From Amsterdam to Istanbul: Fundraising and Jewish Refugee Relief in the Seventeenth Century

For the Academic Community
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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Intended for scholars, students, and others interested in new research in the study of Jewish philanthropy, this webinar series draws attention to the past and present of Jewish philanthropy and its intersection with the political and civic life of its time.


Adam Teller

Brown University

Adam Teller is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the department of history at Brown University. He was co-editor of Borders and Boundaries in the History of the Jews in Old Poland (2010), and the author of Money, Power, and Influence: The Jews on the Radziwill Estatesin 18th Century Lithuania (2005). Adam’s work at the center will examine how the Polish Jewish refugees displaced by the mid- seventeenth century wars in Eastern Europe and the Ukraine affected trans-local and trans-regional systems that connected world Jewry in those years.

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The seminar is organized by Lila Corwin Berman and Steven Weitzman as part of the Jewish Philanthropy Research Initiative hosted by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University, with sponsorship from the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah.