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Aug
28
Sun
Koszeg synagogue opening-exhibit @ Koszeg, Hungary synagogue
Aug 28 @ 15:00 – Aug 29 @ 19:00
Koszeg synagogue opening-exhibit @ Koszeg, Hungary synagogue | Kőszeg | Hungary

The long-derelict 19th century synagogue in Kőszeg, western Hungary, is reopening to the public after a full-scale renovation that took place over the past two years. The synagogue, which is owned by the state, will become a cultural centre but also will be able to be used for religious services.

JHE’s Ruth Ellen Gruber is on the program of its first public event, Sunday August 28-29 — the opening of an exhibition about Philip (Fülöp) Schey (1798-1881), a Jewish philanthropist born in Kőszeg (known in German as Güns), who had grown rich as a textile merchant and later became a banker for the Hapsburgs. In 1859, Emperor Franz Joseph raised Schey to the Hungarian nobility — he was the first Jew to receive this honor and took the title Philip Schey von Koromla.

The exhibit is called “A Kőszeg Success Story: the Schey Family,” and it presents Philip Schey’s family, life and work: his economic and philanthropic activities, as well as his founding of institutions.

It begins at 3 p.m. and is organized by iAsk — the Institute of Advanced Studies in Kőszeg, which has played a role in the restoration of the building.

The opening is part of a two-day series of events, “Synagogue Week in Kőszeg,” including concerts, lectures, guided tours, and book presentations.

Nov
9
Wed
140th anniversary, Bordeaux Great Synagogue @ Grande Synagogue Bordeaux
Nov 9 – Dec 18 all-day

A series of events in  November and December celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Grande Synagogue. The series kicks off  November  9 with an official ceremony.

See the program below:

May
11
Thu
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online
May 11 @ 17:15 – 18:45
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online | Leipzig | Sachsen | Germany

For German speakers, we want to highlight an upcoming lecture series about Jewish museums in Europe, held both digitally and at the Simon Dubnow Institute, each Thursday in June, with an introductory lecture on May 11.   (For digital events, you will find the access link on the Dubnow Institute homepage a few days before the event. Registration is not required.)

Talks focus on:

Why, when, where, and on behalf of whom is and was the exhibition of Jewish history regarded as relevant? What actors have supported the establishment of Jewish Museums, and who has tried to prevent them?

A focus will also lie on the manner in which Jewish history has been exhibited in the past and present, and how it could be exhibited in future: What narratives have exhibitions developed? What objects are regarded and conveyed as Jewish? What emphases are placed and what omissions have there been? What is the future of Jewish Museums?

Programm

11. Mai 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Emile Schrijver
Jüdische Museen in Europa – ein Überblick

1. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Hetty Berg
Jüdische Geschichte in Museen. Ein Erfahrungsbericht aus Amsterdam und Berlin

15. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, digital
Verena Kasper-Marienberg
Jüdische Ritualgegenstände in Museen – ein Vergleich zwischen Europa und den USA

22. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr digital
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Why Jewish Museums Matter. The Creation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

29. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Vortragssaal im Grassi-Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
Ein Jüdisches Museum für Sachsen?
Aufgaben – Inhalte – Objekte
Podiumsdiskussion mit Alina Gromova, Anselm Hartinger und Christina Ludwig
Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Jüdischen Woche Leipzig

 

Jun
1
Thu
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online
Jun 1 @ 17:15 – 18:45
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online | Leipzig | Sachsen | Germany

For German speakers, we want to highlight an upcoming lecture series about Jewish museums in Europe, held both digitally and at the Simon Dubnow Institute, each Thursday in June, with an introductory lecture on May 11.   (For digital events, you will find the access link on the Dubnow Institute homepage a few days before the event. Registration is not required.)

Talks focus on:

Why, when, where, and on behalf of whom is and was the exhibition of Jewish history regarded as relevant? What actors have supported the establishment of Jewish Museums, and who has tried to prevent them?

A focus will also lie on the manner in which Jewish history has been exhibited in the past and present, and how it could be exhibited in future: What narratives have exhibitions developed? What objects are regarded and conveyed as Jewish? What emphases are placed and what omissions have there been? What is the future of Jewish Museums?

Programm

11. Mai 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Emile Schrijver
Jüdische Museen in Europa – ein Überblick

1. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Hetty Berg
Jüdische Geschichte in Museen. Ein Erfahrungsbericht aus Amsterdam und Berlin

15. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, digital
Verena Kasper-Marienberg
Jüdische Ritualgegenstände in Museen – ein Vergleich zwischen Europa und den USA

22. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr digital
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Why Jewish Museums Matter. The Creation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

29. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Vortragssaal im Grassi-Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
Ein Jüdisches Museum für Sachsen?
Aufgaben – Inhalte – Objekte
Podiumsdiskussion mit Alina Gromova, Anselm Hartinger und Christina Ludwig
Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Jüdischen Woche Leipzig

 

Jun
15
Thu
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online
Jun 15 @ 17:15 – 18:45
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online | Leipzig | Sachsen | Germany

For German speakers, we want to highlight an upcoming lecture series about Jewish museums in Europe, held both digitally and at the Simon Dubnow Institute, each Thursday in June, with an introductory lecture on May 11.   (For digital events, you will find the access link on the Dubnow Institute homepage a few days before the event. Registration is not required.)

Talks focus on:

Why, when, where, and on behalf of whom is and was the exhibition of Jewish history regarded as relevant? What actors have supported the establishment of Jewish Museums, and who has tried to prevent them?

A focus will also lie on the manner in which Jewish history has been exhibited in the past and present, and how it could be exhibited in future: What narratives have exhibitions developed? What objects are regarded and conveyed as Jewish? What emphases are placed and what omissions have there been? What is the future of Jewish Museums?

Programm

11. Mai 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Emile Schrijver
Jüdische Museen in Europa – ein Überblick

1. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Hetty Berg
Jüdische Geschichte in Museen. Ein Erfahrungsbericht aus Amsterdam und Berlin

15. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, digital
Verena Kasper-Marienberg
Jüdische Ritualgegenstände in Museen – ein Vergleich zwischen Europa und den USA

22. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr digital
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Why Jewish Museums Matter. The Creation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

29. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Vortragssaal im Grassi-Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
Ein Jüdisches Museum für Sachsen?
Aufgaben – Inhalte – Objekte
Podiumsdiskussion mit Alina Gromova, Anselm Hartinger und Christina Ludwig
Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Jüdischen Woche Leipzig

 

Jun
22
Thu
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online
Jun 22 @ 17:15 – 18:45
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online | Leipzig | Sachsen | Germany

For German speakers, we want to highlight an upcoming lecture series about Jewish museums in Europe, held both digitally and at the Simon Dubnow Institute, each Thursday in June, with an introductory lecture on May 11.   (For digital events, you will find the access link on the Dubnow Institute homepage a few days before the event. Registration is not required.)

Talks focus on:

Why, when, where, and on behalf of whom is and was the exhibition of Jewish history regarded as relevant? What actors have supported the establishment of Jewish Museums, and who has tried to prevent them?

A focus will also lie on the manner in which Jewish history has been exhibited in the past and present, and how it could be exhibited in future: What narratives have exhibitions developed? What objects are regarded and conveyed as Jewish? What emphases are placed and what omissions have there been? What is the future of Jewish Museums?

Programm

11. Mai 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Emile Schrijver
Jüdische Museen in Europa – ein Überblick

1. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Hetty Berg
Jüdische Geschichte in Museen. Ein Erfahrungsbericht aus Amsterdam und Berlin

15. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, digital
Verena Kasper-Marienberg
Jüdische Ritualgegenstände in Museen – ein Vergleich zwischen Europa und den USA

22. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr digital
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Why Jewish Museums Matter. The Creation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

29. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Vortragssaal im Grassi-Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
Ein Jüdisches Museum für Sachsen?
Aufgaben – Inhalte – Objekte
Podiumsdiskussion mit Alina Gromova, Anselm Hartinger und Christina Ludwig
Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Jüdischen Woche Leipzig

 

Jun
29
Thu
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online
Jun 29 @ 17:15 – 18:45
Jewish museums: Foundation Histories and Current Positionings @ Simon Dubnow Institute and online | Leipzig | Sachsen | Germany

For German speakers, we want to highlight an upcoming lecture series about Jewish museums in Europe, held both digitally and at the Simon Dubnow Institute, each Thursday in June, with an introductory lecture on May 11.   (For digital events, you will find the access link on the Dubnow Institute homepage a few days before the event. Registration is not required.)

Talks focus on:

Why, when, where, and on behalf of whom is and was the exhibition of Jewish history regarded as relevant? What actors have supported the establishment of Jewish Museums, and who has tried to prevent them?

A focus will also lie on the manner in which Jewish history has been exhibited in the past and present, and how it could be exhibited in future: What narratives have exhibitions developed? What objects are regarded and conveyed as Jewish? What emphases are placed and what omissions have there been? What is the future of Jewish Museums?

Programm

11. Mai 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Emile Schrijver
Jüdische Museen in Europa – ein Überblick

1. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Dubnow-Institut
Hetty Berg
Jüdische Geschichte in Museen. Ein Erfahrungsbericht aus Amsterdam und Berlin

15. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, digital
Verena Kasper-Marienberg
Jüdische Ritualgegenstände in Museen – ein Vergleich zwischen Europa und den USA

22. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr digital
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Why Jewish Museums Matter. The Creation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

29. Juni 2023, 17.15 Uhr, Vortragssaal im Grassi-Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
Ein Jüdisches Museum für Sachsen?
Aufgaben – Inhalte – Objekte
Podiumsdiskussion mit Alina Gromova, Anselm Hartinger und Christina Ludwig
Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Jüdischen Woche Leipzig

 

Aug
4
Fri
𝐄𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐥𝐨𝐫 (The Echo of the Synagogues) @ various synagogues
Aug 4 – Aug 8 all-day

This festival features concerts in the synagogues of five towns in western Romania:

The repertoire includes new compositions by the violinist and virtuoso Alexander Bălănescu, who also will perform.

PROGRAM:

Bălănescu’s Quartet & Emanuel Pusztai 🎻🎶
🕍 Monday, September 4th, at 7 PM | Neolog Synagogue in Arad
🕍 Tuesday, September 5th, at 7 PM | Cetate Synagogue in Timișoara
𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐚̆𝐥𝐚̆𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮 (violin), 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 (violoncello) and Emanuel Pusztai (voice) 🎻🎶
🕍 Wednesday, September 6th, at 7 PM | Reșița’s Synagogue
🕍 Thursday, September 7th, at 5 PM | “Beit El” Synagogue in Caransebeș
🕍 Thursday, September 7th, at 8:30 PM | Neolog Synagogue in Lugoj
📌 Admission to the concerts is free, and no prior registration is required.
 
The festival is a project of the Pantograf Association, and a continuation of its previous programs  – Sound of Synagogues, Rhapsodies on Romanian Themes, and Synagogue Stories – “which aimed to document the stories of synagogues, raise awareness about the importance of these places of worship, and integrate them into a regional and national circuit by creating a connection between material and immaterial heritage.”
 
It is part of the national cultural programme “Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023” and is funded through the Grow Timișoara 2023 programme, implemented by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture. It also falls under the umbrella of the European Days of Jewish Culture (EDJC).
 
Arad, Romania. Inner dome of the Neolog Synagogue
Aug
11
Fri
Alba Iulia Jewish Cemetery final event @ Marè Yehezkel Synagogue, Alba Iulia
Aug 11 @ 12:30 – 13:30
Alba Iulia Jewish Cemetery final event @ Marè Yehezkel Synagogue, Alba Iulia | Alba Iulia | Județul Alba | Romania

Closing event of the conservation and restoration camps held this year in the Jewish Cemetery of Alba Iolia, as part of the project Conservation and restoration of the monumental funeral stones of the Jewish cemetery in Alba Iulia.

 

May
19
Sun
Brest Holocaust Memorial crowd-funder
May 19 – May 20 all-day
Brest Holocaust Memorial crowd-funder

The Together Plan is running a 36-hour crowd-funding campaign May 19-20 to finance the construction of a Holocaust memorial at the Jewish cemetery in Brest, Belarus.

Click on the link to sign up : https://www.charityextra.com/thetogetherplan/signup

Click here to see our post about the memorial project

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