Samuel Schwarz (1880-1953) was born into an orthodox Jewish family in Poland, the eldest of ten sons. Their father was involved in the Jewish community and was an active Zionist who participated in the First Zionist Congress.
Over a century after the world was introduced to the charming Anatevka in Sholom Aleichem's "Tevye the Dairyman", the fictional shtetl has become a reality.
Get to know Sarah Bunin Benor, Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at the Hebrew Union College, founder and director of the HUC Jewish Language Project and author of several books about Jewish languages.
Get to know Valeriya Nakshun: speaker on Qesher about the "Kavkazi Jews", culture writer, Community Outreach Fellow and former dancer at Silkroad Dance Company (SRDC)
Get To Know Leah Davcheva, partipant of Qesher's events and writer of Kaleidoscope of Identities. In her book she tells stories of Sephardic Jews in Bulgaria, and how the Ladino language impacted their lives.
Get to know Aleksandra (Ola) Sajdak, Senior Researcher at the Genealogy Department of the JHI
Did you know that the city of Kaifeng has the oldest, still existing, Jewish community in China?
Did you know that an archaeological excavation in Lithuania has revealed the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius?
Did you know that the Ancient Synagogue of Barcelona is considered to be one of the oldest synagogues in Europe?