JACS – The Jewish Heritage of Slovakia

Tuesday, October 5

Learn about the Jewish Heritage of Slovakia with Dr Maroš Borský, Director of the Slovak Jewish Heritage Centre in Bratislava

Join us for an inspiring journey to Slovakia, a country in Central Europe, that until World War II had 137,000 Jewish inhabitants. The local Jewish community today counts only about 3,000 persons, but its heritage remains. There are hundreds of Jewish cemeteries and up to a hundred former synagogues and prayer halls. Many of these sites were recently restored for cultural purposes, others are neglected. Some synagogue buildings are architecturally prominent sites of European importance. There are two Jewish museums in Bratislava, the Chatam Sofer Memorial, and many other important Jewish monuments.

Our speaker has been engaged in Jewish heritage preservation for twenty years and will provide an expert insight into the field.

A native of Bratislava, Dr. Maroš Borský studied art history and Jewish studies in Bratislava, Regensburg, London, Jerusalem, and Heidelberg. Borský is the director of the Jewish Community Museum and Jewish Cultural Institute in Bratislava.

Starting at 2:30 pm

To join the meeting click:  JACS On-line meeting

Meeting ID:  835 7110 3586

The meeting will be opened from 2:15 pm to allow you time to connect and chat.

Bring your own tea and cake!

If you do not have a computer, you can dial in by phone (standard call charges apply)

0203 481 5240
Meeting ID as above

For further information please contact Gay Saunders on 020 8864 0133 or communitycare@mosaicreform .org.uk