Jewish Heritage Europe

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Jul
26
Sun
Jewish Heritage Tour @ Frankfurt/Main
Jul 26 @ 13:00 – 14:00

The walking tour, organized by “Frankfurt on Foot”,  includes a visit to the Medieval Cemetery which dates back to 1270 and the location of the historic Jewish ghetto.

Reservations mandatory — maximum 8 people.

The tour is in English.

 

Aug
1
Sat
Reopening POLIN museum @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw
Aug 1 all-day
Reopening POLIN museum @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw | Warszawa | Mazowieckie | Poland

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews reopens its Core Exhibit after COVID-19 closure.

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
7
Mon
House of Life opens @ Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London
Sep 7 all-day
House of Life opens @ Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London | England | United Kingdom

Willesden Jewish Cemetery reopens as multifaceted place of public heritage — the House of Life: an example of how Jewish cemeteries can be integrated into tourism while respecting the sanctity of the place

If offers guided tours, lectures, an exhibit in a new visitors’ center, and other public programming.

It respects its sanctity as a burial site but enables visitors to explore Jewish history and heritage, as well as learn about the lives of the many Jewish personalities buried there and engage with issues related to death, funeral traditions, and funerary art.

See cemetery web site for more details — http://www.willesdenjewishcemetery.org.uk

Click to read our article about it

 

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.

 

 

Oct
24
Sat
Medieval ghetto tour @ Medieval ghetto, Perugia, Italy
Oct 24 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Medieval ghetto tour @ Medieval ghetto, Perugia, Italy | Perugia | Umbria | Italy

Guided walking tour of the medieval Jewish quarter of Perugia. 

There are four opportunities — at 11 and 11:30 a.m. and at 3:30 and 4 pm.

Mandatory reservation. 

Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy
Oct 24 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy | Gorizia | Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Italy

A local theatre organizes a walking tour  of Jewish history and heritage in Gorizia, including the synagogue, former ghetto — and the Jewish cemetery, across the border in Slovenia. Participants will wear headphones and as they walk will hear a dramatized presentation keyed to places they are seeing, which will tell stories of people and their experiences linked to the city’s Jewish history.

Participants must reserve, and they also must wear face masks and follow social distancing measures.

On Sunday, October 25 — there will also be a tour at 10 a.m.

 

Oct
25
Sun
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy
Oct 25 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy | Gorizia | Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Italy

A local theatre organizes a walking tour  of Jewish history and heritage in Gorizia, including the synagogue, former ghetto — and the Jewish cemetery, across the border in Slovenia. Participants will wear headphones and as they walk will hear a dramatized presentation keyed to places they are seeing, which will tell stories of people and their experiences linked to the city’s Jewish history.

Participants must reserve, and they also must wear face masks and follow social distancing measures.

On Sunday, October 25 — there will also be a tour at 10 a.m.

 

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