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Events

Mon
19:00 h
20 Feb
2017

Studying with Ewa Gordon. Topic: Megillat Esther (Book of Esther) with Rashi's commentaries and Talmudic stories from the Tractate Megillah. Part 6

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On that night, the King's sleep was disturbed, and he ordered that the book of the records were read before him. (Esther 6:1)

 

"On that night, the King's sleep was disturbed” (6: 1). [...] Rava said: It is a real [lack of] sleep of King Ahasuerus. He was...

Thu
17:30 h
23 Feb
2017

Promotion of the book "The Jewish Woman in Occupied Krakow 1939-1945" and meeting with the author Martyna Grądzka-Rejak. Facilitated by Edyta Gawron

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The book discusses the impact of German occupation policy on the lives and behavior of women and their role in the local Jewish community. The author examines such elements of everyday life as weekday rituals, family traditions, pregnancy, motherhood and raising children, professional work and the household conversion of social...

Sun
12:00 h
26 Feb
2017

Cooking Kosher: Burekas

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Burekas came from Turkey but they gained popularity in Israel as well- some would say it's Israel's most popular snack! In our workshops we will prepare burekas together and have an informational discussion about Arab cuisine in Israel.

Mini-lecture and workshop on Jewish cuisine conducted by members of the Jewish...

Sat
16:30 h
18 Feb
2017

Gimelomania: "Don Juan in the Minyan. All About Love in Judaism."

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We'll talk about how love is perceived and expressed in different Jewish communities worldwide, who is matchmaking for whom and

why so many Jews get married in Cyprus.
Gimelomania – a series of informal meetings with members of our

GIMEL Jewish Student Club, named for the third generation of Polish Jews,

Thu
18:00 h
16 Feb
2017

Promotion of the book “Rodowód” and discussion with translator Natalia Moskal

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"Rodowód," a collection of short stories by Esther Singer Kreitman, the older sister of Isaac Bashevis Singer, perfectly illustrates everyday life in a Polish-Jewish town and the reality of life in exile with unique and humorous observations. "Rodowód" is the first extensive translation of this author into Polish. The book...

Mon
19:00 h
13 Feb
2017

Studying with Ewa Gordon. Topic: Megillat Esther (Book of Esther) with Rashi's commentaries and Talmudic stories from the Tractate Megillah. Part 5

Read more...And the King said to Esther, "What concerns you, Queen Esther, and what is your petition? Even to half the Kingdom, it will be given to you." (Esther 5:3)

Even to half the Kingdom: To the center and half of the entire Kingdom. That marked the location of the Temple,

Thu
18:00 h
09 Feb
2017

Is superfood super cool? A presentation about healthy eating. Moderator: Mikolaj Pietrukaniec and dietitian Agnieszka Nosek

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Experts in the field of nutrition will discuss superfoods, explain the concept of dieting and how food actually fuels the body. The stress is on nutritious food and moderation- you do not need to be as extreme as Jillian Michaels to be fit and healthy!

In Polish. Free entry.

Thu
18:00 h
02 Feb
2017

Hajnt. Judaism and Atheism.

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A meeting with experts Professor Jan Hartman and Rabbi Avi Baumol. Led by Alicja Beryt

Must Jews believe in God? Or perhaps obeying religious law is more important than faith? Is the practice of Judaism in the absence of belief in the existence of God not a paradox?

Hajnt, meaning...

Tue
18:00 h
07 Feb
2017

Judaism for All. Lecture by Rabbi Avi Baumol: "Legends and lessons of the Talmud: A Crime Equal to Murder""

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The Talmud means the oral explanations of the Torah over the course of thousands of years of Jewish history. Specifically it refers to a written body of Legal and moral teachings between the 2nd and 5th centuries in Israel and Babylonia by rabbinic scholars.
Each class will explore a rabbinic legend...

Wed
18:00 h
01 Feb
2017

Vosere "reyne" kulturn?! (What pure cultures?!)

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"Created by Helix Fellow (Yiddishkayt, LA, CA) and JCC Member Joanne Kanarek, Vosere "reyne" kulturn?! (What pure cultures?!) is a series of workshops that uses the "suis generis" lens of Yiddish language/culture to unpack the many facets (and inherent implications) of "culture creation".

 

Vilnius, Lithuania was once considered the...