European Association for Jewish Studies conference

When: July 15, 2018 – July 19, 2018 all-day
Where: Krakow , 1995 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, USA

The XIth conference of the European Association for Jewish Studies will take place in Krakow. The theme of this year’s conference is Searching for Roots of Jewish Traditions. The Congress is organized by the Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University in … Continue reading

Jewish Culture Days

When: October 26, 2017 all-day
Where: Various in Cluj, Romania, Horea Street, Cluj-Napoca 400124, Romania

A Jewish culture festival in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvar) Romania

Jewish cemetery walking tour

When: October 15, 2017 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Where: Budapest Kozma utca Jewish cemetery , Budapest, Kozma u. 6, 1108 Hungary

  Walking tour of the main Jewish cemetery in Budapest, on Kozma utca. The cemetery includes about 300,000 burials — with monuments ranging from simple stones to grand mausolea, to many memorials to Holocaust victims.

The Value of Museum Collections

When: November 9, 2017 @ 18:30 – November 12, 2017 @ 12:00
Where: Ghent, Belgium (Various venues), Ghent, Belgium

The annual conference of NEMO, the Network of European Museums Organizations. Museum experts from all over Europe will present museum concepts and projects reaching into political and social spheres or opening up collections to participative, modern and exceptional approaches. Museums … Continue reading

Silent Synagogues: The Fate of Former Synagogues in Hungary during the 60s and 70s

When: November 11, 2017 @ 15:45 – 16:30
Where: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Presentation by Eszter Gantner on the Panel “Heritage Care and Objects of Negotiation in Cold War Eastern Europe: A Conversation across Borders” at the 2017 Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual Convention. Between 1948 and 1989 recollections of … Continue reading

MEIS Museum of Italian Judaism reopens w/ new exhibit

When: December 14, 2017 all-day
Where: Ferrara, Via Piangipane, 79, 44121 Ferrara FE, Italy

  The National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS) reopens to the public with a new exhibit: “Ebrei, una storia italiana. I primi mille anni” (Jews, an Italian story – the first thousand years)    

Guided Tour

When: October 1, 2017 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Where: Great Synagogue Geneva, Place de la Synagogue 11, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

The Great Synagogue Beth-Yaacov of Geneva opens its doors to the public on the first Sunday of each month for a joint guided tour with Eric Ackermann, second officiating Minister of the Synagogue, and Jean Plançon, historian. The synagogue has … Continue reading

Jewish Heritage Tourism in the Digital Age

When: October 23, 2017 @ 10:00 – October 25, 2017 @ 17:00
Where: Venice, Campo di Ghetto Nuovo, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Registration is Required — Click here to register Click here to see program The challenges and opportunities posed by Jewish heritage tourism and travel in Europe are the focus of this three-day conference and raise many important issues both in … Continue reading

Opening of new core exhibit

When: September 17, 2017 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Where: Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives, Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary

  The opening of the long-awaited new permanent exhibit at the Hungarian Jewish Museum. The Museum is located in a wing of the Dohany St. Synagogue that was built in the 1930s.      

Clean-up

When: September 14, 2017 @ 15:00 – 18:00
Where: Plaszow concentration camp site, Jerozolimska 3, 30-555 Kraków, Poland

  From the organizers: The concentration camp KL Płaszów was created in 1942. It was supposed to be a labor camp for Poles and Jews , but after the liquidation of the ghetto in Kraków the Jews became a majority … Continue reading