Agnes Katalin Kelemen is currently a student of “Paideia –The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden”. She has a Master’s degree in Nationalism Studies with a specialization in Jewish Studies from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). She holds a BA degree in History and Religious Studies from ELTE University of Budapest. Her research interest is 20th century Jewish social history. She has worked for five summers in the Lauder-JOINT International Jewish Youth Camp in Szarvas (Hungary) as a youth counselor and she has been active in the Jewish community of Hungary in many other ways as well. She has been an intern of “Hungarian Literature Online” and has worked as Hungary News editor, then as editor in Chief for her university’s student newspaper, “The CEU Weekly”. She has also edited and provided with explanatory notes a diary written by Ármin Bálint (father of the Hungarian Jewish literary critic and journalist György Bálint) in 1944, during the Nazi occupation of Budapest, which will be published in December 2014.

Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Jewish Life in Europe

This summer the President of the Jewish Agency Nathan Sharansky, in Jewish Press, declared the end to Jewish life in Europe. But what does the next generation of European Jews think about it? Hear three Paideia students from different parts of Europe share their perspective on the challenges and opportunities they meet in their home communities.

This session is in English