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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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Oct
12
Mon
Architecture, identity, memory – Synagogues in Germany since 1945 @ Town Hall, Emmendingen, Germany
Oct 12 @ 19:00 – 20:00

A lecture by architectural historian Dr. Ulrich Knufinke.

The lecture is part of jubilee events marking the 25th anniversary of the reestablishment of the Jewish community in Emmendingen. Seating is limited due to coronavirus measures.

 The lecture examines the history of synagogue architecture in Germany and focuses in particular on those buildings that were built after the Holocaust. Their often remarkable, even challenging design raises the question of what role synagogues play today in the image of our cities.

Ulrich Knufinke is an architectural historian and monument conservator. For many years he was a research assistant at the Bet Tfila – Research Center for Jewish Architecture in Europe at the Technical University of Braunschweig. He currently holds the professorship for architectural history at the TU Braunschweig and works at the Lower Saxony State Office for Monument Preservation.

Click here for details about the jubilee events

Emmendingen Jubilee program @ Emmendingen, Germany
Oct 12 @ 19:00 – 20:00

A series of lectures, mostly dealing with synagogue architecture, is being held to mark the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish community in Emmendingen, Germany.

Except for the first lecture (October 12) they are being held at the Simon-Veit-Haus, Kirchstraße 11.

See program below:

 

Oct
18
Sun
Synagogue exhibit guided tour @ Old Synagogue, Essen Germany
Oct 18 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Synagogue exhibit guided tour @ Old Synagogue, Essen Germany | Essen | Nordrhein-Westfalen | Germany

A tour of the permanent exhibition Jewish history and heritage in the Old Synagogue, Essen.

The exhibition has five different subject areas: “sources of Jewish tradition;  Jewish festivals;  the Jewish way of life;  the history of the building; and the history of the Jewish community in Essen.

Registration is not required, by visitors must wear face masks and maintain social distance rules.

Aside from the tour,  the permanent exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(The featured photo is by Baikonur, via wikimedia commons CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Synagogue tour @ Koln syagogue
Oct 18 @ 15:00 – 16:30

Guided tour of the synagogue on Roonstrasse, Cologne, the only surviving synagogue of the five that once stood in the city.

 

Tickets must be booked here — https://www.koelnticket.de/exklusive+f%c3%bchrung+j%c3%bcdische+synagoge+nur+buchbar+%c3%bcber+die+hotline+02212801+neues+datum-ticket-67/?evid=2334775&referer_info=hl&tId=&pageId=67

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.

 

 

Emmendingen Jubilee program @ Emmendingen, Germany
Oct 21 @ 19:00 – 20:00

A series of lectures, mostly dealing with synagogue architecture, is being held to mark the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish community in Emmendingen, Germany.

Except for the first lecture (October 12) they are being held at the Simon-Veit-Haus, Kirchstraße 11.

See program below:

 

Nov
15
Sun
Emmendingen Jubilee program @ Emmendingen, Germany
Nov 15 @ 19:00 – 20:00

A series of lectures, mostly dealing with synagogue architecture, is being held to mark the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish community in Emmendingen, Germany.

Except for the first lecture (October 12) they are being held at the Simon-Veit-Haus, Kirchstraße 11.

See program below:

 

Dec
7
Mon
Emmendingen Jubilee program @ Emmendingen, Germany
Dec 7 @ 19:00 – 20:00

A series of lectures, mostly dealing with synagogue architecture, is being held to mark the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish community in Emmendingen, Germany.

Except for the first lecture (October 12) they are being held at the Simon-Veit-Haus, Kirchstraße 11.

See program below:

 

Feb
11
Thu
Virtual Opening of Romaniote Memories: Photos of Vincent Giordano @ Online Zoom event
Feb 11 @ 17:00 – 18:00
Virtual Opening of Romaniote Memories: Photos of Vincent Giordano @ Online Zoom event
The exhibition can be seen at this link: https://scalar.usc.edu/works/romaniote-memories/index
 
In 1999, photographer Vincent Giordano made an unplanned visit to the small Kehila Kedosha Janina (KKJ) synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side. He knew little about Judaism or synagogues, and even less about the Romaniote Jewish tradition of which KKJ, built in 1927, is the lone North American representative. In this he was not alone. Romaniotes are among the least known of Jewish communities. Beginning in 2001 and guided by members of the KKJ community, Giordano documented the synagogue and its religious art of the congregation using film, video, and audio.
 
In 2019 the Giordano family donated the archive of Vincent’s work to Queens College, where it is a major part of the Hellenic American Project and is preserved as part of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library’s Special Collections and Archives.
 
The exhibition is sponsored by the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Hellenic American Project, and Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College, in partnership with the International Center for Jewish Monuments, an independent non-profit organization.
 
The exhibition includes more than one hundred photographs, presented in ten thematic sections, accessible here.
 
To register for the exhibition’s opening reception on Zoom, featuring a conversation with curators, distinguished guests, and friends go to:

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