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Apr
18
Thu
Great synagogue restores memory @ Warsaw
Apr 18 @ 21:00 – 23:00

For the second year in a row, the Open Republic Association will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising with a multimedia event created by the artist Gabi von Seltmann. On the night of 18th April, i.e. on the eve of the anniversary of the Uprising, the image of the Great Synagogue rising from the rubble will appear on the wall of the Blue Skyscraper which was constructed on its site. The Great Synagogue, destroyed by the Germans after the fall of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, will be symbolically reconstructed through image, sound and emotion.

“May remembrance and love overcome destruction and death.”

Archival recordings of the cantor of the Great Synagogue, Gerszon Sirota, who died in the Warsaw ghetto, and fragments of the poem “Bashert”, read by its author, Irena Klepfisz, daughter of Michał, a soldier of the Jewish Combat Association, will be played during the ceremony.

The performance will last six minutes (the sequence will be repeated from 9:00 to 11:00 PM).

The event will be broadcast live at www.otwarta.org 
For more details please visit the fanpage and event on FB.

 

Apr
28
Sun
Guided tour, Jewish Verona @ Verona synagogue, ghetto
Apr 28 @ 10:30 – 12:00

A guided walking tour of the synagogue and former Jewish ghetto in the heart of Verona.

Facade of synagogue in Verona, Italy.
May
19
Sun
Guides training seminar on Polish Hasidism @ Lublin
May 19 – May 24 all-day

At Lag B’Omer, a training seminar for tour guides on Hasidic history and heritage will be held — in English, sponsored by several institutions and organizations in cooperation with local Jewish bodies and Bar Ilan University.

The aims are:

  •  to improve knowledge about Hasidism, especially Seer of Lublin and his students
  •  to improve guiding and storytelling skills
  •  to visit sites most important for the history of Hasidism in eastern Poland
  • to meet people from all over Poland, Israel and abroad

The seminar will include:

  • Study Groups Relating to “The Seer of Lublin” and His Hasidic Court: Historical and Theological Background
  • Lectures of Israeli and Polish experts
  • Hasidic Tales and Music
  • Lag Baomer Celebration
  • Study tours in: Lublin – Leżajsk – Łańcut  – Kock

Registration is open till March 31, 2019.

For more information and registration: 
Agata Radkowska-Parka : agata@rootkatours.com

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Click here to find full details, program, and application process

Click here for a pdf leaflet about the seminar

Click here for full program PDF

 

May
26
Sun
Guided tour @ Plymouth England Jewish Cemetery
May 26 @ 11:00 – 16:00

Excursions every 15 minutes, as part of the Plymouth History Festival

Located on Plymouth’s historic Hoe, in the shadow of The Citadel, lies the Old Jewish Cemetery. Contained within high stone walls it has always remained hidden from public view. The only clue to its existence is an insignificant door. With the aid of funding from Vital Sparks and Drakes Foundation, an audio trail has been created, bringing to life the lives of those buried.

Sensible footwear required.

MP3s and head phones available on the day or bring your own head phones and/or your own smart phone.

Donations welcome / Booking essential / phccaretaker@yahoo.co.uk / 07753267616 / www.plymouthsynagogue.com

Jun
2
Sun
Guided tour @ Old Jewish Cemetery Frankfurt
Jun 2 @ 14:00 – 15:00

Guided tour (in German) of the historic Old Jewish Cemetery in Frankfurt, organized by the Jewish Museum of Frankfurt.

The tree-shaded cemetery, established in 1828, is  located next to the Frankfurt main cemetery. There are more than 30,000 tombs from the 19th and 20th centuries. On some of the graves you will find famous names from Frankfurt’s city history, such as Oppenheim, Sonnemann, Rothschild and Pappenheim. 

Sign up at the email address above.

 

 

Jun
6
Thu
Dedication monument made of rescued matzevot @ Jewish cemetery, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland
Jun 6 @ 12:00 – 13:00

A second memorial wall made of rescued matzevot has been constructed next to the 2011 original memorial wall and will be inaugurated. These are matzevot that were buried under local streets and have been recovered in recent months, thanks to the the initiative and efforts of Grzegorz Grzybowski and with the support of Mayor Kowalski and local military authorities.  

Gregorz Grzybowski is the contractor who designed and built the wall and plaza at the cemetery that was dedicated in 2011. 

It is known that there are still partial and full headstones scattered around the city that had been used for walls, walkways, etc. The Mayor’s office has undertaken a program to encourage people who have these to turn them in to the city and receive replacement blocks or decorative pavers in return.

The dedication of the new monument takes place withing an annual reunion of descendants from Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, taking place June 4-6.

Jun
11
Tue
Jewish Architecture Bus Tour @ London
Jun 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00

A tour on a London double-decker bus that is organized by the London Jewish Museum and led by the architecture expert Joe Kerr. Participants will see buildings designed by famous Jewish architects whose work was crucial to the rebuilding of twentieth century London, including modernist icons by Erno Goldfinger, Denys Lasdun and Berthold Lubetkin.

The bus tour begins in Angel and finishes at the Jewish Museum London in Camden Town.

The stops on the tour are:

  • Spa Green Estate (Berthold Lubetkin)
  • Finsbury Health Centre (Berthold Lubetkin)
  • Centrepoint (Richard Seifert)
  • Trellick Tower (Erno Goldfinger)

The tour will also be stopping at and going inside the Royal College of Physicians, a Grade I listed building designed by renowned architect Sir Denys Lasdun. Click here to find out more about this iconic building on the Royal College of Physicians website.

Click here to register and buy tickets

Jun
25
Tue
Rededication Tarnow Jewish Cemetery
Jun 25 @ 10:00 – Jun 26 @ 17:00

The historic Jewish cemetery in Tarnow, Poland will be ceremonially rededicated after years of extensive restoration work.

The rededication ceremony on June 26 takes places within the context of the two-day Tarnow Jewish Reunion.

Other events include a walking tour of Jewish Tarnow, photography exhibit, Jewish cemetery tour and visit to family graves.

See program below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
17
Wed
Tour of Vilna synagogue excavation site @ Vilna Great Synagogue site
Jul 17 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Tour of Vilna synagogue excavation site @ Vilna Great Synagogue site | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

Take a guided tour of the ongoing archaeological excavations at the site of the destroyed Great Synagogue in Vilnius, where archaeologists have discovered the mikvehs and the foundations of the Bimah, among other things.

Jul
18
Thu
Tour of Vilna Great Synagogue excavations @ Vilna Great Synagogue site
Jul 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Tour of Vilna Great Synagogue excavations @ Vilna Great Synagogue site | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

Take a guided tour of the ongoing archaeological excavations at the site of the destroyed Great Synagogue in Vilnius, where archaeologists have discovered the mikvehs and the foundations of the Bimah, among other things.

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