The 30th Krakow Jewish Culture Festival will take place on-site and also on-line.
Live-streamed events can be accessed on the new website: 30.jewishfestival.pl
They include the events held in the JCF Tent, concerts organized in the Museum of Urban Engineering, Collegium Maius and the Tempel synagogue.
After the end of the live stream, they will be able to be accessed in the event archives.
The Task Ahead: a two-hour webinar on preserving Jewish cemeteries in Poland, to be held online July 1.
Confirmed keynote speakers include :
- Michał Laszczkowski, President of the Coalition of Guardians of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland
- Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress
The webinar is sponsored by the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, The Matzevah Foundation, the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, the World Jewish Restitution Organization, and the Chief Rabbinate of Poland.
It is a follow-up to a webinar held in August 2020.
The Jewish Cemetery in Częstochowa is one of the largest cemeteries in Poland. It covers about 8 hectares and 4,000 – 5,000 people are buried there. There are also mass graves from the Second World War.
The clean-up will take place in accordance with Polish law and Jewish law regarding the cleaning up of cemeteries.
Planned works are: cutting small bushes and self-seeding, removing branches, raking leaves.
Trees whose trunk circumference exceeds 50 cm measured at a height of 5 cm from the ground will not be cut.
Tools and water will be provided.
The cleanup is organized by the NGOs Ludzie, Nie Liczby-People, Not Numbers and Strażnicy Pamięci. Guardians of Remembrance under the patronage of the Association of Częstochowa Jews in Israel and its chairman Alon Goldman and with the consent of the Chevra Kadisha Brotherhood at the Jewish Community in Katowice.