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May
8
Wed
Psalm: Edmund de Waal installation @ Venice
May 8 – Sep 29 all-day
Psalm: Edmund de Waal installation @ Venice  | Venezia | Veneto | Italy

 

Edmund de Waal is creating a major new two-part exhibition to be displayed in the 500-year-old Jewish Ghetto in Venice, coinciding with the opening of the 58th Biennale.

The first part is located in the spaces surrounding the Canton Scuola, the beautiful 16th century synagogue in the Ghetto Nuovo, which is now part of the Jewish Museum.

New installations of porcelain, marble and gold will reflect the literary and musical heritage of this extraordinary place. The intention is to animate spaces that are little known and little understood by visitors to the Biennale and to bring new audiences into the Ghetto.

The second part of the work will be a pavilion based at the Ateneo Veneto, the fifteenth-century building near the Fenice Opera House that has been an historic centre for cultural debate in Venice. Here, de Waal is constructing a small building within the main space that will house 2,000 books by exiled writers, from Ovid to the present day.

May
12
Sun
Clean-up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery
May 12 – May 14 all-day

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage’s first project for 2019 will be three days of cutting and clearing at the old Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn. Joining in will be personnel from Dr. Caroline Colls Archaeology team from Staffordshire University (Great Britain), as well as Andrés Rodriguez, Peace Corps Ukraine in Rohatyn, and students from Рогатинська СЗОШ 1 participating in Rohatyn’s Youth CSO Lider program, building tomorrow’s civil society leaders in Ukraine.

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage will provide tools, gloves, protective gear, trash bags, water, snacks, etc.

In addition to working with RJH at the old cemetery, the UK Colls team will also be surveying and taking supplemental forensic information at the wartime “vodokanal” Jewish mass grave on Tuesday May 14th.

Jewish Traces in Franconia @ Judisches Museum Franken, Fürth
May 12 @ 14:00 – Sep 22 @ 14:00
Jewish Traces in Franconia @ Judisches Museum Franken, Fürth | Fürth | Bayern | Germany

An exhibition of photographs by Christian Schuster, focusing on the traces of Jewish (often rural) life in northern Bavaria’s Franconia region.

The opening ceremony is at 14:00 on May 12, 2019.

 

May
14
Tue
Edmund de Waal lecture on Venice Ghetto @ London Royal Geographical Society
May 14 @ 19:00 – 21:00
In the Venice ghetto

In the 2019 Kirker lecture, given in aid of Venice in Peril, Edmund de Waal considers the Venice Ghetto as a place which is simultaneously at the margins of the city whilst also being at the centre of world culture.

Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer,  renowned for his family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010) which won many literary prices. He was made an OBE for his services to art in 2011. He lives and works in London.

Buy Tickets online or download a Booking Form or Telephone 020 7736 6891

May
16
Thu
The Memorialisation of the Jewish Heritage in Contemporary Poland: the Case of Łódź @ Cambridge Heritage Research Centre
May 16 @ 13:00 – 14:00
The Memorialisation of the Jewish Heritage in Contemporary Poland: the Case of Łódź @ Cambridge Heritage Research Centre | England | United Kingdom

Lecture by Joanna Beata Michlic.

Since the fall of Communism, Łódź, the third-largest city of Poland, has embarked on a process of cultural reorientation. This process aims at reshaping it into a forward-looking twenty-first century European city. A close look at this process reveals that the reinvention of the city depends on what might be called an archaeological project of rediscovering the local pre-1939 multi-ethnic and multicultural heritage. In this lecture, Dr. Michlic examines the dynamics of the rediscovery of the Jewish heritage in Łódź from the perspective of mutual relations between a physical space and various social agents. She focuses on how the city draws on, reworks and articulates the forgotten Jewish heritage.

 

Journey through the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter @ Lviv Historical Museum
May 16 @ 16:00 – Jul 16 @ 18:00
Journey through the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter @ Lviv Historical Museum | L'viv | L'vivs'ka oblast | Ukraine

A multi-media exhibit at the at the Lviv Historical Museum (Market Square 6).

The opening is a 16:00 on May 16.

There is an outdoor part and also an indoor multimedia installation that showcases Jewish life in Lviv and region in the 1920s-30s.

Events in conjunction with the exhibit include “The Hall of the Synagogues” exhibition (1 Vuhilna Street); a public symposium organized by the Ukrainian Catholic University, and special projects at Lviv’s Territory of Terror Museum and the Museum of Religions.

 

May
19
Sun
Guides training seminar on Polish Hasidism @ Lublin
May 19 – May 24 all-day

At Lag B’Omer, a training seminar for tour guides on Hasidic history and heritage will be held — in English, sponsored by several institutions and organizations in cooperation with local Jewish bodies and Bar Ilan University.

The aims are:

  •  to improve knowledge about Hasidism, especially Seer of Lublin and his students
  •  to improve guiding and storytelling skills
  •  to visit sites most important for the history of Hasidism in eastern Poland
  • to meet people from all over Poland, Israel and abroad

The seminar will include:

  • Study Groups Relating to “The Seer of Lublin” and His Hasidic Court: Historical and Theological Background
  • Lectures of Israeli and Polish experts
  • Hasidic Tales and Music
  • Lag Baomer Celebration
  • Study tours in: Lublin – Leżajsk – Łańcut  – Kock

Registration is open till March 31, 2019.

For more information and registration: 
Agata Radkowska-Parka : agata@rootkatours.com

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Click here to find full details, program, and application process

Click here for a pdf leaflet about the seminar

Click here for full program PDF

 

May
23
Thu
“In the shadow of empires: Architecture of the Synagogues of Eastern and Central Europe” @ Center for Urban History, Lviv
May 23 @ 18:30 – 19:30

Presentation of the books:  “In the Shadow of Empires: Synagogue Architecture in East Central Europe”, by Sergey Kravtsov, with preface by Ilia Rodov (Weimar: Grünberg Verlag, 2018) and “Ukrainian and Jewish Artists of Lemberg/Lwów/Lviv: From Ausgleich to the Holocaust” Sergey R. Kravtsov, Ilia Rodov and Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia eds. (Weimar: Grünberg Verlag, 2019).

 

May
26
Sun
Inheritance Day @ Willesden Jewish Cemetery
May 26 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Inheritance Day @ Willesden Jewish Cemetery | England | United Kingdom

As part of its “House of Life” project to open the cemetery to the public, nine families will be coming to the historic Willesden Jewish cemetery on May 26 to tell stories of people buried there.

Guided tour @ Plymouth England Jewish Cemetery
May 26 @ 11:00 – 16:00

Excursions every 15 minutes, as part of the Plymouth History Festival

Located on Plymouth’s historic Hoe, in the shadow of The Citadel, lies the Old Jewish Cemetery. Contained within high stone walls it has always remained hidden from public view. The only clue to its existence is an insignificant door. With the aid of funding from Vital Sparks and Drakes Foundation, an audio trail has been created, bringing to life the lives of those buried.

Sensible footwear required.

MP3s and head phones available on the day or bring your own head phones and/or your own smart phone.

Donations welcome / Booking essential / phccaretaker@yahoo.co.uk / 07753267616 / www.plymouthsynagogue.com

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