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JCC Krakow events during the 23rd Jewish Culture Festival

12:00 h
03 Jul


JCC Krakow events during the 23rd Jewish Culture Festival


12:00-24:00 JCC OpenAir: Garden cafe in the unique space between the Tempel Synagogue and the JCC

13:00 Famous Rabbis from Krakow: A series of lectures organized by the Centre for the Study on the History and Culture of Krakow’s Jews, Jagiellonian University in Krakow and JCC Krakow. Prof. Michał Galas, Rabbi Ozjasz Thon (1870-1936). (in English)

14:00 Sing Along with the JCC choir! Come and join the JCC choir and sing Mordechai Gebirtig’s songs. Led by Michał Szostało. JCC WEST, Izaaka 5

14:00 How Many Jews are in Krakow? Unanswerable questions and questionable answers with JCC Executive Director Jonathan Ornstein (in English)

14:30 Two Generations, One Topic: What is a Good Jewish Home? Representatives of two Jewish generations will debate what is a good Jewish home and what are the differences between a prewar Jewish home and a contemporary one. (in Polish)

15:00 Young Scholars on the History and Culture of Polish Jews: A series of lectures organized by the Polish Association for Jewish Studies, the Institute of Jewish Studies of Jagiellonian University, and JCC Krakow. Agnieszka Mitas-Syrek (UWr), Jewish Autobiographies - Between Self-creation and Fact: The Diary in Jewish Culture. (in Polish)

16:30 Ruth Ellen Gruber and Annamaria Orla-Bukowska, Jewish. Jewish? "Jewish". Jewish! (in English)
What does the word "Jewish" signify in today's Central Eastern Europe, in Poland, and especially in Kraków? The ongoing transformations in this region have taken its Jews and their non-Jewish compatriots on an interesting ride. Major changes have become manifest in the decade since Ruth Ellen Gruber's classic work, Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe was published. In a dialogue between two who have been fellow travellers since the journey's start, Ruth Ellen Gruber and Annamaria Orla-Bukowska discuss where things stand now and where this might take us.

17:00 PRELIMD IN THE JCC Patryk Pufelski, Locusts! – The Plague You Don’t Know Much About. (in Polish)

17:30 Dr. Ewa Węgrzyn, The Immigration of Polish Jews to Israel 1956-1959. The subject of the lecture is Jewish immigration from Poland to Israel in 1956-59, which is often called "The Aliyah of Gomulka". The aim of the presentation is to describe the reasons of immigration, the course of the journey and the process of adaptation of the new Jewish immigrants from Poland into Israeli society. (in English)

19:00 Premiere screenings of documentary films: Magda (9min.) directed by Slawomir Grünberg & Katka Reszke and Castaways (Wyrzutki) (17min.) directed by Slawomir Grünberg & Tomasz Wiśniewski. Q&A session with the filmmakers. (in Polish with English subtitles)