Jewish Heritage Europe

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Dec
18
Wed
Ten Stars: Brandýs nad Labem, Jičín and Úštěk @ Prague Jewish Education and Culture Center
Dec 18 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Ten Stars: Brandýs nad Labem, Jičín and Úštěk @ Prague Jewish Education and Culture Center | Hlavní město Praha | Czechia

Arno Pařík from the Prague Jewish Museum discusses the restoration of the synagogues in the towns of Brandýs nad Labem, Jičín and Úštěk as part of the 10 Stars revitalization of Jewish heritage project, which was inaugurated in 2014.

 

 

Feb
18
Tue
Jewish Brick and Mortar in the Russian Capital @ YIVO
Feb 18 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Jewish Brick and Mortar in the Russian Capital @ YIVO | New York | New York | United States

The Architectural Dialogue between the St. Petersburg Jewish Community and the Tsarist Metropolis

Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture in Eastern European Jewish Studies

In this lecture, Dr. Vladimir Levin will consider the uneasy relationship between the architectural oeuvre of the Jewish community and the capital city of the Russian Empire. Although concentrating on St. Petersburg, the talk will address questions and problems that many Jewish communities in European and American cities had to wrangle with. Every Jewish community that settled in a large or small city had to decide how to represent itself vis-à-vis that city, how prominent and visible should their representation should be; what are the ways to express Jewishness in the general cityscape and which means should be employed toward achieving this goal. The lecture will discuss how the Jews of St. Petersburg and their non-Jewish allies looked for a style that was best suited for marking their presence in the city, and how a unique convergence of architecture and manuscript illuminations was created to that end. 


About the Speaker

Dr. Vladimir Levin is the Director of the Center for Jewish Art at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Born in St. Petersburg, he holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University. He authored From Revolution to War: Jewish Politics in Russia, 1907-1914 (in Hebrew, 2016) and co-edited Synagogues in Lithuania: A Catalogue (2010-2012). In 2017 he co-authored with Sergey Kravtsov the book Synagogue in Ukraine: Volhynia, and currently works on the book of Jewish heritage in Siberia with Anna Berezin. He also published 120 articles and essays about social and political aspects of modern Jewish history in Eastern Europe, synagogue architecture and ritual objects, Jewish religious Orthodoxy, Jewish-Muslim relations, Jews and Jewish politics in Lithuania, Russian architecture in the Holy Land, history of East-European Jewish communities etc.

Dr. Levin headed numerous research expeditions to documents synagogues and other monuments of Jewish material culture in eastern and central Europe and lead several research projects in the field of Jewish Art, the most important of which is the creation of the Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art – the world’s largest digital depository of Jewish heritage.

Jun
17
Wed
WEBINAR: Resilience — Jewish Museums in Uncertain Times
Jun 17 @ 20:00 – 21:00
WEBINAR: Resilience -- Jewish Museums in Uncertain Times

WEBINAR via ZOOM

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in discussion with Zygmunt Stępiński, the Director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

The conversation will include a 45-minute discussion, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session where you can ask questions submitted before or during the broadcast.

Click to register and get the Zoom link

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

 

Sep
5
Sat
Simcha Jewish culture festival @ Wroclaw, Poland
Sep 5 @ 22:00 – Sep 11 @ 20:00
Simcha Jewish culture festival @ Wroclaw, Poland | Wrocław | Dolnośląskie | Poland

The 22nd annual Simcha Jewish Culture Festival, held in and around the White Stork synagogue in Wroclaw, Poland. Concerts, lectures, tours, performances, and more.

Click here to see the program

 

Sep
8
Tue
Lubliner Jewish culture festival @ Lublin, Poland, various locations
Sep 8 @ 19:00 – Sep 13 @ 20:00
Lubliner Jewish culture festival @ Lublin, Poland, various locations | Lublin | Lublin Voivodeship | Poland

A range of concerts, performances, lectures, workshops and other events, at venues including the Yeshiva Chachmei Yeshiva and the Grodzka Gate Theatre NN complex. There are also online events.

Click here to see the program in English

 

Sep
18
Fri
Festival of Three Cultures @ Włodawa, Poland
Sep 18 all-day
Festival of Three Cultures @ Włodawa, Poland | Włodawa | Lubelskie | Poland

21st annual festival with a variety of events centering on Jewish, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian culture in southeastern Poland.

Events take place in and around the complex of historic synagogues, now a museum.

Sep
20
Sun
Festival of Three Cultures @ Włodawa, Poland
Sep 20 all-day
Festival of Three Cultures @ Włodawa, Poland | Włodawa | Lubelskie | Poland

21st annual festival with a variety of events centering on Jewish, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian culture in southeastern Poland.

Events take place in and around the complex of historic synagogues, now a museum.

Sep
21
Mon
Festival of Three Cultures @ Włodawa, Poland
Sep 21 all-day
Festival of Three Cultures @ Włodawa, Poland | Włodawa | Lubelskie | Poland

21st annual festival with a variety of events centering on Jewish, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian culture in southeastern Poland.

Events take place in and around the complex of historic synagogues, now a museum.

Oct
12
Mon
Jewish Culture Days @ Olomouc, CZ
Oct 12 – Oct 20 all-day
Jewish Culture Days @ Olomouc, CZ | Olomouc | Olomoucký kraj | Czechia

Jewish culture festival will take place both onsite and online. Check the program here — http://www.muo.cz/dzko/

(The picture shows the destroyed Olomouc synagogue, from an exhibition a couple of years ago).

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