Jewish Heritage Europe

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Aug
3
Mon
Guided tour @ Synagogue in Erstein, France
Aug 3 @ 14:30 – 16:00

A guided tour of the synagogue in Ernstein, near Strasbourg, built in 1957

 

Aug
8
Sat
Guided tour @ Synagogue in Mutzig, France (and church)
Aug 8 @ 17:00 – 18:30

A guided tour of the synagogue in Mutzig, built in 1787 and the oldest in Alsace, which is generally closed the visitors. The tour also includes the nearby church of St. Maurice.

 

Aug
11
Tue
Nighttime Jewish heritage tour @ Ingwiller, France
Aug 11 @ 20:00 – 21:30

A guided tour of the synagogue and Jewish heritage in Ingwiller.

Reservations necessary — and people must wear face masks.

 

Aug
22
Sat
Singer’s Warsaw Jewish Culture Festival @ Many venues including Jewish Theatre
Aug 22 @ 08:00 – Aug 30 @ 22:00
Singer's Warsaw Jewish Culture Festival @ Many venues including Jewish Theatre | Warszawa | Mazowieckie | Poland

The 17th annual Singer’s Warsaw festival — many on-site and online events are on the program, including concerts, lectures, guided tours, theatrical performances, and more.

On the program, click the title for more information and registration details.

Click here for the program

 

Aug
26
Wed
Guided walk @ New Jewish Cemertery, Krakow
Aug 26 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Guided walk @ New Jewish Cemertery, Krakow | Kraków | Małopolskie | Poland

Guided walk around the New Jewish cemetery, with a discussion of funeral traditions and gravestone symbolism, organized by the Jewish Museum branch of the City Museum.

Meeting point is the courtyard of the Old Synagogue,  Szeroka 24.

The group is limited to 16 people.

For information — scroll down on this page : https://www.muzeumkrakowa.pl/aktualnosci/lato-w-mk

 

 

Sep
18
Fri
Guided walk @ Jewish Cemetery Thann, France
Sep 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00

There is also a tour at 14:00.

The cemetery has around 100 graves, with the oldest dating back to the 17th century.It was listed as a historic monument in 2016.

 

Feb
11
Thu
Virtual Opening of Romaniote Memories: Photos of Vincent Giordano @ Online Zoom event
Feb 11 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Virtual Opening of Romaniote Memories: Photos of Vincent Giordano @ Online Zoom event
The exhibition can be seen at this link: https://scalar.usc.edu/works/romaniote-memories/index
 
In 1999, photographer Vincent Giordano made an unplanned visit to the small Kehila Kedosha Janina (KKJ) synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side. He knew little about Judaism or synagogues, and even less about the Romaniote Jewish tradition of which KKJ, built in 1927, is the lone North American representative. In this he was not alone. Romaniotes are among the least known of Jewish communities. Beginning in 2001 and guided by members of the KKJ community, Giordano documented the synagogue and its religious art of the congregation using film, video, and audio.
 
In 2019 the Giordano family donated the archive of Vincent’s work to Queens College, where it is a major part of the Hellenic American Project and is preserved as part of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library’s Special Collections and Archives.
 
The exhibition is sponsored by the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Hellenic American Project, and Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College, in partnership with the International Center for Jewish Monuments, an independent non-profit organization.
 
The exhibition includes more than one hundred photographs, presented in ten thematic sections, accessible here.
 
To register for the exhibition’s opening reception on Zoom, featuring a conversation with curators, distinguished guests, and friends go to:
May
19
Wed
Jewish Bialystok virtual tour @ Online event
May 19 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Jewish Bialystok virtual tour @ Online event

Take a a virtual tour of Bialystok with Tomasz Wisniewski, an expert in Jewish history of Podlasie region, who will guide viewers through the city space and history of Bialystok, a home to Jewish community from the mid-17th century. Join in to listen to the history of Jewish community of Bialystok: its role in the rapid development of the town in the 19th century, social and cultural life in early 20th century, and the fate of Jews during Soviet and Nazi occupation.

The tour is part of the regular “Zoom in” program of the Forum for Dialogue NGO.

Wisniewski has been working for more than 30 years to preserve the memory of the Jewish communities of Poland’s eastern borderland. He created the web site jewishbialystok.pl as an online museum of Jewish history in the region and he received the POLIN museum award in 2018.

He has written several books, including a guidebook to Jewish Bialystok and surroundings, and on his YouTube channel  you can find more than 2,000 films presenting Jewish history of the region. He has documented Jewish cemeteries and runs the site bagnowka.pl, which collects data on almost 40,000  tombstones, mainly Jewish ones, and also presents other heritage information.

Click here to register

 

 

Sep
25
Sat
Exhibit of rescued matzevot fragments @ Huta Bedzin
Sep 25 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Exhibit of rescued matzevot fragments @ Huta Bedzin | Będzin | Śląskie | Poland

More than 1,000 fragments of Jewish headstones that the Communist authorities removed in the 1960s from the Jewish cemetery on Zagorska Street and used to build a railway station platform will be exhibited to the public.

Excavations have been going on for six months to recover them, and they will eventually used to create a memorial.

At 5 pm, at the Muzeum Cafe Jerozolima, there will be a presentation about the history of the cemetery.

 

Mar
31
Thu
Hideouts. The Architecture of Survival @ Zacheta gallery Warsaw
Mar 31 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Hideouts. The Architecture of Survival @ Zacheta gallery Warsaw | Warszawa | Mazowieckie | Poland

Opening of the exhibition Hideouts. The Architecture of Survival — showcasing the work of the architect, artist, and researcher Natalia Romik about the places where Jews hid during the Holocaust.

The exhibition will run until July 17, Tuesday-Sunday, 12-8 pm.

 

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