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Mar
21
Thu
Rudolf Klein Photo Exhibit on Jewish Cemeteries @ Mucsarnok Budapest
Mar 21 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Rudolf Klein is the author — among many other books — of the recent comprehensive volume “Metropolitan Jewish Cemeteries”. His photographs of synagogues have been exhibited widely. The exhibition runs until April 28.

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.

Sep
6
Sun
Guided tour @ Jewish Cemetery of Haguenau
Sep 6 @ 14:00 – 18:00

The Jewish Cemetery of Haguenau is one of the oldest cemeteries in Alsace and has 3,200 graves, some  dating from the 17th century. 
The cemetery was enlarged in 1766 and 1872. During World War II, its walls and doors were gutted, and graves were also destroyed.

Two guided tours of the cemetery are organized as part of the European Day of Jewish Culture.

Places are limited, registration is required.

Sep
13
Sun
Guided tour @ Jewish Cemetery of Haguenau
Sep 13 @ 14:00 – 18:00

The Jewish Cemetery of Haguenau is one of the oldest cemeteries in Alsace and has 3,200 graves, some  dating from the 17th century. 
The cemetery was enlarged in 1766 and 1872. During World War II, its walls and doors were gutted, and graves were also destroyed.

Two guided tours of the cemetery are organized as part of the European Day of Jewish Culture.

Places are limited, registration is required.

Aug
25
Wed
Architecture of Devotion – The Plans of Lipót Baumhorn for the Szeged New Synagogue @ Pava utca synagogue
Aug 25 2021 @ 16:30 – Jan 20 2022 @ 16:30

An exhibition presenting the construction history of the Szeged New Synagogue. The opening event is at 16:30 on August 25 (see the picture for the program).

The Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Center (MÉM MDK), in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Szeged and the Holocaust Memorial  Center, is commemorating Lipót Baumhorn and the 120 year-old synagogue in Szeged with an exhibition.

Baumhorn letter with drawing of Szeged synagogue. Photo: Szeged Jewish community/Rediscover

The exhibition on the ground floor of the Páva Street Synagogue, which is part of the Holocaust Memorial Center, focuses on the New Synagogue in Szeged, built between 1900 and 1903. In addition to the construction plans and the documents on the building created at the time of its construction, the sacred textiles made for the inauguration of the synagogue, including the Torah Ark curtain (parochet) and the Torah mantel will also be on display. The Jewish Community of Szeged has had the richly embroidered silk objects restored for this occasion.

Besides these objects, rich photographic material also illustrates the oeuvre of Lipót Baumhorn, who was born 160 years ago. The exhibits will not only present the twenty-six synagogues he designed, but visitors will also be able to see examples of his secular architectural work, as interpreted by the photographer Krisztina Bélavári. The synagogue that houses the exhibition was also designed by Lipót Baumhorn, so he is being commemorated in a worthy setting.

New Synagogue, Szeged

Curator: Ágnes Ivett Oszkó, Ph.D., art historian of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Center

Director of the restoration project for the Jewish Community of Szeged: Dóra Pataricza, Ph.D., historian

Professional consultants: Vera Ábrahám, head of the Archives of the Szeged Jewish Community; Dr. Rudolf Klein, Head of Department, University of Óbuda Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture; Pál Ritoók, art historian, head of the Museum Department of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Center

Nov
9
Tue
Holocaust memorials on the territory of today’s Bosnia & Herzegovina @ Jewish Cultural Center "Beit Shalom"
Nov 9 2021 @ 18:00 – Jan 30 2022 @ 18:00
Holocaust memorials on the territory of today's Bosnia & Herzegovina @ Jewish Cultural Center "Beit Shalom" | Doboj | Republika Srpska | Bosnia and Herzegovina

A photographic exhibit on Holocaust memorials in Bosnia-Herzegovina opens on November 9, the anniversary of Kristallnacht, at the Jewish Cultural Center in Doboj.

It was curated by Michael Ilg and Katja Grosse-Sommer and supported by Paideia – The Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.

 

May
5
Thu
Hungarian synagogues @ Honorary Consulate of Hungary in Flanders
May 5 – May 20 all-day
Hungarian synagogues @ Honorary Consulate of Hungary in Flanders | Antwerpen | Vlaams Gewest | Belgium

Exhibition: Let Them Make Me a Sanctuary! Synagogues of Hungarian Communities

The exhibition introduces the sacral architecture of the Hungarian Jewry by presenting individual synagogue buildings. The authors have selected works spanning nearly a millennium in order to present the characteristics of synagogue architecture, the communities that built them and their history. After the medieval synagogues of Sopron, the baroque synagogues of Mád and the neoclassical synagogues of Óbuda, the synagogues of Pest, the jewels of romantic architecture, will also be presented. These buildings, together with the domed synagogues built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries (Győr, Oradea, Szeged, Subotica, Novi Sad), were important milestones in the emancipation of the Jews. The sacral buildings of the Jewish community of Kassa (Kosice), which were built to complement the Slovakian stops in the exhibition, are also shown on separate tables, and are gems of Romantic and 20th century modern architecture.

Visit only on reservation: 32 2 209 0750 / info@bmki.be

The exhibition is a joint project of the Hungarian Academy of Arts and the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Documentation Centre for Historic Monument Protection.

Curator: dr. Ágnes Ivett Oszkó, art historian, MÉM MDK
Project Manager: Ágnes Komlóssy, Head of the International and Transnational Affairs Department of the MMA

 

Aug
28
Sun
Koszeg synagogue opening-exhibit @ Koszeg, Hungary synagogue
Aug 28 @ 15:00 – Aug 29 @ 19:00
Koszeg synagogue opening-exhibit @ Koszeg, Hungary synagogue | Kőszeg | Hungary

The long-derelict 19th century synagogue in Kőszeg, western Hungary, is reopening to the public after a full-scale renovation that took place over the past two years. The synagogue, which is owned by the state, will become a cultural centre but also will be able to be used for religious services.

JHE’s Ruth Ellen Gruber is on the program of its first public event, Sunday August 28-29 — the opening of an exhibition about Philip (Fülöp) Schey (1798-1881), a Jewish philanthropist born in Kőszeg (known in German as Güns), who had grown rich as a textile merchant and later became a banker for the Hapsburgs. In 1859, Emperor Franz Joseph raised Schey to the Hungarian nobility — he was the first Jew to receive this honor and took the title Philip Schey von Koromla.

The exhibit is called “A Kőszeg Success Story: the Schey Family,” and it presents Philip Schey’s family, life and work: his economic and philanthropic activities, as well as his founding of institutions.

It begins at 3 p.m. and is organized by iAsk — the Institute of Advanced Studies in Kőszeg, which has played a role in the restoration of the building.

The opening is part of a two-day series of events, “Synagogue Week in Kőszeg,” including concerts, lectures, guided tours, and book presentations.

Sep
18
Sun
Centennial Nagyfuvaros utca synagogue @ Nagyfuvaros synagogue
Sep 18 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Centennial Nagyfuvaros utca synagogue @ Nagyfuvaros synagogue

A ceremony and reception mark the 100th anniversary of the synagogue on Nagyfuvaros street in Budapest.

 

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