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Nov
9
Tue
Holocaust memorials on the territory of today’s Bosnia & Herzegovina @ Jewish Cultural Center "Beit Shalom"
Nov 9 2021 @ 18:00 – Jan 30 2022 @ 18:00
Holocaust memorials on the territory of today's Bosnia & Herzegovina @ Jewish Cultural Center "Beit Shalom" | Doboj | Republika Srpska | Bosnia and Herzegovina

A photographic exhibit on Holocaust memorials in Bosnia-Herzegovina opens on November 9, the anniversary of Kristallnacht, at the Jewish Cultural Center in Doboj.

It was curated by Michael Ilg and Katja Grosse-Sommer and supported by Paideia – The Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.

 

Jul
3
Sun
Ingwiller synagogue – 200 years @ Ingwiller, France synagogue
Jul 3 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Ingwiller synagogue - 200 years @ Ingwiller, France synagogue | Ingwiller | Grand Est | France

Gala ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of the synagogue in Ingwiller.

Aug
14
Sun
Czech Day of Jewish Monuments @ All over
Aug 14 all-day
Czech Day of Jewish Monuments @ All over | Czechia

The annual Day of Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic opens Jewish heritage sites all over the country to visitors.

(It does not seems to be coordinated within the umbrella of the European Day of Jewish Culture).

On the web site, you can find lists of events and an interactive map with a list of participating sites and opening hours.

Sep
2
Fri
Štetl Fest Jewish Culture Festival, Brno @ Brno
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day
Štetl Fest Jewish Culture Festival, Brno @ Brno | Brno | South Moravian Region | Czechia

The Štetl Fest in Brno, Czech Republic includes several guided tours of Jewish heritage sites around town, including the synagogue, as well as other events such as concerts, exhibits,  theatrical performances, lectures, etc. It is the largest Jewish culture festival in the Czech Republic.

“The main theme of ŠTETL FEST 2022 is related to the project “The Library of Stolen Hopes”, which is currently being developed by the Jewish Community of Brno. It is about the rescue of a unique collection of twelve thousand liturgical books confiscated in Theresienstadt and other concentration camps. The aim of the project is to return the books, based on personal notes, to the descendants of the original owners who did not survive the Holocaust.”

The ŠTETL FEST festival is held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, the Ambassador of the State of Israel, the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Mayor of the Statutory City of Brno, the President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, the Governor of the South Moravian Region and the Rector of Masaryk University.

Click here for the program

Apr
13
Thu
Mapping Memories: Judengasse Extended @ Judengasse museum
Apr 13 – Apr 30 all-day
Mapping Memories: Judengasse Extended @ Judengasse museum | Frankfurt am Main | Hessen | Germany

The multi-day event “Mapping Memories” revolves around the violently suppressed traces of Frankfurt’s Judengasse from public space. At its center is a pop-up exhibition in the Museum Judengasse with archaeological finds from the time of Europe’s oldest Jewish ghetto; also an artistic intervention in the current form of the historic site.

The exhibition, with archaeological finds that were recovered from Börneplatz – formerly the southern part of the Judengasse ghetto – in 1987, will be held in the atrium of the Museum Judengasse.

It opens at 18:00 on April 13 — to attend, register with anmeldung@metahubfrankfurt.de

The exhibition is a cooperation with the Archaeological Museum Frankfurt.

It shows archaeological finds that were recovered in 1987 at Börneplatz, at the place where they were found at the time. It presents ongoing research and new insights into the everyday culture of Jews in early modern Frankfurt. The archaeological finds come both from the cellars of the Judengasse and from ditches for water supply and disposal.

 

Aug
13
Sun
Czech Republic Day of Jewish Monuments @ Czech Republic
Aug 13 all-day
Czech Republic Day of Jewish Monuments @ Czech Republic | Czechia

The annual Day of Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic, sponsored by the Prague Jewish Community, the Federation of Jewish Communities and others.

Click to see the preliminary program

 

 

Aug
31
Thu
Štetl fest festival Brno
Aug 31 – Sep 3 all-day
Štetl fest festival Brno @ Brno | South Moravian Region | Czechia

The second edition of Štetl Fest centers on the theme of trains.

Trains served as a means of transport for Jewish emigres as well as connection among families and businesses. They also served as escape for Jewish and other refugees seeking freedom from the gradually occupied territories under Nazis control. But tragically, the infamous death trains transported thousands of Jews to death camps and concentration camps. However, trains also carried survivors home and to this day continue to aid those fleeing the ongoing war in Ukraine.

As part of the festival, a memorial dedicated to the deported Jews will be unveiled at Platform 5 of the Brno Main Train Station.

There will also be concerts, talks, and guided tours of the Brno Jewish cemetery and Jewish architectural heritage (some tours in English).

The ŠTETL FEST festival is held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, the Ambassador of the State of Israel, the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Mayor of the Statutory City of Brno, the President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, the Governor of the South Moravian Region and the Rector of Masaryk University.

Click here to see the full program,

 

Mar
6
Wed
32nd Thuringia Jewish-Israeli Culture Days – 32. Jüdisch-Israelischen Kulturtage in Thüringen @ 14 cities
Mar 6 – Mar 24 all-day
32nd Thuringia Jewish-Israeli Culture Days - 32. Jüdisch-Israelischen Kulturtage in Thüringen @ 14 cities

There will be more than 60 events including readings, concerts, lectures, tours, workshops and film screenings, held in 14 different towns and cities in the German state of Thuringia.

The full program can be found HERE from January 30, 2024.

The Jewish Community of the state of Thuringia  runs the festival together with the Support Association for Jewish-Israeli Culture in Thuringia e.V.

 

Jul
14
Sun
Summer anniversary party, Augsburg @ former Krieghaber synagogue
Jul 14 @ 11:00 – 18:00
Summer anniversary party, Augsburg @ former Krieghaber synagogue | Augsburg | Bayern | Germany

Summer Party celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Former Kriegshaber Synagogue becoming part of the Augsburg Jewish Museum.

In May 2014, the Former Kriegshaber Synagogue opened as the second location of the Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia. After the renovation, it became a place of encounter, education and remembrance, which conveys and history in the Kriegshaber district and keeps it present. Since then, various special exhibitions insights into the history and culture of Judaism – both both in the region and beyond.

At the summer festival, children and adults can get to know the Former Synagogue during various short tours. You can also look forward to a colourful programme with live music. And there will also be plenty to eat and drink in the garden behind the synagogue.

Aug
11
Sun
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.

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