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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.

 

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

 

Jul
16
Tue
Archaeology of the Holocaust @ Jewish community Vilnius
Jul 16 @ 17:30 – 18:30
Archaeology of the Holocaust @ Jewish community Vilnius | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

Vilnius presentation of the new book by Dr. Richard Freund, the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History at the University of Hartford in Connecticut: The Archaeology of the Holocaust: Vilna, Rhodes, and Escape Tunnels.

Click to read more about the book

 

Nov
28
Thu
Great Synagogue Memorial Park inauguration @ Oswiecim, Poland
Nov 28 @ 17:30 – 21:00
In Oswiecim, Poland, signage at the site of the destroyed synagogue includes a photo

Marking the 80th anniversary of the destruction of the Great Synagogue in Oswiecim, a memorial park will be dedicated on its site.

The site was long an empty lot, with in recent years signage describing the site.

The park is a project of the Auschwitz Jewish Center and has been supported by the town of Oświęcim as well as institutional and private donors from Poland and elsewhere.

Archaeological excavations in 2004 discovered candlesticks from the synagogue as well as the Eternal Light – Ner Tamid.

Candelabra from the destroyed Great Synagogue in the Jewish Museum in Oswiecim

The memorial will include a replica of the candelabra (the original is displayed in the AJC’s museum) as well as a structure containing historic photographs of the synagogue.

Click to see the program

Read an article about the memorial project

Jan
23
Thu
Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in Polish Lands @ Polish Embassy London
Jan 23 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in Polish Lands @ Polish Embassy London | England | United Kingdom

A one-day Conference to Launch POLIN: Studies in Polish-Jewry

Vol. 32: ‘Jewish Musicians and Jewish Music-Making in Polish Lands’

Organized by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL.

Co-organized and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, and the Polish Cultural Institute, London, with the support of Ślipaczek Chartered Financial Planners

The astounding variety of music of all genres and styles produced by musicians of Jewish heritage in Europe since 1750 has been examined almost entirely in the context of German-speaking Europe or in studies of a group of composers who strongly self-identified as Jews.

In five thematic sections, this multi-disciplinary volume presents rich coverage of the main genres produced by musicians of Jewish origin in the Polish lands: Cantorial and Religious Music, Jews in Polish Popular Culture, Jews in the Polish classical music scene, The Holocaust reflected in Jewish music, and Klezmer in Poland today. This volume explores the activities and great creativity of musicians of the ‘Mosaic persuasion’, covering the area of the Polish-Lithunanian Commonwealth and its successor states from 1750 to the present. 

The conference will look at Cantorial Music, Jews and Polish popular culture, and Klezmer in Poland today. And there will be music!

‘POLIN Vol. 32’ is published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation/Liverpool University Press.

Volume Editors: François Guesnet, Benjamin Matis, and Antony Polonsky.

 

Jun
17
Wed
WEBINAR: Resilience — Jewish Museums in Uncertain Times
Jun 17 @ 20:00 – 21:00
WEBINAR: Resilience -- Jewish Museums in Uncertain Times

WEBINAR via ZOOM

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in discussion with Zygmunt Stępiński, the Director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

The conversation will include a 45-minute discussion, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session where you can ask questions submitted before or during the broadcast.

Click to register and get the Zoom link

Aug
22
Sat
Singer’s Warsaw Jewish Culture Festival @ Many venues including Jewish Theatre
Aug 22 @ 08:00 – Aug 30 @ 22:00
Singer's Warsaw Jewish Culture Festival @ Many venues including Jewish Theatre | Warszawa | Mazowieckie | Poland

The 17th annual Singer’s Warsaw festival — many on-site and online events are on the program, including concerts, lectures, guided tours, theatrical performances, and more.

On the program, click the title for more information and registration details.

Click here for the program

 

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