Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich will discuss what it means to live as Jews in contemporary Poland during a special presentation at California State University, Northridge on Thursday, Dec. 1.
Schudrich’s talk is expected to take place from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Room of the University Student Union on the east side of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge. His presentation is free and open to the public.
“This is a great opportunity for the campus and community to hear this articulate and important leader,” said CSUN professor Jody Myers, a coordinator of CSUN’s Jewish Studies Program. “Rabbi Schudrich has enormous influence in Poland today, among Catholics, secular Poles and the Jewish people there.”
Schudrich is an American citizen, born and educated in New York. Myers said he has worked hard for the recognition and preservation of the Jewish heritage of Poland. He has established and maintained synagogues, schools, museums, cemeteries, kosher eating facilities, and more.
Earlier this month, dozens of rabbis from across Europe gathered and attended a conference in Warsaw, Poland called by Schudrich to discuss a range of issues affecting European and global Jewry. The conference was the largest meeting of Jewish religious leaders in Poland since World War II.
On Dec. 1, attendees of the lecture will hear Schudrich’s perspective on what it means to live as Jews in Poland today, the legacy of the Holocaust for contemporary life and the challenges of pastoral guidance for hidden Jews. Questions will be taken from the audience.
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