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Jul
19
Fri
Dedication Synagogue Square memorial @ Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Jul 19 @ 12:00 – 18:00
Dedication Synagogue Square memorial @ Jurbarkas, Lithuania | Jurbarkas | Tauragės apskritis | Lithuania

The official opening ceremony for a new memorial commemorating the memory of the Jews of Jurbarkas, Lithuania — in Yiddish, Yurburg.

The event will have several parts, including a concert at 2:30 pm by the choral group Aukuras from Klaipėda, at the Apparition of Christ Orthodox church. At 3:30 there will be a look back at the Synagogue Square Memorial Project at the Grybas Museum at Vydūno street no. 31, and at 4:30 there will be a meeting and discussion with the authors and creators of the memorial at the Jurbarkas Regional Public Library at Vilniaus street no. 4.

The municipality approved renaming the junction of Kauno and Kranto streets in the town center – The Synagogue Square.

This square, adjacent to the historical location of Yurburg’s two major Synagogues, was chosen as the site for a memorial dedicated to the Jewish Community of Yurburg. In April 2016, mayor Skirmantas Mockevicius asked Amir Maimon, the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Lithuania, to contact Israeli sculptor David Zundelovitch and his creative group CAN New Artists Collegium with a request to design and create the future memorial, with is a sort of urban land sculpture.

Click to see the Facebook page for the memorial

 

 

Aug
11
Sun
Day of Jewish Monuments @ Czech Republic
Aug 11 all-day
Day of Jewish Monuments @ Czech Republic | Czechia

The the third edition of the Czech Republic’s Day of Jewish Monuments takes place August 11 — and this year there is a smartphone app as well as an interactive map on the web site to help visitors.

On the Day, some 50 selected Jewish heritage sites in more than 40 towns in Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia will be open to visitors. They include synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, museums, and other sites. Some of them are generally closed to the public;  some have recently undergone extensive renovation or are in the process of restoration.

See our article about this

 

Aug
18
Sun
“In schwindendem Licht”. @ Museum Jüdischer Betsaal Horb
Aug 18 @ 16:00 – 17:00

Opening of the photographic exhibition of abadoned Jewish heritage sites in eastern Europe, by Christian Herrmann.

 

The exhibit runs until December 29, open on Saturdays and Sundays, 2 – 5 p.m

Sep
1
Sun
European Day of Jewish Culture @ all over Europe
Sep 1 all-day
European Day of Jewish Culture @ all over Europe | 0

The annual European Day (or Days) of Jewish Culture kicks off September 1st.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event — which takes place in hundreds of locations all over Europe.

JHE Director Ruth Ellen Gruber took part in the meeting in Paris in 1999 that established the EDJC, and she will be writing about it in a post on the web site.

 

Sep
13
Fri
English Heritage Open Days @ More than 15 synagogues, 4 Jewish cemeteries
Sep 13 – Sep 22 all-day
English Heritage Open Days @ More than 15 synagogues, 4 Jewish cemeteries

 

More than 15 historic synagogues all over England can be visited at various times during England’s 15th annual Heritage Open Days.

They include synagogues in Reading, Bristol, Exeter, Hull, Cheltenham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Manchester — and more. There will also be tours of four Jewish cemeteries in Brighton, London, Liberpool, and King’s Lynn.

Click here to see the synagogue list

Click here to see the cemetery list

 

 

Sep
15
Sun
Giornata della Cultura Ebraica @ All over Italy
Sep 15 all-day
Giornata della Cultura Ebraica @ All over Italy

The Giornata della Cultura Ebraica — Italy’s European Day of Jewish Culture — is celebrated, with events in more than 80 locations up and down the Italian peninsula.

Unlike the general EDJC, the theme of Italy’s Giornata is “Dreams” — Sogni.

Click here to see the program

 

Heritage Open Days: Montefiore Synagogue @ Montefiore Synagogue
Sep 15 @ 10:00 – 15:00

A chance to see inside the synagogue built by Sir Moses Montefiore in 1833. The nearby Mausoleum contains the tombs of Sir Moses and Lady Judith Montefiore. The Synagogue was designed by David Mocatta and was the first synagogue to be built in England by a Jewish architect.

Access is limited due to the historic nature of the buildings.
Access to buildings via woodland path.

 

Sep
19
Thu
Romaniote Memories – a Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan @ Greek Consulate in New York
Sep 19 @ 18:00 – Oct 3 @ 19:00
Romaniote Memories - a Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan @ Greek Consulate in New York | New York | New York | United States

Exhibition of Photographs by Vincent Giordano.

The photographs are part of a multi-media archive, created by Giordano, who died in 2010, that was sponsored by International Survey of Jewish Monuments and in 2019 will find a new home at the Hellenic American Project and Special Collections at the Library of Queens College, New York.

Giordano’s photographs document two related communities of Greek Romaniote Jews – in Ioannina, in northwestern Greece and on Broome Street on New York’s Lower East Side. Romaniote Jews trace their religious and cultural heritage to the Judaism of the ancient Greco-Roman world two-thousand years ago, and these two tiny congregations are among the few remaining to follow these traditions. Romaniotes have their own liturgy and cultural traditions, as well as their own language, a dialect of Greek that combines words and phrases from Hebrew and Turkish. This luminous black and white photo essay includes a poignant exploration of liturgy and ritual, conveying how people engage with religious space and carry on their time-honored sacred traditions.

The exhibition will open on Thursday, September 19th , 2019 at 6:00 p.m. it will continue through October 3rd, 2019. 

A panel discussion by experts will take place at the Consulate on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Sep
22
Sun
Glasgow open days – visit synagogue @ Garnethill synagogue
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Glasgow open days - visit synagogue @ Garnethill synagogue | Scotland | United Kingdom

Visit the Garnethill synagogue as part of the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival, an annual event celebrating the city’s architecture, culture & heritage through a free programme of open buildings and events taking place over one week in September.

It is Scotland’s first purpose-built Synagogue. As well as continuing to be an active place of worship, the building is the home of the Scottish Jewish Archive Centre and Museum.

Sep
24
Tue
Opening new Simon Adler Museum @ Dobra Voda, CZ
Sep 24 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Opening new Simon Adler Museum @ Dobra Voda, CZ | Hartmanice | Czechia

 

The opening of the new permanent exhibition at the Simon Adler Museum.

The museum, which opened in 1997, is dedicated to Adler, a Jewish historian and rabbi who was born there and who was killed at Auschwitz in 1944.

The museum exhibition to date has focused on Adler, his life, and his family history as well as on local Jewish history and traditions.

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