15 2023

JGS Toronto and Classi Lectures on the Jewish Bulgaria

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto P.O. Box 91006 2901 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M2K 2Y6

Contact Jerry Scherer

Classi Lectures together with the Toronto Jewish Genealogical Society bring you
The Jews of the Balkans - Jewish Bulgaria: A Sephardic History

Wednesday. 15 November at 4 pm ET with Joseph Benatov.

As part of our continued partnership with Classi Lectures, JGS Toronto members can attend the Joseph Benatov lecture at no cost. To discover how culture and learning unite through online lectures and in-person travels, please visit Classi Learning,

Join us for a dynamic exploration of Bulgaria’s rich Jewish heritage from antiquity to the present.

Learn about Sephardic rabbinic luminaries Joseph Karo and Eliezer Papo and their connection to Bulgaria. We will also focus on the post-Ottoman modern period and the arrival of Zionism to Bulgaria.

An important story – the survival of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust – where some of the most prominent politicians, clergymen, and intellectuals stood up for their Jewish neighbours.

In the Jews of the Balkan series:
Nov. 15: The Jews of Bulgaria at 4 pm ET
Nov. 22: The Jews of Serbia and Romania at 4 pm ET

JGS Toronto Members: Registration at no cost at:
Non-Members: Registration via Classi Lectures at: Contact to join/register as a JGS Toronto member.

NO recordings are allowed for this series.
The link to join this lecture will be sent to you on the morning of the lecture.

Sponsor: Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

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