Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv
Albert J. Wood Fellowship

Research Topic

In the Jewish Poor House: Judaism and Poverty in Warsaw in the Late Nineteenth Century


Ela Bauer is an associate professor in the film and media and history departments at Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology, and the Arts. She researches the intellectual and cultural life of Polish Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as the history of the Jewish press. Her current research examines Polish Jewish intelligentsia groups in Warsaw and Lwów in the last decades of the nineteenth century.

Bauer received her PhD from New York University and has taught at Haifa University, UC Davis, and Tel Aviv University.

Selected publications

  • Between Poles and Jews: The Development of Nahum Sokolow's Political Thought (Magnes Press, 2005)



Devoted to the home, and seeking to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of contexts for Jewish life.