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Jul
8
Mon
Tours of Vilna Great Synagogue excavation @ Vilna Great Shul excavation
Jul 8 – Jul 26 all-day
Tours of Vilna Great Synagogue excavation @ Vilna Great Shul excavation | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

On July 8-26, an international archaeologists team is coming back to the excavations of the Vilna Great Synagogue and invites you to guided tours to see the results of their work – the ruins of the Synagogue and artifacts revealing the religious and everyday life of Vilnius Jews.

Excavations and guided tours will take place on July 8-26.

  • Address: 4 Zydu street, Vilnius, 01131, Lithuania.
  • You can choose your date and time slot.
  • Language of the guided tour: Lithuanian, English, or Hebrew.
  • Size of a group: 15-20 persons.
  • Duration: 45 minutes.
  • Price: 20 EUR / 1 person.
Aug
11
Sun
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.

Medieval Jewish Erfurt – celebrating one year since inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage list @ Jewish quarter Erfurt
Aug 11 @ 11:00 – 22:00
Medieval Jewish Erfurt - celebrating one year since inclusion on UNESCO's World Heritage list @ Jewish quarter Erfurt | Erfurt | Thüringen | Germany

A day workshops, lectures, and dance across the Jewish Old City – and a festive open-air concert outside the Old Synagogue, featuring simkhat hanefesh, Caravan Orchestra & Choir, and more, to celebrate the first anniversary of Medieval Jewish Erfurt being included on UNESCO’s roster of World Heritage.

The events is part of the program of this year’s Yiddish Summer Weimar festival, which runs from July 12 to August 17.

Sep
1
Sun
European Days of Jewish Culture
Sep 1 all-day
European Days of Jewish Culture

Kick off of the annual European Days of Jewish Culture. Events take place in more than two dozen countries, from September through November.

The overall theme this year is Family.

The official launch will take place in Erfurt, Germany.

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