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Synagogue in Tykocin, Poland. Public Domain

New Realities of Jewish Heritage in Europe

Ruth E. Gruber in conversation with Sam D. Gruber

New Realities of Jewish Heritage in Europe

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Ruth Ellen Gruber is a journalist, author, editor and researcher. She has published and lectured widely and won awards for many of her works on Jewish heritage and contemporary Jewish issues in Europe, as well as on the European fascination — and embrace — of the American Wild West, its mythology and its music.

She has chronicled European Jewish issues for more than 30 years and coined the term “Virtually Jewish” to describe the way the so-called “Jewish space” in Europe is often filled by non-Jews. Currently Ruth runs the website , an online resource for Jewish heritage issues that is a project of the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe.

Her books include Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe as well as Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe, Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe, Yesterday and Today, and Letters from Europe (and Elsewhere).

Samuel D. Gruber is an American art and architectural historian and historic preservationist. He has written extensively on the architecture of the synagogue and is an expert and activist in the documentation, protection and preservation of historic Jewish sites and monuments.
Since 2001 he has been a lecturer in Jewish Studies at Syracuse University where he teaches courses on Jewish art and architecture. He has also taught at Temple, Binghamton, Cornell and Colgate Universities and Cazenovia and LeMoyne Colleges.

Sunday, July 10,  8 pm Israel / 7 pm CET / 6 pm UK / 1 pm EST


Sunday July 10th 11 Tamuz 08:00 - 09:00


Ruth Ellen Gruber


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Synagogue in Tykocin, Poland. Public Domain