Jewish Heritage Europe


FestivalALT Kraków
Jun 21 – Jul 2 all-day
FestivalALT Kraków

The 8th edition of the  “alternative” Jewish arts and activism festival in Krakow that runs in parallel with the big Krakow Jewish Culture Festival.

FestivALT strives to elevate and normalize the representation of Jewish voices negotiating the intricate terrain of Jewish culture, especially within publicly-funded institutions such as festivals, museums, and cultural spaces. It confronts the unsettling phenomena of neglect, appropriation, and commodification of Jewish material heritage and memory. 

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Jewish heritage sites in Budapest’s Museum Night @ Several synagogues in Budapest
Jun 22 @ 21:45 – Jun 23 @ 01:00
Jewish heritage sites in Budapest's Museum Night @ Several synagogues in Budapest

In the context of Museum Night in Budapest, several synagogues and other Jewish heritage sites will be open to tourists, offering a variety of programs.

There will be events at the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives, the Dohány Street Synagogue complex and square outside, and the Rumbach Synagogue. Programs will start at 9:50 PM with the Havdalah celebration at the Dohány Street Synagogue. There will be guided tours, talks, exhibits and a big outdoor concert — Shalom Jerusalem — in the square outside the synagogue.

At the Rumbach Street Synagogue there will be “musical walks”  from the synagogue courtyard to the rabbi’s residence, accompanied by classical music and accordion.

There will also be various events at the EMIH (Chabad)  Synagogues in Óbuda,  Ujbuda, and Vasvari Pal st; the  Zsilip Jewish center, the Budavar synagogue, and the Jewish Prayer House in Szentendre.

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Krakow Jewish Culture Festival
Jun 23 – Jun 30 all-day
Krakow Jewish Culture Festival @ Kraków | Województwo małopolskie | Poland

The 33rd edition of the biggest and best-known Jewish culture festival in Europe. Concerts, lectures, exhibits, guided tours, workshops, films, meetings, and other activities…

This year, or security reasons, the annual open-air “Shalom on Szeroka” final concert will not be held.

Restored Białystok Pogrom Monument dedication @ Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery, Białystok
Aug 11 all-day
Restored Białystok Pogrom Monument dedication @ Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery, Białystok | Białystok | Województwo podlaskie | Poland

Inauguration of the massive pillar in the Jewish cemetery commemorating the scores of victims of the June 1906 pogrom and two 1905 massacres.

It was restored thanks to the efforts of the US nonprofit Bialystok Cemetery Restoration Fund.

Read the long essay by the cemetery’s historian Dr. Heidi Szpek about the pillar.

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