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Email: secretary@gombinsociety.org

Events

Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

Virtual Gombin Tour #4: “Gombiners on the Move: The Frankensztajn Family’s 200 Years of Migration”

February 28, 2021 2:00 pm | Virtual Gombin Tour

Presenter: Michael Shade, Brighton U.K.


Past Events

Virtual Gombin Tour #3: “The Poetry of Rajzel Zychlinski”

January 24, 2021 2:00 pm | Virtual Gombin Tour

Professor Karina Von Tippelskirch of Syracuse University read from the work of renown Gombiner Yiddish poet, Rajzel Zychlinski, and discussed the importance of her work. Scott Harris lead the event.

Virtual Shabbat #2

January 15, 2021 5:00 pm | Virtual Gombin Tour

Please join Gombiners from all over the world for a Virtual Shabbat on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5pm (Eastern time). Vicky Fingeroot will lead a Shabbat candle lighting with blessings and opportunities to share and chat (on zoom, of course). Please forward this message to your family!

Gombin and Poland in the 1920s and 30s

December 6, 2020 2:00 pm | Virtual Gombin Tour

Anita Greenbaum-Brush Presents: “Hope, Change and Loss; Gombin and Poland during the 20s and 30s”

Anita will use historic photographs, documents and memoires to introduce us to the life of the Jewish community in Gombin during a vibrant period of cultural, religious, and economic life. This period was known as Poland’s 2nd Republic between the end of World War I and the Nazi invasion. Many of our families’ memories and stories come from this period.

Virtual Tour of the Gombin Synagogue

October 25, 2020 2:00 pm | Virtual Gombin Tour

About 50 Gombiners and friends from the U.S., U.K., Poland, Europe, and Israel participated in a ½ hour virtual tour of the iconic Gombin Synagogue; Bernie Guyer led the tour.  That Synagogue was at the center of the town’s Jewish life for more than 200 years.  Photographs, the scale model of the synagogue, and an excerpt of the virtual video tour of the Synagogue’s interior are shown; Anita Greenbaum Brush reads from her father’s memoire of Yom Kippur in Gombin.  The tour concludes with renderings of the proposed memorial plaque installation that is currently pending approval. 

Virtual Shabbat #1

October 2, 2020 5:00 pm | Virtual Gombin Tour

Please join Gombiners from all over the world for a Virtual Shabbat on Friday, October 2, 2020 (Sukkot) at 5pm (Eastern time). Have your kiddush cup, candle sticks and challah ready, whether in your sukkah or kitchen. A lay-member of the Board will lead you in informal Shabbat blessings and song. Please forward this message to your family!

Gombin Society Annual Meeting

November 16, 2019 10:00 am | New York City

Guest Speaker: Karina von Tippelskirch, Associate Professor of German and German Program Coordinator Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Syracuse University, authority on the works of Rajzel Zychlinsky and European authors who fled persecution in the past century.

Gombin Society 90th Anniversary Celebration

May 19, 2013 12:00 am | New York City

Photos, speeches, and presentations from the historic event. Proceeds went toward Phase II of the Gombin Jewish Cemetery Restoration initiative.