Jewish Heritage Europe

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Aug
30
Sun
Cemetery clean-up @ Jewish Cemetery, Karczew-Anielin
Aug 30 @ 11:00 – 15:00

The event is sponsored by the Cultural Heritage Foundation and Jews of Otwock FB page and will take place as part of a project financed by the National Heritage Institute’s program “Together for Heritage”.

The meeting will start at 11.oo with an introduction about the history of the place.
The organizers provide tools and gloves. Men are asked to cover their heads
Please register your participation at the following address: zydzi.otwoccy@op.pl

Information about the cemetery from the sztetl.org website:

“The cemetery of the Jewish commune in Otwock was established at the beginning of the 20th century, south of Otwock, within the present administrative boundaries of Karczew, between Andriollego Street and Czerwona Droga Street. The easiest way to get to the cemetery from the side of Karczew is through Czerwona Droga Street. the forest on the right side you can see a wooden chapel, the cemetery is on the left side, about 200 m further. You can also reach the cemetery from Otwock, turning right from Andriolego Street into Hrabiego Street or directly into Czerwona Droga Street.

In the interwar period, mainly people who died in hospitals and sanatoriums in Otwock were buried in the cemetery.

link: https://sztetl.org.pl/pl/miejscowosci/o/590-otwock/114-cmentaniem/26950-cmentarz-zydowski-w-otwocku-ul-hrabiego

 

Sep
6
Sun
Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Jewish cemetery Radomsko, Poland
Sep 6 @ 11:00 – 18:00

Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up — clearing vegetation at the Jewish cemetery in Radomsko.

Sign up on FB — https://www.facebook.com/yiddele.memory/posts/5021239637901441

 

Sep
13
Sun
Cemetery clean up @ Jewish cemetery Lodz, Poland
Sep 13 all-day
Cemetery clean up @ Jewish cemetery Lodz, Poland | Łódź | Łódzkie | Poland

Latest in the regular clean ups organized by the Guardians of Remembrance NGO

 

Oct
23
Fri
Cemetery cleanup @ Oswiecim Poland
Oct 23 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Cemetery cleanup @ Oswiecim Poland | Oświęcim | Małopolskie | Poland

Volunteer clean-up of Jewish cemetery in Oswiecim.

 

Mar
21
Sun
Symposium: Transitions – On the Jewish Diaspora in Europe @ Webinar - online
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day
Symposium: Transitions - On the Jewish Diaspora in Europe @ Webinar - online

Organized by the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt, an excellent line-up or scholars, activists, and professionals will discuss some of the changes Jews and Jewish life have undergone in Europe over the past 30 years (or so).

 

Click here to see the program

 

Apr
13
Tue
Jewish Ceremonial Art: Continuing the Conversation @ Online Zoom event
Apr 13 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Jewish Ceremonial Art: Continuing the Conversation @ Online Zoom event

A Program in Memory of Vivian B. Mann Featuring talks by Laura Arnold Leibman (Reed College) and Maya Balakirsky Katz (Bar-Ilan University), in conversation with Magda Teter (Fordham University)

Jewish ceremonial objects have been studied and collected for nearly 150 years. In the past few decades, however, their importance in understanding social, historic, and aesthetic issues in a variety of cultural contexts has begun to increase.

This program is dedicated to the memory of Vivian B. Mann, a long-time Judaica curator at The Jewish Museum in New York and head of the graduate program in Jewish Art and Visual Culture at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Mann started initiatives to ensure that the rigorous study of Judaica would become part of the discourse of wider disciplines such as art history, history and Jewish studies. Building on her legacy, Laura Arnold Leibman and Maya Balakirsky Katz will each speak about a ceremonial object from the vantage point of their different disciplines, and then engage in a conversation with Magda Teter about the state of the field today and the possibilities for the future.

 

Click here to register

Apr
16
Fri
ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites
Apr 16 all-day
ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites

ICOMOS established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites in 1982 ,followed by UNESCO adoption during its 22nd General Conference.

This year, the theme is entitled Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures.”

Each year,  ICOMOS proposes a theme for activities to be organized by its members, National and International Scientific Committees, partners, and anyone who wants to join in marking the Day.

Acknowledging global calls for greater inclusion and recognition of diversity, the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2021 invites participants to reflect on, reinterpret, and re-examine existing narratives.

Click to see a calendar events in participating countries

 

Apr
25
Sun
Warsaw Jewish cemetery cleanup @ Warsaw Jewish Cemetery
Apr 25 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Warsaw Jewish cemetery cleanup @ Warsaw Jewish Cemetery | Warszawa | Mazowieckie | Poland

Volunteer cleanup action of the Okopowa st Jewish cemetery

 

May
9
Sun
Cemetery clean-up — Okopowa st Jewish cemetery Warsaw @ Jewish cemetery Warsaw
May 9 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Cemetery clean-up -- Okopowa st Jewish cemetery Warsaw @ Jewish cemetery Warsaw | Warszawa | Mazowieckie | Poland

Another of the regular volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-ups at the Okopowa st. Jewish cemetery in Warsaw.

Turn up ready to work — the weather forecast is good!

 

 

 

 

May
11
Tue
Moreshet seminar – adaptive reuse of Jewish religious properties @ Online webinar
May 11 @ 18:00 – May 12 @ 19:30
Moreshet seminar - adaptive reuse of Jewish religious properties @ Online webinar

 

A 1-1/2 day seminar of the Moreshet project, an EU-funded Jewish heritage project linking half a dozen towns and cities in Europe.

Theme of the seminar (which barring COVID would have taken place in Mantova, Italy) is  “Adapt to Reuse”, dealing with aspects related to recovering and reusing of Jewish religious properties. The online event will give the opportunity, through case studies, to learn and identify the possibilities, outline problems and evaluate solutions in the area of Jewish heritage Architecture.

(Our picture shows a Jewish museum in a former synagogue in Trani, Italy.)

The opening session on Tuesday 11 May at 18:00 CET, will be introduced by a narrated concert, music by Salomone Rossi Mantovano, followed by official greetings and a keynote presentation.

The Seminar working session on Wednesday 12 May, is divided into morning and afternoon blocks. At the end of each block  a workshop discussion will be held.

The morning session will concentrate on case studies from Italy, such as: cemeteries, disused synagogues, and an archeological site. The second session will be dedicated to case studies from outside Italy.

Click here to see the program

 

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