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Dec
10
Tue
Synagogues as Museums and Galleries in East‐Central Europe @ Grande Synagogue of Europe, Brussels
Dec 10 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Synagogues as Museums and Galleries in East‐Central Europe @ Grande Synagogue of Europe, Brussels | Bruxelles | Bruxelles | Belgium

The opening of a photo exhibition by Rudolf Klein that presents a brief survey of synagogues converted into museums and galleries in Hungary, Austria, Bosnia‐Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. The exhibit runs until January 16, 2020.

The opening includes talks (in English) by Klein, Polish researcher Natalia Romik,  and Professor Thomas Gergely.

Prior registration is required.  Click here

The event is organized in collaboration with the Great Synagogue of Europe, the Balassi Institute, the Polish Institute and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Mar
4
Wed
Over the river. History of Jews on the Odra River @ Zielona Gora, Poland, Museum of the Lubusz Land
Mar 4 @ 17:00 – 19:00

Opening of the Polish-German exhibition  “Over the river. History of Jews on the Odra River,” co-organized by the Museum of the Lubusz Land and the German Cultural Forum of Central and Eastern Europe in Potsdam.

The exhibition is devoted to selected aspects of Jewish history on both sides of the Oder River — a borderland area that changed nationality for centuries, and which was a meeting place for the culture of German Jews and the culture of Polish Jews.

From the organizers:

In the nineteenth century, a growing wave of nationalism and anti-Semitism began to threaten the cultural diversity [of the region] and eventually it was destroyed by Nazism. After World War II, the border between Poland and Germany was marked on the Oder and Nysa Łużycka. After the expulsion and displacement of the German population, these lands became a new homeland for Poles. For a short time it seemed that Polish Jews survived the Holocaust survivors in Lower Silesia and Pomerania. Initially, tens of thousands of them settled here, but most of them left the area by the end of the 1960s. Over time, the thousand-year absence of Jews on the Oder fell into oblivion, and its traces blurred or were destroyed. The exhibition tries to save from oblivion and recall these traces.

 

The exhibition will continue until April 26, 2020.

Jul
3
Fri
Jewish Days in Mád @ Mád, Hungary
Jul 3 @ 15:00 – Jul 5 @ 13:00
Jewish Days in Mád @ Mád, Hungary | Mád | Hungary

The fifth annual Jewish festival in the wine-making village of Mád, in northeastern Hungary, where there is a restored synagogue, Jewish cemetery and Jewish tourism hub.

Pre-registration is necessary.

Festival events will respect COVID sanitary regulations.

 

 

Jul
31
Fri
Yiddish Summer Weimar @ Weimar, Erfurt, Eisenach Germany
Jul 31 – Aug 23 all-day

 

Lots of Jewish cultural events and festivals have been cancelled, but Yiddish Summer Weimar is going ahead with a shortened festival — whose workshops etc will take place outdoors and conform to Coronavirus hygiene measures.

Details are still being worked out — check the web site https://yiddishsummer.eu/

 

Aug
23
Sun
Jewish Museum reopening @ Jewish Museum Berlin
Aug 23 all-day
Jewish Museum reopening @ Jewish Museum Berlin | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

 

Grand reopening of the Jewish Museum of Berlin, following a full revamp of its core exhibition.

Click here to see information — https://www.jmberlin.de/en/core-exhibition

 

 

Sep
10
Thu
Ahava Jewish Culture Festival @ Thuringia state (various towns) Germany
Sep 10 – Sep 20 all-day
Ahava Jewish Culture Festival @ Thuringia state (various towns) Germany | Thuringia | Germany

An annual Jewish culture festival that takes places in several towns in east-central Germany’s Thuringia state, including Erfurt, Jena, Weimar, Eisenach, Gera….

There are concerts, performances, guided tours, “open doors” of synagogues, lectures, and more.

Click here to see the program

 

Sep
17
Thu
Photo exhibit on Jewish cemeteries @ Jewish Museum Creglingen Germany
Sep 17 @ 19:30 – 20:30

Opening of “House of Eternity,” an exhibit of photographs of Jewish cemeteries in central and eastern Europe, taken between 2004 and 2020 by Marcel-Th. and Klaus Jacobs.

Marcel-Th. and Klaus Jacobs created a photographic documentation of meanwhile 64 Jewish cemeteries in Germany, Poland, the Ukraine an the Czech Republic. The Jewish Museum Creglingen presents 40 selected photographies of this collection. Short characteristics explain the local conditions and the backgrounds of the visited cemeteries.

The exhibit will run until November 2, open on Sundays, 2-5 p.m.

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Sep
23
Wed
Exhibition opening @ Lviv Museum of History of Religion
Sep 23 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Exhibition opening @ Lviv Museum of History of Religion | L'viv | L'vivs'ka oblast | Ukraine
The exhibition will feature 22 ritual items used in synagogues or by Jewish families as well as photos from the collection of Vladimir Rumyantsev and Yaroslav Yanchak, provided by the Center for Urban History of Central and Eastern Europe from its media archive.
 
Among the exhibits are Galician Hanukkah menorahs, a Torah crown, tzedaka boxes, and a post-war velvet parochot with an embroidered inscription dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust
 
Some of the items were kept during 1945–1962 in the Jakub Glanzer Synagogue. They were later confiscated by the Soviet authorities and transferred to the Lviv Historical Museum, and from there to the Lviv Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism (Today – the Lviv Museum of the History of Religion). 
The curator of the exhibition is Maxim Martin, the head of the museum’s Judaism department.
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The exhibition will be up until the end of the year.
Oct
21
Wed
Frankfurt Jewish Museum reopens @ Frankfurt Jewish Museum
Oct 21 all-day
Frankfurt Jewish Museum reopens @ Frankfurt Jewish Museum | Frankfurt am Main | Hessen | Germany

The Frankfurth Jewish Museum reopens after being closed for five years for a total revamp of its core exhibit and expansion of its space with a modern new building.

The new core exhibit presents Jewish history, art and culture in Frankfurt, from the time around 1800 to the present day, with a strong focus on the present.

 

 

Nov
9
Mon
Jewish Culture Days @ Gröbzig, Germany
Nov 9 – Nov 16 all-day
Jewish Culture Days @ Gröbzig, Germany | Gröbzig | Sachsen-Anhalt | Germany

Jewish culture festival, with concerts, guided tours of the synagogue and Jewish cemetery, and more. The synagogue in Gröbzig is now a Jewish museum.

Click here to download a pdf of the program

 

 

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