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Events

Wed
18:00 h
13 Dec
2017

Not only the Maccabees were fighters. Who was Judith? A brave warrior or a femme fatale? A lecture by Rabbi Avi Baumol

Read more...Judith decided to save the Israeli city of Bethulia from the Assyrian army. Her beauty made Holofernes, the leader of the Assyrians, fall in love with Judith. At night, after a great feast, she cut his head off and returned to Bethulia carrying it in a basket. The head was...

Mon
19:00 h
11 Dec
2017

Studying the Torah: Bereshit with Rashi and Baal Haturim

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Led by: Ewa Gordon

7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Biblical Hebrew for beginners

The difference between “et” and “it”, suffixes of nouns and pronouns, possessive pronouns, segolates, translation exercises.

7:45 - 8:30 p.m.
Studying the Torah with rabbinical commentaries.
Bereshit with Rashi’s and Baal HaTurim commentary, Chapter 1 (continued).

Now the Lord God took...

Fri
10:00 h
08 Dec
2017

Contemporary Jewish Krakow. Training for guides and tour operators

Read more...What do you know about the Jewish community in Krakow? Have you heard of the Jewish revival currently under way in our city? Are you interested in Jewish culture, traditions, and practices?

Come to our training on December 8th and find out how you, a travel industry professional, can make...

Thu
19:00 h
07 Dec
2017

Music in Syria. Meeting with Nadim Husni

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Throughout the ages Syria has been the focal point of innovation in classical Arab music. For example, Aleppo is well known for the muwashshah, a unique courtly song-form to which this city has been home for 800 years. The country is also the first center of Christian hymnody. Our guest...

Tue
18:00 h
05 Dec
2017

Great Polish Jews: David Kurzmann. A series of lectures by Rabbi Avi Baumol

Read more...For over 500 years Poland was the centre of Jewish life in the world. Beginning with the renaissance of the intellectual religious life in the 16th century in Krakow and continuing until just before World War II, Poland has produced a major force of influencers on the Jewish world: men,

Sat
19:30 h
02 Dec
2017

Ojf lebn un tojt - Revolutionary songs in Yiddish

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bund in Poland, Krakow Revolutionary Choir and Warsaw Revolutionary Choir “Warszawianka” will be performing a concert of revolutionary songs in Yiddish. Bund is a leftist Jewish political party, active in Europe since 1897 and in Poland since 1917. Such well-known public figures...

Tue
18:00 h
28 Nov
2017

Great Polish Jewish Leaders: Artur Szyk. A series of lectures by Rabbi Avi Baumol

Read more...For over 500 years Poland was the centre of Jewish life in the world. Beginning with the renaissance of the intellectual religious life in the 16th century in Krakow and continuing until just before World War II, Poland has produced a major force of influencers on the Jewish world: men,

Thu
19:00 h
23 Nov
2017

Menashe. Film screening and discussion led by Dr. Marek Tuszewicki and Karolina Koprowska

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Menashe Lustig is unhappy. His wife has died, and the social norms don’t allow a single father to raise a child by himself. His son remains in the care of a despotic uncle, which condemns Menashe to solitude and the necessity of looking for a new wife. It also leads...

Thu
19:00 h
16 Nov
2017

Opening of the exhibition “At the junction” by Paweł Hołówka

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How often do we raise our heads while walking down the street? How many times a day do we pass familiar buildings never noticing the odd shapes taken by their shadows? We have lost the sensitivity we once had as children, the receptivity that leads us to notice the unusual...

Tue
19:00 h
14 Nov
2017

“Matchmaking.” A performance by Tsvey Brider

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Different dialects, styles and traditions intertwine and complement each other in the music of the Tsvey Brider (Two Brothers) duet, creating modern and unique compositions, which build upon the Yiddish musical tradition and breath new life into it by providing it with an original contemporary sound.

The winners of the...