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Jun
30
Sun
Volunteer cemetery clean-up @ Budapest Jewish cemetery
Jun 30 @ 09:30 – 15:00
Volunteer cemetery clean-up @ Budapest Jewish cemetery | Budapest | Hungary

The Friends of the Budapest Jewish Cemetery are organizing its first family clean-up and documentation event at this enormous historic cemetery. Everybody is welcome, from children to the elderly.

You can volunteer for:

Cleaning activities and gardening: no special skills required for this activity.

OR

Documenting the graves (for a new photo archive): on those sections that had already been cleaned-up by the organization, volunteers may take pictures of the graves, which will be published on the website’s database of the cemetery’s graves.

As that the cemetery is far away from the city, we advise you to bring water and snacks, and make sure you bring some mosquito repellent with you. Wear comfortable clothes, and men don’t forget to wear a hat, as this is a religious site.

Gardening tools will be available for about 10 people. So volunteers are asked to bring their own flower shears, gloves and brushes, if they have them.

See our recent articles about the difficult battle to clear up and maintain this vast cemetery HERE and HERE

Jul
2
Tue
Art and the Holocaust: Reflections for the Common Future @ Jews in Latvia Museum, Riga
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day
Riga Jewish Community, Museum “Jews in Latvia” and Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Belcova (Riga, Latvia), in collaboration with the International Center of Litvak Photography (Kaunas, Lithuania) and Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw, Poland) are sponsoring the International Conference “Art and the Holocaust: Reflections for the Common Future”. 
 
The aim of the conference is to present new researches about the relationships between the Holocaust and art (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, contemporary art, the art of commemoration), as well as the ways that individuals reacted towards atrocities, how they tried to preserve their human dignity, and how the traumatic experience of the Holocaust has influenced European society. 
Jul
14
Sun
Sefer Jewish Studies Conference @ Sefer Center, Moscow
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day

The 26th annual Sefer conference.

The conference program is expected to include sections that reflect the traditional areas of Jewish Studies (Biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish thought, Jewish history of different periods, the Judeo-Christian relations, the Holocaust, languages ​​and literature, art, ethnology, demography, genealogy, museums and archives, et al.). 
 
Some of the themed sections will include:

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