer that would have enjoyed the acceptance of the whole community. This small exhibition about Jewish places of worship in Warsaw illustrates the diversity and divisions of and in Jewish Warsaw, and thus illustrates a number of perspectives discussed at the conference.

The author of the exhibition, Dr Eleonora Bergman, is director of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, and the author of the first comprehensive study on synagogues in Warsaw. The book (“‘There is no Common House of Prayer’.  Synagogues in Warsaw from the late 18th until the Early 21st century” Warsaw: Neriton 2007, in Polish) covers the history of Warsaw’s many places of worship, as they developed and spread over the entire city.

The exhibition will be on display in Lecture Theatre 1, and will be accessible during the conference breaks.


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