There will be a guided walking tour every half hour of the Jewish cemetery, founded in the 17th century. The cemetery had been abandoned for decades until a major restoration and clean-up in 1987 and a further restoration in 2015.
Participants must wear masks and follow other COVID-19 health measures.
The tours are presented as part of the Italian Environment Fund’s Springtime Open Days events around the country.
The theme of this year’s European Day of Jewish Culture will be Dialogue. In the run-up to the September EDJC, the AEPJ is hosting a series of online events about dialogue.
This first session will feature Zuzanna Radzik, Vice President of the Polish NGO Forum for Dialogue. Theologian, author of books. She graduated the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and specializes in Catholic-Jewish relations. In 2019, she received the Irena Sendler Memorial Award for her work on Polish/Jewish dialogue and the role of women in Catholicism.
Forum for Dialogue is the oldest and largest non-governmental organization in Poland engaging in Polish/Jewish dialogue. Its mission, realized chiefly in small towns and rural areas all across Poland, is to inspire connections between modern Poland and Jews living all over the world.
Its program”Leaders of Dialogue” links dozens of non-Jewish Poles who work in small towns around the country to preserve Jewish heritage — with actions such as cleaning up and maintaining Jewish cemeteries, etc.