Jews in Latvia

July 19, 2021, 11:00 am

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Ilya Lensky, Director of the Jewish Museum of Latvia, will lead a program on Jews in Latvia on Zoom. The museum was established in 1989 to research, popularize and commemorate the history of Latvia’s Jewish community. The talk will be focused on Latvian Jewish history and culture from the beginnings in the 16th century to
1945 – legal status and economic activities, education and religion and political and intellectual pursuits and more. Numbering more than 8 thousand Jews, the contemporary Jewish community in Latvia supports a full range of institutions and looks in the future with certainty and optimism.

Ilya Lensky graduated from the History Department at the University of Latvia, and since 2008 is the director of the Museum “Jews in Latvia”.  He has also authored and edited a number of articles and entries on Latvian Jewish history.

Please click here to register in advance to obtain Zoom link.

Program Partners:
Columbia Jewish Congregation, Columbia, MD
Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT
East Brunswick Jewish Center, East Brunswick, NJ
Ezra-Habonim: Niles Township Jewish Cong., Skokie, IL
HPCT-CAE, Highland Park, NJ
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, Houston, TX

This program is free for all.
A donation to your synagogue’s Adult Education program is always welcome.