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).
A guided walking tour of the synagogue and former Jewish ghetto in the heart of Verona.
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 : email@example.com
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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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 07753267616 / www.plymouthsynagogue.com
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.
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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.
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.
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.