Romania, Romania, Romania': Between dream and reality in the first Half of the 20th Century

This panel sets to analyze the development which took place among the Jews in Romania in the first half of the 20th century. All four papers cover different areas of change: the cultural and social arenas, as well as the political and (Jewish) national arenas. Few of the papers will also use gender lens as an analytic tool, combined with other historical tools.

Chair: Bat-Sheva Margalit Stern

1. Bulent Senay, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey
Models of Jewish leadership in early 20th century Romania: (Ottoman born) rabbis and writers Haim Bejarano and Sabbetay Djaen

2. Felicia Waldman, Goldstein Goren Center, University of Bucharest
Escaping reality through art: two Jewish architects in interwar Romania, Jean Monda and Boris Zilberman

3. Sylvia Hershcovitz, Bar Ilan University, Israel
The Activity of Jewish Women in Romania during the Holocaust: "The Jewish Center for the protection of mothers and children" as a case study

4. Bat- Sheva Margalit Stern, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Israel
"The spiritual tie between us": Eretz-Israeli and Romanian women cooperate: a case study of women's networks.