JCC of Mid-Westchester - Krakow's Jewish Renewal: Jonathan Orenstein, Adam Zucker and Agi Legutko

Contact Person Name: 
Liat Altman
Contact Person Email: 
[email protected]
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Event Description: 

Jonathan Orenstein, Adam Zucker and Agi Legutko present the vibrant Jewish Community that is reemerging in Krakow.

Jonathan Orenstein is the Executive Director of JCC Krakow. A native New Yorker, he moved to Poland by way of Israel where he was a kibbutznick and served as a Lone Soldiew in the IDF.

Adam Zucker is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor. As Director, Producer, and Editor of the documentary The Return, he spent a great deal of time investigating the renewal of Jewish life in Poland.

Agi Legutko was born and raised in Krakow, Poland, only discovering her Jewish roots as an adult. She received her Ph.D. in Yiddish studies from Columbia University in 2012. Her publications include Krakow’s Kazimierz: Town of Partings and Returns, a historical guidebook to the Jewish Quarter of Krakow, (published in English and Polish, 2004, 2009). She is the first person in four generations of her family to speak Yiddish.

See http://jccmw.org/adults-and-seniors/arts-and-talks/ for more details.

Contact Person Phone: 
(914) 472-3300 x707
Other Location: 
999 Wilmot Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
United States