Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
This lecture will discuss the eruption of one of the most important messianic movements in Jewish history, the Frankist movement, which began in Poland in the 1750's and within several years spread into large parts of East-Central Europe. In discussing the personality and fortunes of the movement leader, Jacob Frank, Professor Maciejko will examine the unprecedented alliance of the Catholic clergy and the Jewish rabbinate that contributed to the creation of Frankism. Pawel Maciejko is a senior lecturer in Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he studies the history of Jewish heterodoxy and heresy in general, and the history of the Sabbatian movement in particular.