Organising Team 2015

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Coordinator – Prof. dr. Liviu ROTMAN, CSIER Director

Dr. Natalia LAZĂR

is a researcher at the Centre for the Study of the History of Romanian Jewry (CSIER) within the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania. She holds a PhD in History from the "Ștefan cel Mare" University in Suceava, Faculty of History and Geography, with a thesis about the emigration of Romanian Jews in the communist period. She also graduated from the MA program in Jewish Studies at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters. She has published numerous articles regarding the history of the Jews in Romania and has edited CSIER volumes.

Andreea TOMA

is a PhD student at the “Babeș-Bolyai” University in Cluj Napoca, Faculty of History and Philosophy, working on a thesis about forms of cooperation initiated by Jewish women in the modern period. She works in the Research Department of the Centre for the Study of Romanian Jewry (CSIER) and she is interested in Jewish philosophy and social history. She has graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences, SNSPA Bucharest and holds an MA in Jewish Culture and Civilization, University of Bucharest. In 2010-2011 she was a Moses Mendelssohn Fellow at Paideia, The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden and has graduated from the “Holocaust for Educators” program, International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. In 2013 and 2014 she was awarded scholarships from the Naomi Foundation to study in the Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University.

Raluca ANDREI

Has just graduated from the Jewish Studies BA Program at the University of Bucharest. She is interested in Yiddish language and culture and in 2013 and 2014 she participated to the Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University, with scholarships from the Naomi Foundation. She wishes to study the history and dialects of the Yiddish spoken in Romania, as she believes that the documents, press and other types of historical evidence written in the language can offer important insights both into the history of the Romanian Jewry and Romanian general history as well. Her BA paper, entitled Yiddish Culture in Romania in the Transition Period: IKUF Bleter -1946 represents an introductory study for the IKUF Bleter magazine, which was used by the communists for propaganda and to promote Yiddish language and culture as an integrated part of a new Jewish cultural identity. For next year, she was accepted for a M. St. in Yiddish Studies at University of Oxford.

George WEINER

was born on December 6, 1979, in Buzău, Romania. He graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, section of English and French – Ploieşti University (2002), and from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Canadian Studies Master’s Degree – University of Bucharest (2003). He worked as a translator in the Pedagogical Centre of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania (2002 - 2007) and currently works as a translator at the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania (English and French). He is interested in the history and culture of the Jewish people.

Cătălin BONTAȘ

is an archivist at the Centre for the Study of the History of Romanian Jewry (CSIER), working in the management of the existing archives of the Centre and in organising and completing CME and IOVR funds. He works with Jewish Communities in Romania (Buhuși, Alba Iulia) in elaborating documentary works and monographies, through research and by providing copies of the requested documents. He takes part in scientific events organized by FCER and CEB.

Laurențiu DUBĂU

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