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Events

Tue
18:30 h
16 Jan
2018

Days of Judaism. “The image of Jews in Christian thought” by Łukasz Kamykowski. Book promotion

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The event will also feature a debate led by Henryk Woźniakowski, president of the publishing house “Znak,” with the participation of Zofia Radzikowska (JCC Krakow; “Covenant,” the club of Christians and Jews), priest professor Łukasz Kamykowski (the Pontifical University of John Paul II) and editor Janusz Poniewierski.

In Polish. Free admission.

Thu
19:00 h
11 Jan
2018

Following in Helena Rubinstein’s footsteps. Dr. Anna Zubek’s workshop on natural cosmetics

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At the workshop, under the guidance of dr. Anna Zubek, we will be making various skincare products: masks, scrubs, etc. – natural cosmetics that help keep skin healthy without the unnecessary chemicals.

Please sign up in advance by emailing us at This email address is being...

Tue
18:00 h
09 Jan
2018

Prophetesses, Queens, and Lovers. The women of the Tanakh: The Book of Esther

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“Prophetesses, Queens, and Lovers. The women of the Tanakh”
A series of lectures by Rabbi Avi Baumol. The Book of Esther

In his new lecture series, Rabbi Avi Baumol will take us on a journey through the world of women from the pages of Jewish Holy Books. These fascinating stories...

Tue
19:00 h
02 Jan
2018

Studying the Torah with Rashi’s and Baal HaTurim commentary

Led by: Ewa Gordon

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7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Biblical Hebrew for beginners
Introduction to verbs, different forms of yesh/ein, li, the role of participles, translation exercises.

7:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Studying the Torah with Rashi’s and Baal HaTurim commentary, chapter 2.

“And man said, "This time, it is bone of my...

Thu
19:00 h
21 Dec
2017

“The chronicle of a murdered world. Jews in Krakow during the German occupation” by Katarzyna Zimmerer. Book promotion and Q&A with the author

Read more...Led by Anna Gulińska.

“How can we illustrate the horror of those events to a contemporary reader? With little bits of information like this one: “On the 1st of May [1940] Jews were banned from the Main Square and the Planty, except for the strip between Hotel Royal by St.

Tue
18:00 h
19 Dec
2017

Great Polish Jews: Ludwik Zamenhof. A series of lectures by Rabbi Avi Baumol

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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,

Tue
16:30 h
19 Dec
2017

Learn Esperanto! Language workshops with Maria Majerczak

Read more...Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed language in the world. Its roots date back to 1885. It was the product of a great many attempts to create a universal language undertaken by Ludwik Zamenhof, a medical doctor from Białystok.

According to some estimates, up to two million people in...

Thu
17:00 h
14 Dec
2017

CHANUKrAków

Read more...For the fourth year in a row, JCC Krakow brings you CHANUKrAków - a unique communal Hanukkah celebration. Come join us as we light the Hanukkah candles together, listen to traditional Hanukkah songs, show off our dance moves (and learn new ones!), sing, play dreidel, compete in culinary workshops, and practice...

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...