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Oct
26
Thu
A Sacred Space: Synagogue Architecture and Identity – opening event @ JTS Library, New York
Oct 26 @ 17:30 – 19:00
A Sacred Space: Synagogue Architecture and Identity - opening event @ JTS Library, New York | New York | New York | United States

The opening event of an exhibition that runs until March 7, 2024 — a large selection of rare prints depicting historic synagogues,  co-curated by Samuel D. Gruber and Sharon Liberman Mintz.

The event features a lecture by Samuel D. Gruber: “The Image of the Synagogue in Prints: Architecture and Identity.”

The 42 prints on view—selected from books, art prints, magazines, and newspapers—showcase a wide range of synagogue types. Notably, the pace of production of these images accelerated in the 19th century, when we first encounter Jewish architects of synagogues, along with the Jewish artists who depicted them.

The exhibit will feature images of synagogues from the Netherlands, England, France, Austria, and Germany, ending on American shores. 

 

Jan
12
Fri
Tracce e Memorie del Ghetto – Traces and Memories of the Ghetto @ Biblioteca Civica di Verona
Jan 12 – Feb 3 all-day
Tracce e Memorie del Ghetto - Traces and Memories of the Ghetto @ Biblioteca Civica di Verona

An exhibit that documents the urban and architectural experience of the  historic ghetto in Verona. It is mounted in connection with Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27.

Opening hours are:

Mondays 14:00 – 19:00
Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 – 19:00

Special opening

Sunday January 28 9:00 – 19:00

Jan
27
Sat
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan 27 all-day
International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, is observed as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

There are many commemorative, educational, and other events in many countries on and around that date.

 

 

Feb
12
Mon
Dutch National Holocaust Museum Opening @ National Holocaust Museum, Amsterdam
Feb 12 all-day
Dutch National Holocaust Museum Opening @ National Holocaust Museum, Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The new Dutch National Holocaust Museum will be officially opened March 10  by King Willem-Alexander at a ceremony attended by the prime minister and other VIPs. The king will also give a speech at a gathering in the nearby Portuguese Synagogue.

The museum then opens to the public on March 11, from 10 am-5 pm  (almost) daily.

The museum tells the story of the Nazi persecution and murder of the Jews of the Netherlands. 

This is the first and only museum to relate the history of the persecution of the Jews of the entire Netherlands. Including the day-to-day life of Jews on the eve of the Second World War, the liberation as Jews experienced it, and how the Holocaust has been treated in our national culture of remembrance: all this is examined in the museum.

The Museum is part of the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam. Germany and Austria have contributed financially to the establishment of the museum.

(Photo: © Thijs Wolzak/National Holocaust Museum)

Feb
21
Wed
House of the World to Come: Immortal Jewish Cemeteries @ Parobrod Galeria, Belgrade
Feb 21 – Mar 7 all-day

Photo exhibition by Rudolf Klein, author of the book Metropolitan Jewish Cemeteries — which will be presented at the opening.

The opening takes place February 21, at 7 p.m.

There will be speeches by Klein and others.

Mar
10
Sun
Dutch National Holocaust Museum Opening @ National Holocaust Museum, Amsterdam
Mar 10 all-day
Dutch National Holocaust Museum Opening @ National Holocaust Museum, Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The new Dutch National Holocaust Museum will be officially opened March 10  by King Willem-Alexander at a ceremony attended by the prime minister and other VIPs. The king will also give a speech at a gathering in the nearby Portuguese Synagogue.

The museum then opens to the public on March 11, from 10 am-5 pm  (almost) daily.

The museum tells the story of the Nazi persecution and murder of the Jews of the Netherlands. 

This is the first and only museum to relate the history of the persecution of the Jews of the entire Netherlands. Including the day-to-day life of Jews on the eve of the Second World War, the liberation as Jews experienced it, and how the Holocaust has been treated in our national culture of remembrance: all this is examined in the museum.

The Museum is part of the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam. Germany and Austria have contributed financially to the establishment of the museum.

(Photo: © Thijs Wolzak/National Holocaust Museum)

Mar
19
Tue
Official Opening of the restored Žatec Synagogue as a cultural space @ Synagogue in Zatec
Mar 19 @ 16:00
Official Opening of the restored Žatec Synagogue as a cultural space @ Synagogue in Zatec | Ústecký kraj | Czechia

After many decades, the synagogue and rabbinical house in Žatec will be ceremonially opened. Both monuments have undergone complete reconstruction in recent years and will now serve as a museum and cultural space.

The celebrations will include performances by the Žatec Occasional Choir and the Camerata children’s choir at the ZUŠ in Žatec.

Long empty and in deteriorating condition, the synagogue and rabbi’s house were bought in 2013 by  Daniel Černý, who from 2019 oversaw a full-scale renovation of the buildings that was completed in 2022. Most of the €2 million costs of the project were covered with grants from the state and the EU.

The rescue and restoration of the synagogue won the Patrimonium pro futuro Award in the Monument Protection category. 

NOTE: The  program on March 22 will begin at 5 p.m.

 

Mar
22
Fri
Official Opening of the restored Žatec Synagogue as a cultural space @ Synagogue in Zatec
Mar 22 @ 16:00
Official Opening of the restored Žatec Synagogue as a cultural space @ Synagogue in Zatec | Ústecký kraj | Czechia

After many decades, the synagogue and rabbinical house in Žatec will be ceremonially opened. Both monuments have undergone complete reconstruction in recent years and will now serve as a museum and cultural space.

The celebrations will include performances by the Žatec Occasional Choir and the Camerata children’s choir at the ZUŠ in Žatec.

Long empty and in deteriorating condition, the synagogue and rabbi’s house were bought in 2013 by  Daniel Černý, who from 2019 oversaw a full-scale renovation of the buildings that was completed in 2022. Most of the €2 million costs of the project were covered with grants from the state and the EU.

The rescue and restoration of the synagogue won the Patrimonium pro futuro Award in the Monument Protection category. 

NOTE: The  program on March 22 will begin at 5 p.m.

 

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

Jun
28
Fri
Handover of the St. Pölten Jewish Cemetery @ St. Pölten Jewish cemetery
Jun 28 @ 11:00 – 11:45
Handover of the St. Pölten Jewish Cemetery @ St. Pölten Jewish cemetery | Sankt Pölten | Niederösterreich | Austria

The newly-restored cemetery will be released to the St. Pölten local authority, which will be responsible for its long-term upkeep.

The picture shows the newly-restored cemetery in  May 2024 Photo ©National Fund/Judith Pfeffer

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