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Aug
2
Fri
Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Jewish cemetery Szczebrzeszyn, Poland
Aug 2 @ 15:00 – 20:00
Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Jewish cemetery Szczebrzeszyn, Poland | Szczebrzeszyn | lubelskie | Poland

Volunteer clean up of the Jewish cemetery, which dates back to the 16th century

 

Aug
6
Tue
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 6 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Aug
7
Wed
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 7 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Aug
8
Thu
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 8 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Sep
16
Mon
David Hillman’s stained glass windows for synagogues @ Ely Cathedral, England
Sep 16 @ 14:00 – 15:30

A Lecture by Prof David Newman OBE

It will be followed by a viewing of the David Hillman ‘Purim’ window from the Old Bayswater Synagogue, now in The Stained Glass Museum in Ely Cathedral.

Click here to read our 2014 article about Hillman’s magnificent windows

In this talk Prof. Newman will shed light on the life and work of David Hillman (1894-1974), a prolific Anglo-Jewish artist who understood the deep connection between art and religion. Hillman was born in Glasgow and his father was Dayan Samuel Isaac Hillman, of the London Beth Din. He created stained glass windows for many London Synagogues, and one of his windows made for the old Bayswater Synagogue (demolished 1966) is on display at The Stained Glass Museum.

Prof. David Newman is a great nephew of  David Hillman, and a researcher of political geography and geopolitics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

 

Sep
17
Tue
Jewish cemetery clean-up summer camp @ Jewish cemetery Chernivtsi
Sep 17 – Sep 29 all-day
Jewish cemetery clean-up summer camp @ Jewish cemetery Chernivtsi | Chernivtsi | Chernivets'ka oblast | Ukraine

The 10th anniversary of this “summer camp” for people aged 40 and over, initiated in 2009..

A main part is volunteer clean-up in the vast Jewish cemetery, which with 50,000 graves, is one of the largest preserved Jewish cemeteries in Europe, damaged in some areas and largely neglected. Participants will pull up weeds and undergrowth, clear overgrown paths between the graves and discover forgotten inscriptions on the gravestones.

See details on the Action Reconciation web site

 

Sep
26
Thu
Romaniote Memories @ Greek Consulate in New York
Sep 26 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Romaniote Memories @ Greek Consulate in New York | New York | New York | United States

Lecture and panel discussion about Romaniote Jews, linked to the exhibition “Romaniote Memories – A Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan: Photographs by Vincent Giordano.”

 

 

 

Oct
3
Thu
Commemoration of architect of synagogue @ former synagogue, St. Polten, Austria
Oct 3 @ 17:30 – 20:30
Commemoration of architect of synagogue @ former synagogue, St. Polten, Austria | Sankt Pölten | Niederösterreich | Austria

A commemoration of Theodor Schreier, the architect of the synagogue in St. Pölten, will include the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to the architect and his wife — both Holocaust victims who died in the Terezin ghetto/camp north of Prague — and a memorial symphonic concert featuring the music of Brahms, Bloch, Dvorak, Janacek, and Schulhoff.

The synagogue is now the home of the Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs — Institute for Austrian Jewish History.

 

 

Oct
6
Sun
Maryland Synagogue Architecture @ Jewish Museum of Maryland
Oct 6 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Lecture by architectural historian Clare Lise Kelly.

The depth of Maryland’s Jewish heritage is reflected in its wide range of synagogue architecture.   With a history extending from the early settlement of German Jews to the influx of Russian Jews, to a post-war suburban population, this presentation explores the evolution from traditional revivalist styles to modern functional design, drawing on examples in Baltimore City and Montgomery County.

Clare Lise Kelly, retired M-NCPPC Architectural Historian, is the author of Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979, and recipient of the Paul H. Kea medal for Architectural Advocacy, the highest honor of AIA Potomac Valley, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

As part of the 2019 Doors Open Baltimore festival, take a special tour of the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue with an architecture focus! Admission on October 6th is FREE.

Generation Z and the Holocaust @ Boston University Hillel
Oct 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Generation Z and the Holocaust @ Boston University Hillel | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

JHE Director Ruth Ellen Gruber is the keynote presenter at an event to foster Holocaust and Jewish heritage awareness among university students. In conversation with student interviewers, she discusses her work — including the JHE web site.

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