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Events

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...

Sat
19:00 h
28 Jan
2017

The performance "Letters from the Ghetto." A play directed by Karina Mountains

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The performance is inspired by love letters written during World War II by Aljuche "Lutek" Israel Orenbach, a 19-year-old assimilated Jew from Tomaszów Mazowiecki to Edith Blau, a beautiful 18-year-old Jewish woman from the Free City of Danzig.

Lutek was a young gifted artist- a director, amateur actor, and caricaturist.

Tue
18:00 h
31 Jan
2017

Lecture by Rabbi Avi Baumol: "Legends and lessons of the Talmud: Women in the Talmud. Part 3"

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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...

Tue
18:00 h
10 Jan
2017

Lecture by Rabbi Avi Baumol: "Legends and lessons of the Talmud: Women in the Talmud.Part 2"

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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...

Sat
18:00 h
14 Jan
2017

Choir Performance Benefiting the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

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The JCC Krakow Choir was founded in 2012. Their repertoire includes nigunim, traditional religious songs in Hebrew and Yiddish, as well as contemporary music. The choir often performs in celebration of Jewish holidays at the JCC and other cultural events. Since 2012 the choir has performed at the Festival...