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Jun
9
Thu
Synagogues as tangible and intangible cultural heritage @ Kobersdorf synagogue
Jun 9 all-day
Synagogues as tangible and intangible cultural heritage @ Kobersdorf synagogue | Kobersdorf | Burgenland | Austria

A symposium connected with the reopening of the Kobersdorf synagogue after its restoration as a cultural venue

The program will be posted here: http://www.forschungsgesellschaft.at/synagoge/index.html

 

The photo shows the synagogue before restoration

 

Jun
11
Sat
Synagogues as tangible and intangible cultural heritage @ Kobersdorf synagogue
Jun 11 all-day
Synagogues as tangible and intangible cultural heritage @ Kobersdorf synagogue | Kobersdorf | Burgenland | Austria

A symposium connected with the reopening of the Kobersdorf synagogue after its restoration as a cultural venue

The program will be posted here: http://www.forschungsgesellschaft.at/synagoge/index.html

 

The photo shows the synagogue before restoration

 

Aug
14
Sun
Czech Day of Jewish Monuments @ All over
Aug 14 all-day
Czech Day of Jewish Monuments @ All over | Czechia

The annual Day of Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic opens Jewish heritage sites all over the country to visitors.

(It does not seems to be coordinated within the umbrella of the European Day of Jewish Culture).

On the web site, you can find lists of events and an interactive map with a list of participating sites and opening hours.

Sep
2
Fri
Štetl Fest Jewish Culture Festival, Brno @ Brno
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day
Štetl Fest Jewish Culture Festival, Brno @ Brno | Brno | South Moravian Region | Czechia

The Štetl Fest in Brno, Czech Republic includes several guided tours of Jewish heritage sites around town, including the synagogue, as well as other events such as concerts, exhibits,  theatrical performances, lectures, etc. It is the largest Jewish culture festival in the Czech Republic.

“The main theme of ŠTETL FEST 2022 is related to the project “The Library of Stolen Hopes”, which is currently being developed by the Jewish Community of Brno. It is about the rescue of a unique collection of twelve thousand liturgical books confiscated in Theresienstadt and other concentration camps. The aim of the project is to return the books, based on personal notes, to the descendants of the original owners who did not survive the Holocaust.”

The ŠTETL FEST festival is held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, the Ambassador of the State of Israel, the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Mayor of the Statutory City of Brno, the President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, the Governor of the South Moravian Region and the Rector of Masaryk University.

Click here for the program

Oct
9
Sun
Jewish Museum of East Prussia tour @ Synagogue, Kaliningrad
Oct 9 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Jewish Museum of East Prussia tour @ Synagogue, Kaliningrad | Kaliningrad | Kaliningradskaya oblast' | Russia

Reception and curators’ tour at the newly opening Jewish Museum in the Kaliningrad Synagogue.

The exhibition “Through Koenigsberg with Jewish Eyes” will be presented to the public. The members of the Jewish Congregation have been able to visit the new museum since mid-September.

 

Aug
13
Sun
Czech Republic Day of Jewish Monuments @ Czech Republic
Aug 13 all-day
Czech Republic Day of Jewish Monuments @ Czech Republic | Czechia

The annual Day of Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic, sponsored by the Prague Jewish Community, the Federation of Jewish Communities and others.

Click to see the preliminary program

 

 

Aug
31
Thu
Štetl fest festival Brno
Aug 31 – Sep 3 all-day
Štetl fest festival Brno @ Brno | South Moravian Region | Czechia

The second edition of Štetl Fest centers on the theme of trains.

Trains served as a means of transport for Jewish emigres as well as connection among families and businesses. They also served as escape for Jewish and other refugees seeking freedom from the gradually occupied territories under Nazis control. But tragically, the infamous death trains transported thousands of Jews to death camps and concentration camps. However, trains also carried survivors home and to this day continue to aid those fleeing the ongoing war in Ukraine.

As part of the festival, a memorial dedicated to the deported Jews will be unveiled at Platform 5 of the Brno Main Train Station.

There will also be concerts, talks, and guided tours of the Brno Jewish cemetery and Jewish architectural heritage (some tours in English).

The ŠTETL FEST festival is held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, the Ambassador of the State of Israel, the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Mayor of the Statutory City of Brno, the President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, the Governor of the South Moravian Region and the Rector of Masaryk University.

Click here to see the full program,

 

Mar
19
Tue
Official Opening of the restored Žatec Synagogue as a cultural space @ Synagogue in Zatec
Mar 19 @ 16:00
Official Opening of the restored Žatec Synagogue as a cultural space @ Synagogue in Zatec | Ústecký kraj | Czechia

After many decades, the synagogue and rabbinical house in Žatec will be ceremonially opened. Both monuments have undergone complete reconstruction in recent years and will now serve as a museum and cultural space.

The celebrations will include performances by the Žatec Occasional Choir and the Camerata children’s choir at the ZUŠ in Žatec.

Long empty and in deteriorating condition, the synagogue and rabbi’s house were bought in 2013 by  Daniel Černý, who from 2019 oversaw a full-scale renovation of the buildings that was completed in 2022. Most of the €2 million costs of the project were covered with grants from the state and the EU.

The rescue and restoration of the synagogue won the Patrimonium pro futuro Award in the Monument Protection category. 

NOTE: The  program on March 22 will begin at 5 p.m.

 

Mar
22
Fri
Official Opening of the restored Žatec Synagogue as a cultural space @ Synagogue in Zatec
Mar 22 @ 16:00
Official Opening of the restored Žatec Synagogue as a cultural space @ Synagogue in Zatec | Ústecký kraj | Czechia

After many decades, the synagogue and rabbinical house in Žatec will be ceremonially opened. Both monuments have undergone complete reconstruction in recent years and will now serve as a museum and cultural space.

The celebrations will include performances by the Žatec Occasional Choir and the Camerata children’s choir at the ZUŠ in Žatec.

Long empty and in deteriorating condition, the synagogue and rabbi’s house were bought in 2013 by  Daniel Černý, who from 2019 oversaw a full-scale renovation of the buildings that was completed in 2022. Most of the €2 million costs of the project were covered with grants from the state and the EU.

The rescue and restoration of the synagogue won the Patrimonium pro futuro Award in the Monument Protection category. 

NOTE: The  program on March 22 will begin at 5 p.m.

 

Jun
28
Fri
Handover of the St. Pölten Jewish Cemetery @ St. Pölten Jewish cemetery
Jun 28 @ 11:00 – 11:45
Handover of the St. Pölten Jewish Cemetery @ St. Pölten Jewish cemetery | Sankt Pölten | Niederösterreich | Austria

The newly-restored cemetery will be released to the St. Pölten local authority, which will be responsible for its long-term upkeep.

The picture shows the newly-restored cemetery in  May 2024 Photo ©National Fund/Judith Pfeffer

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