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25th Festival of Jewish Culture will take place in Krakow in 2015, from June 26th through July 5th. 

The festival venues, including Krakow's synagogues, are scattered around the former Jewish quarter of the Kazimierz historic district while some events take place in other parts of downtown Krakow. 

Program of the 24th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow
June 27th to July 6th, 2014.   

Note: things keep changing, so take into account, please, that the following program is liable to alterations 

Exhibitions 

„Family Album” in Jewish Community Center (JCC) at 24 Miodowa street. Opening on Monday, June 30th.

Memory Unfinished - Jewish Heritage of the Western Ukraine in Galicia Museum, 18 Dajwor street. Opening on Tuesday, July 1st.

Jewish Contemporary Poster in Poland in the Galicia Jewish Museum at 18 Dajwor street, from June 1st to Monday, July 7th.

„Artistic Midrash: The Song of Songs” Galeria Trzecie Oko gallery at 5/2 Bochenska street open from Thursday, June 26th through Sunday, July 6th. 

Krakow synagogues

Krakow historic synagogues of Kazimierz area, notably Tempel at 24 Miodowa street, are venues for many events of the Jewish Culture Festival every year.

Festival Events 

Friday, June 27th

Hour

Event Venue

3:00 p.m.

Nigun Jam. a music workshop with Slovakia's Michal Pazko (in Polish and English, admission 30 PLN).

Galicia Jewish Museum, 18 Dajwor street.

7:30 p.m.

“Keret! Keret!” a show performed by Teatr Nowy in Polish (free admission).

Scena 21 playhouse at 21 Gazowa street.

8:00 p.m.

Teder @ Cheder DJ party with Cohenbeats (Israel), free admission.

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

8:30 p.m.

Musical Shabbat in Galicia Jewish Museum in Polish, English, and Hebrew, led by Rabbi Tanya Segal, first woman rabbi in Poland (admission 25 PLN).

Galicia Jewish Museum, 18 Dajwor street

8:36 p.m.

Kalabat Shabbat ceremony (free admission). 

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

10:00 p.m.

TEDER WEEKENDER - Krakow meets Tel Aviv. Session 1: Vintage Sounds from Israel and Poland (free admission) 

Boat Barka moored by Kladka Bernatka bridge. 

Saturday, June 28th

Hour

Event Venue

9:00 a.m.

Jewish Krakow, a tour in Polish (fee 30 PLN).

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

9:00 a.m.

Shabbat morning prayer ceremony (free admission). 

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

11:00 a.m.
 

Presentation: Oszpicin. The Town Which Has Become the Biggest Symbol of the Holocaust (free admission).

Galicia Jewish Museum, 18 Dajwor street.

noon

Dybbuk, a Polish happening for children and teens (admission 10 PLN)

Popper Synagogue, 
16 Szeroka street

1:00 p.m.

Jewish Krakow, a tour in English (fee 30 PLN).

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

8:00 p.m.

Musical sailing on Wisla river, a concert of Israel's Liron Amram & The Panthers  (admission 80 PLN).

Boat Sobieski moored between Most Debnicki bridge and the Wawel Castle

8:00 p.m.

Midrash Theater produces Tonight We Are Young show in Polish and English followed by Hawdali ceremony led by rabbi Tanya Segal (admission 35 PLN).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

10:00 p.m.

TEDER WEEKENDER - Krakow meets Tel Aviv. Session 2: Vintage Sounds from Israel and Poland (free admission) 

Boat Barka moored by Kladka Bernatka bridge. 

10:30 p.m.

Melaveh Malkah, a joyous ceremony at the end of the Shabbat (free admission). 

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

Sunday, June 29th

Hour

Event Venue

9:00 a.m.

Visiting Kazimierz synagogues (tour in Polish, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

9:30 a.m.

Visiting Kazimierz synagogues (tour in English, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

noon

Israel’s pianist Menachem Bristowski gives recital (free admission). 

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

noon

“Jewish Life in Prewar Krakow: Zionists and Their Organizations", a Polish lecture (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

1:30 p.m.
to  3:00 p.m.

Polish tour of the New Jewish Cemetery (fee 20 PLN). 

Starting point 55 Miodowa street

1:30 p.m.

“From Bielawa to Kfar Kish", a Polish lecture by Doctor Ewa Wegrzyn (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

1:30 p.m.

Prelimud at JCC: Small and Little Known Prayer Houses in Krakow” – a lecture by Poland’s Slawomir Pastuszka, in Polish (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

2 p.m.
to
10:00 p.m.

Picnic TEDER Krakow meets Tel Aviv DJ party (free admission) 

Wisla river embankments. 

2 p.m.

Yiddish POP, an interactive workshop for children in Polish (free admission).

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

3:00 p.m.

Ambassador Zvi Rav-Ner’s lecture, in English and Polish,(free admission). 

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

3:00 p.m.

Avi’s Pentateuch. Genesis: Virtual Journey to the Promised Land. What Does Make Israel Outstanding?” a lecture by rabbi Avi Baumol (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

4:00 p.m.

Kibbutz: Eating Together - Stories and Recipes from Kibbutz Kitchens” by Israel’s Ofer Vardi and Assi Haim (free admission).

Bar Mleczny Poludniowy, 11 Rynek Podgorski square.

4:00 p.m. Film screening - “Though the Eye of a Needle. The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz”, director Nina Shapiro-Perl, in English and Polish (free admission). Galicia Jewish Museum, 18 Dajwor street.

4:00 p.m.

Krakow's JCC choir sings Yiddish and Hebrew songs (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:00 p.m.

Israeli dance workshop with Awa Cybulska (admission 15 PLN).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:30 p.m.

Genealogical advice for individuals in Polish and English (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

7:00 p.m.

Concert of Jewish cantors features Israel's Moshe Fishel, Elazar Vinograd, and Abraham Kirshenbaum plus The Bells Vocal Ensemble (admission 200 PLN). 

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

8:00 p.m.

Musical sailing on Wisla river, a concert of Israel's Liron Amram & The Panthers (admission 80 PLN).

Boat Sobieski moored between Most Debnicki bridge and the Wawel Castle

8:30 p.m. Music concert features Israel's Kerach Tesha (admission 30 PLN). Galicia Jewish Museum, 18 Dajwor street.

Monday, June 30th  

Hour

Event Venue

9:00 a.m.

Visiting Kazimierz synagogues (tour in Polish, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

9:30 a.m.

Visiting Kazimierz synagogues (tour in English, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

10:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Klezmer Basic and Beyond, a workshop of Klezmer music for beginners led by Deborah Strauss (USA) and Sanne Moricke (Germany), in English and Polish (admission 15 PLN). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

10 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Open Meeting: “Spiritual Community”. 

Popper Synagogue, 
16 Szeroka street. 

10:00 a.m.
to noon.

Jewish Art: Visual Midrash. Pilgrim Holidays from the Angle of Art” - presentation/workshop of Monika Krajewska (admission 15 PLN).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street. 

10:30 a.m.
to noon

Workshop for children in Polish and English: fairytale Monday (free admission).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street.

at noon

Workshop of Yiddish singing led by the USA's Jeff Warschauer (admission 15 PLN, English and Polish).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

at noon

Workshop for children in Polish: “Travel to Israel” (admission 5 PLN).

Popper Synagogue, 
16 Szeroka street

noon
to  1:30 p.m.

Kibbutz: European and Polish Roots of Kibbutzim” an English lecture by the Israel’s Alex Danzing  (free admission).

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

at noon

Ten Years of the Galicia Jewish Museum – Ten Years of Changes” a panel discussion about Kazimierz (free admission).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street.

noon

“Jewish Life in Prewar Krakow: Jewish Schools", a lecture in Polish (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

1:00 p.m..

Workshop of Brazilian embroidery (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street. 

1:00 p.m.

“A Tour with Gimel: Kosher Kazimierz” in English (free admission).

Starting point at Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

1:30 p.m.

Tour of the Remuh cemetery in Polish (fee 20 PLN). 

Starting point at the Remuh Synagogue, 
40 Szeroka street

1:30 p.m.

“Israelis in Berlin”, a lecture in Polish by Joanna Spyra.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

2:00 p.m.

Anski's Dybbuk and the Contemporary Jewish and Polish Identity”, a Polish lecture by the Dr Agnieszka Legutko.  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

2:00 p.m.

Jewish Heritage of Poland”, a lecture by USA’s Ruth Ellen Gruber in English and Polish (free admission).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street.

2:30 p.m.

Jewish Cuba and Jewish China”, an English lecture by USA’s Justin Kadis (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

3:00 p.m.

Avi’s Pentateuch. Exodus: Who Is Who in the Torah?” a lecture by rabbi Avi Baumol (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

3:00 p.m.

Prelimud at JCC: Chawruta – Workshops in Common Studying Traditional Texts in Somewhat Unconventional Way” – a lecture by Poland’s Patryk Pufelski, in Polish (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.

Workshops of Jewish dance with USA's Steven Weintraub and accompaniment by Festival Yiddish Dance Band (admission 20 PLN, English and Polish).

SCKM, 15 Wietora street

4:00 p.m.

Jew Punks on the Train to Zion” – discussion led by Germany’s Alexander Pehlemann in English and Polish (free admission).  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

4:00 p.m.

Workshop of Jewish cooking with Poland's Malka Kafka(admission 60 PLN, English and Polish).  

Hamsa Restobar at 2 Szeroka street.

4:00 p.m.

Workshops of Hassidic singing with USA's cantor Benzion Miller and accompaniment by Israel's Menachem Bristowski  (admission 15 PLN, English and Polish).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

4:00 p.m.

Meet the Star @ Cheder: Erik Friedlander (USA), free admission.

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

5:00 p.m.

Ten Years of the Galicia Jewish Museum – Changes in the Polish-Jewish Relations” a panel discussion about Kazimierz (free admission).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street.

5:00 p.m.

Israeli dance workshop with Awa Cybulska (admission 15 PLN).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:30 p.m.

Yiddish winkl, a conversation meeting for Yiddish speakers (free admission)..

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

5:30 p.m.

Genealogical advice for individuals in Polish and English (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

6:00 p.m.

Screening of Roberta Grosmann’s movie “Hava Nagila” (in English, free admission).

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

6:30 p.m.

For Luck It's a Jew” - a panel discussion about Jewish motifs in Polish art (in English, free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

8:00 p.m.

Concert  Song of the Scribes features USA’s Eric Friedlander (admission 70 PLN).

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

midnight

Jam session with Israel's Liron Amram and Poland's Moldova  (admission 10 PLN). 

Alchemia club, 5 Estery street at Plac Nowy square

Tuesday, July 1st  

Hour

Event Venue

8:00 a.m.

Shtetl – Following the Traces of Jewish Villages” a day trip touring Dzialoszyce, Pinczow, Chmielnik, and Szydlow (in English, cost 250 PLN).

Starting point at Jewish Klezmer Hoise, 6 Szeroka street.

9:00 a.m.

Jewish Life in Kazimerz and Podgorze (tour in Polish, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

9:30 a.m.

Jewish Life in Kazimerz and Podgorze (tour in English, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

10:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Klezmer Basic and Beyond, a workshop of Klezmer music for beginners led by Deborah Strauss (USA) and Sanne Moricke (Germany), in English and Polish (admission 10 PLN). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

     

10 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Open Meeting: “Let's Meet Halfway”. 

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

10:00 a.m.
to noon.

Jewish Art: Thresholds in Jewish Life, a workshop in English and Polish (admission 15 PLN).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street. 

10:30 a.m.
to noon

Workshop for children in Polish: “Chawa and Her Kazimierz”.

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

noon

Workshop of Yiddish singing led by the USA's Jeff Warschauer.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

at noon

New Klezmer, workshop of a new Jewish music (admission 10 PLN, English and Polish).

Kawiarnia Naukowa at 10 Szeroka street.

at noon

Workshop for children in Polish: “Biblical Stories and Characters” (admission 5 PLN).

Popper Synagogue, 
16 Szeroka street

noon
to  1:30 p.m.

The third Generation: Young American Jews and Poland” an English lecture by the USA’s Stephanie Butnick.  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

noon
to  1:30 p.m.

Israel - Photo-Story about That How to Live and Don't Go Crazy”, lecture by Maria Szychowska (Poland).  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

1:00 p.m.

“Famous Krakow Rabbis: Szymon Dankowicz (1834 - 1910)”, a lecture in English by Alicja Maslak-Maciejewska.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

1:30 p.m.

Tour of the Remuh cemetery with Edgar Gluck (USA), Chief Rabbi of Galicia (in English, fee 20 PLN)

Starting point at the Remuh Synagogue, 
40 Szeroka street

1:30 p.m.

Project Memory. Creating Portraits” an art workshop with Roz Jacobs and Laurie Weisman (in English and Polish, free admission)

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

2:00 p.m.

Cabala on a Skateboard”. A presentation in English by Rabbi Rabin Dovid Tsap from Australia (free admission).  

FKZ playground, Wawrzynca street and Waska street.

2:00 p.m.

What's Jewish” an English lecture by the Poland’s Katarzyna Zimmerer.  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

2:00 p.m.

Open rehearsal of Krakow's JCC choir (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

2:30 p.m.

2 Generations, 1 Subject: a Jew Unbelieving - a discussion in Polish (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

3:00 p.m.
 

Following the Footsteps of Ruben Silber, an Polish tour of Kazimierz district (fee 10 PLN).

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.

Workshops of Jewish dance with USA's Steven Weintraub and accompaniment by Festival Yiddish Dance Band (admission 20 PLN, English and Polish).

SCKM, 15 Wietora street

4:00 p.m.

Workshop of Jewish cooking with Poland's Malka Kafka(admission 50 PLN, English and Polish).  

Hamsa Restobar at 2 Szeroka street.

4:00 p.m.

CoolJewz: Jewsploitation – Stereotyping and the Picture of a Jew in The Hebrew Hammer” – a presentation by the UK’s Mikel Koven in English and Polish (free admission).  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

4:00 p.m

Poems of Celia Dropkin, the First Lady of Yiddish Poetry.  In Yiddish, Polish, and English (free admission)..

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street

4:30 p.m.

Kitsch and Stereotypes on Both Sides of the Atlantic - a discussion in Polish and English (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

4:30 p.m.

How To Search Your Roots” – a lecture by Poland’s Zbigniew Czuprynski, in Polish (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:00 p.m.

Holocaust and the Nazis in Mass Culture: from Disney to Tarantino” – a lecture by Poland’s Ilga Danek, in Polish (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:30 p.m.

Israeli Groove Connection: Boom Pam! - The Folk is Going Electric – a radio play in English (free admission).

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

5:30 p.m.

Genealogical advice for individuals in Polish and English (free admission, booking in advance).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

7:00 p.m.

Yiddish winkl, a conversation meeting for Yiddish speakers (free admission)..

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

7:00 p.m.

Riverloam Trio: Trzaska / Brice / Sanders play free jazz inspired by Jewish songs (admission 70 PLN)

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

7:00 p.m.

Screening of Jesse Zook Mann’s movie “Punk Jews” (in English, free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

8:00 p.m.

“Dissolving Localities” a show performed by Israel’s Emmanuel Witzthum and Arik Futterman, Germany’s Thomas Koner, Elektromoon Vision, and Poland’s DJ Lenar (admission 15 PLN).

Teatr Bagatela's Scena Na Sarego playhouse at 7 Sarego street.

8:00 p.m.

Concert commemorating Maja Brand. (admission 50 PLN).

Piwnica Pod Baranami club, 27 Rynek Glowny square.

10:00 p.m.

Israel’s Faran Ensemble performs groove jazz (admission 70 PLN).

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

midnight

Jam session with USA’s trumpeter Frank London and friends (admission 10 PLN).

Alchemia club, 5 Estery street at Plac Nowy square

Wednesday, July 2nd  

Hour

Event Venue

9:00 a.m.

Visiting Kazimierz synagogues (tour in Polish, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

9:30 a.m.

Visiting Kazimierz synagogues (tour in English, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

10:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Klezmer Basic and Beyond, a workshop of Klezmer music for beginners led by Deborah Strauss (USA) and Sanne Moricke (Germany), in English and Polish (admission 10 PLN). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

10 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Open Meeting: “Story of the she-ass of  Balaam”. 

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

10:00 a.m.
to noon.

Jewish Art: Thresholds in Jewish Life, a workshop in English and Polish (admission 10 PLN).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street. 

10:30 a.m.
to noon

Workshop for children in Polish: “Rabbi Tanya sings with kids”.

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

noon

Workshop of Yiddish singing led by the USA's Jeff Warschauer.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

at noon

New Klezmer, workshop of a new Jewish music (admission 10 PLN, English and Polish).

Kawiarnia Naukowa at 10 Szeroka street.

at noon

Workshop for children in Polish: “Biblical Stories and Characters” (admission 5 PLN).

Popper Synagogue, 
16 Szeroka street

noon
to  1:30 p.m.

How to Speak and Write about Jewish Sites” a discussion in English and Polish (free admission).  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

1:00 p.m.

“Famous Krakow Rabbis: Rabin Ozjasz Thon (1870-1936)”, a lecture in English by Professor Michal Galas.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

1:30 p.m

Walk in the Former Jewish Ghetto of Krakow, tour in Polish (free of charge). 

Starting point on the Plac Bohaterow Getta square.

2:00 p.m.

Cabala on a Skateboard”. A presentation in English by Rabbi Rabin Dovid Tsap from Australia (free admission).  

FKZ playground, Wawrzynca street and Waska street.

2:00 p.m.

Workshop of Yiddish singing led by the USA's Michael Alpert (fee 10 PLN).

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square

2:00 p.m.

What's Jewish” an English lecture by the Poland’s Katarzyna Zimmerer.  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

2:00 p.m.

Open rehearsal of Krakow's JCC choir (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

2:00 p.m.

How Many Jews Are in Krakow?” a meeting with Jonathan Ornstein, director of the Jewish Community Center (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

2:00 p.m.

Midrash Cooking” a culinary workshop with Dina Banachiewicz (in Polish, fee 20 PLN)

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

2:30 p.m.

2 Generations, 1 Subject: Good Jewish Home - a discussion in Polish (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

3:00 p.m.
 

Following the Footsteps of Ruben Silber, an Polish tour of Kazimierz district (fee 10 PLN).

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

3:00 p.m.

“Jewish Autobiographies", a Polish lecture by Doctor Agnieszka Mitas-Syrek (free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.

Workshops of Jewish dance with USA's Steven Weintraub and accompaniment by Festival Yiddish Dance Band (admission 20 PLN, English and Polish).

SCKM, 15 Wietora street

4:00 p.m.

Workshop of Jewish cooking with Poland's Malka Kafka(admission 50 PLN, English and Polish).  

Hamsa Restobar at 2 Szeroka street.

4:00 p.m.

CoolJewz: Once upon Time - History As a Fairy-Tale in Inglorious Bastards” – a presentation by the UK’s Mikel Koven in English and Polish (free admission).  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

4:00 p.m.

Meet the Star @ Cheder: Omri Mor (Israel), free admission.

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

4:00 p.m.

New Look at Jewish Women in Polish History” a panel in English (free admission)

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

5:00 p.m.

Locust - Plaques You Don't Know” – a lecture by Poland’s Patryk Pufelski, in Polish (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:30 p.m.

Israeli Groove Connection: New Customs, Dancing Tel Aviv – a radio play in English (free admission).

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

5:30 p.m.

Immigration of Polish Jews to Israel in Years 1956 - 1959” – a lecture in English by Poland’s Ewa Wegrzyn (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

7:00 p.m.

Yiddish winkl, a conversation meeting for Yiddish speakers (free admission)..

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

7:00 p.m.

Poland's band, Cukunft, and Roman's singer Maria Raducanu perform jazzy music inspired by Jewish tradition (admission 70 PLN)

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

7:00 p.m.

Screening of documentaries “Magda” and “Wyrzutki” (in Polish with English subtitles, free admission) followed by a meeting with their authors.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

9:00 p.m.

Concert of Jewish music features Strauss/Warschauer Duo (admission 50 PLN).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

10:00 p.m.

Israel’s Ensemble Yaman performs Yemeni music in modern interpretation (admission 70 PLN).

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

midnight

Jam session with USA’s trumpeter Frank London and friends (admission 10 PLN).

Alchemia club, 5 Estery street at Plac Nowy square

Thursday, July 3rd

Hour

Event Venue

9:00 a.m.

Jewish Life in Kazimerz and Podgorze (tour in Polish, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

9:30 a.m.

Jewish Life in Kazimerz and Podgorze (tour in English, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

10:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Klezmer Basic and Beyond, a workshop of Klezmer music for beginners led by Deborah Strauss (USA) and Sanne Moricke (Germany), in English and Polish (admission 10 PLN). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

10:00 a.m.

 Graffiti workshop for children (admission 10 PLN, English and Polish).  

FKZ playground, Wawrzynca street and Waska street.

10 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Open Meeting: “Story of the she-ass of  Balaam” (free admission). 

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

10:00 a.m.
to noon.

Jewish Art: Thresholds in Jewish Life, a workshop in English and Polish (admission 10 PLN).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street. 

10:00 a.m.

City game for children in Polish and English (free admission). .

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

noon

Workshop of Yiddish singing led by the USA's Jeff Warschauer (admission 10 PLN, English and Polish).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

at noon

New Klezmer, workshop of a new Jewish music (admission 10 PLN, English and Polish).

Kawiarnia Naukowa at 10 Szeroka street.

at noon

Workshop for children in Polish: “Biblical Stories and Characters” (admission 5 PLN).

Popper Synagogue, 
16 Szeroka street

noon
to  1:30 p.m.

How to Talk about Anti-Semitism” a discussion in English and Polish (free admission).  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

at noon

Activity of Joint Distribution Committee in Pos-war Poland” a lecture in English and Polish by the USA’s Anna Sommer Schneider.

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

half past noon

“Meet The Handwerkers”, three generations of a Krakow Jewish family (in Polish, free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

half past noon

“Famous Krakow Rabbis: Rabbi Menasze Lewertow (1906-1966)”, a lecture in English by Edyta Gawron.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

1:30 p.m.

English tour of the New Jewish Cemetery (fee 20 PLN). 

Starting point 55 Miodowa street

1:30 p.m.

Project Memory. Creating Portraits” an art workshop with Roz Jacobs and Laurie Weisman (in English and Polish, free admission)

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

2:00 p.m.

Cabala on a Skateboard”. A presentation in English by Rabbi Rabin Dovid Tsap from Australia (free admission).  

FKZ playground, Wawrzynca street and Waska street.

2:00 p.m.

What's Jewish” a discussion with Rabbi Michael Paley, Jonathan Webber, Katarzyna Zimmerer, and Jonathan Ornstein, director of the Jewish Community Center (free admission)..  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

2:00 p.m.

Meeting with Katka Reszke, author of the book “The Return of a Jew” (in Polish, free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

2:30 p.m.

Super Grandma”, a meeting with Arona Reiner (USA, Israel), an author of comic books and a grandma.

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

3:00 p.m.

Foreign Eye, Kazimierz from a Traveler Viewpoint - a tour in Polish (fee 30 PLN).

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

3:00 p.m.

Messiahs ion Yiddish Literature” – a lecture by Poland’s Krzysztof Niwelinski, in Polish (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.

Workshops of Jewish dance with USA's Steven Weintraub and accompaniment by Festival Yiddish Dance Band (admission 20 PLN, English and Polish).

SCKM, 15 Wietora street

4:00 p.m.

Workshop of Jewish cooking with Poland's Malka Kafka(admission 50 PLN, English and Polish).  

Hamsa Restobar at 2 Szeroka street.

4:00 p.m.

CoolJewz: Jewsploitation – Political Ambiguity and Israeli Horrors, the case of Kalevet Movie” – a presentation by the UK’s Mikel Koven in English and Polish (free admission).  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

4:00 p.m.

Meet the Star @ Cheder: Ensemble Yaman (Israel), free admission.

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

4:00 p.m.

In the Circle of Hassidim’ – a meeting with authors of the exhibition (in Polish and English, free admission).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

4:30 p.m.

How To Search Your Roots” – a lecture by Poland’s Zbigniew Czuprynski, in Polish (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:00 p.m.

Romani People in Jerusalem” – a lecture by Poland’s Katarzyna Czerwonogora, in Polish (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:00 p.m.

Meeting with Katka Reszke, author of the book “The Return of a Jew” (in English, free admission).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:30 p.m.

Israeli Groove Connection: Israeli Psychodelic Funk – from Roots till Now – a radio play in English (free admission).

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

5:30 p.m.

Genealogical advice for individuals in Polish and English (free admission, booking in advance).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

7:00 p.m.

Concert AndalouJazz Project features Israel’s Omri Mor Trio playing jazzy music inspired by Ladino traditions (admission 75 PLN)

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

9:00 p.m.

Midrash Theater produces Megilat Polin show in Polish and English (admission 50 PLN).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

10:00 p.m.

Concert Shlomo Carlebach meets Fela Kuti features USA’s afro-beat band, Zion80, performing Rabbi Carlebach’s songs (admission 70 PLN).

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

midnight

Jam session with Poland's Cukunft band (admission 10 PLN).

Alchemia club, 5 Estery street at Plac Nowy square

Friday, July 4th

Hour

Event Venue

9:00 a.m.

Visiting Kazimierz synagogues (tour in Polish, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

9:30 a.m.

Visiting Kazimierz synagogues (tour in English, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

10:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Klezmer Basic and Beyond, a workshop of Klezmer music for beginners led by Deborah Strauss (USA) and Sanne Moricke (Germany), in English and Polish (admission 10 PLN). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

10:00 a.m.

 Graffiti workshop for children (admission 10 PLN, English and Polish).  

FKZ playground, Wawrzynca street and Waska street.

10 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.

Open Meeting: “Let's Meet Halfway”. 

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

10:00 a.m.
to noon.

Jewish Art: Thresholds in Jewish Life, a workshop in English and Polish (admission 10 PLN).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street. 

10:00 a.m.
to noon

Workshop for children in Polish and English: statuettes of paper-mache (free admission).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street.

at noon

Workshop of Yiddish singing led by the USA's Jeff Warschauer (admission 10 PLN, English and Polish).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

at noon

New Klezmer, workshop of a new Jewish music (admission 10 PLN, English and Polish).

Kawiarnia Naukowa at 10 Szeroka street.

at noon

Workshop for children in Polish: “Biblical Stories and Characters” (admission 5 PLN).

Popper Synagogue, 
16 Szeroka street

noon
to  1:30 p.m.

Depiction of a Jew in Polish Folk and Pop Culture” a discussion in English and Polish (free admission).  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

at noon

Two Rabbis and an Atheist Enter a Bar” - a panel discussion with Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland, Jonathan Ornstein, JCC Executive Director, and Rabbi Tyson Herberger.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

1:30 p.m.

Walk in the Former Jewish Ghetto of Krakow, tour in English (free of charge). 

Starting point on the Plac Bohaterow Getta square.

1:30 p.m.

Israel - an Immigrant Survival Kit” a Polish lecture by Remigiusz Sosnowski.  

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

2:00 p.m.

Cabala on a Skateboard”. A presentation in English by Rabbi Rabin Dovid Tsap from Australia (free admission).  

FKZ playground, Wawrzynca street and Waska street.

2:00 p.m.

What's Jewish” an English lecture by Jonathan Ornstein, director of the Jewish Community Center (free admission).

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

2:00 p.m.

Workshop of Yiddish singing led by the USA's Michael Alpert (fee 10 PLN).

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square

2:00 p.m.

“Krakow - Bird's Eye View”, a lecture in Polish by Rabbi Boaz Pash.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

3:00 p.m.

Foreign Eye, Kazimierz from a Traveler Viewpoint - a tour in English (fee 30 PLN).

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

3:00 p.m.

Film screening - “Jewish Returns”, director Avi Angel, in Hebrew and Polish with English subtitles (free admission).  

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.

Workshops of Jewish dance with USA's Steven Weintraub and accompaniment by Festival Yiddish Dance Band (admission 20 PLN, English and Polish).

SCKM, 15 Wietora street

4:00 p.m.

Meet the Star @ Cheder: DeLeon (USA, Mexico), free admission.

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

4:00 p.m.

Zahor, a ceremony commemorating Krakow Jews. 

Plac Bohaterów Getta square.

4:00 p.m.

Is Poland Situated on the Mediterranean?” a discussion in English and Polish (free admission).  

Jewish Culture Center, 17 Meiselsa street at Plac Nowy square.

4:30 p.m.

Meeting  Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

5:00 p.m.

Midrash Theater produces Secrets of My Grandmother show in Polish and English (admission 50 PLN).

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

6:00 p.m.

Israel’s Jewish/Muslim band, Diwan Saz, performs music showing Jewish and Arab traditions of Israel (admission 70 PLN).

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

7:00 p.m.

Tea Dance Party features USA's Jeff Warschauer, Deborah Strauss, and Steven Weintraub plus Germany's Sanne Moricke and Festival Yiddish Dance Band (free admission).

Plac Wolnica square.

8:00 p.m.

Concert at the end of the New Klezmer workshop of a new Jewish music (free admission).

Kawiarnia Naukowa at 10 Szeroka street.

8:30 p.m.

Musical Shabbat in Galicia Jewish Museum in Polish, English, and Hebrew, led by Rabbi Tanya Segal, first woman rabbi in Poland (admission 20 PLN).

Galicia Jewish Museum, 18 Dajwor street

9:00 p.m.

“Shabbat Dinner at the JCC” with Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Galicia Edgar Gluck, Chief Rabbi of Krakow Boaz Pash, Jewish Cultural Festival Director Janusz Makuch, and Festival performers (fee 165 PLN).

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

10:00 p.m.

Israel's band, Boom Pam, and pop act Kutiman perform the Mediterranean surf rock (admission 30 PLN). 

Alchemia club, 5 Estery street at Plac Nowy square

Saturday, July 5th

Hour

Event

Venue

8:00 a.m.

Shtetl – Following the Traces of Jewish Villages” a day trip touring Dzialoszyce, Pinczow, Chmielnik, and Szydlow (in English, fee 250 PLN).

Starting point at Jewish Klezmer Hoise, 6 Szeroka street.

9:00 a.m.

Jewish Krakow, a tour in Polish (fee 30 PLN).

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

10:00 a.m.

 Graffiti workshop for children (admission 10 PLN, English and Polish).  

FKZ playground, Wawrzynca street and Waska street.

noon
to  1:300 p.m.

Presentation of the Museum of History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. 

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

9:00 a.m.

Jewish Krakow, a tour in English (fee 30 PLN).

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

2:00 p.m.

Shabbat Shalom! A Family Shabbat Gathering” a workshop for children and young people (free admission).

Popper Synagogue, 
16 Szeroka street

2:00 p.m.

Latkes vs. Hamantasze”, a debate in English (free admission). 

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

4:00 p.m.

“Tensions Between Krakow Rabbis and the Jewish Community”, a lecture in Polish by Rabbi Boaz Pash.

Jewish Community Center at 24 Miodowa street.

4:00 p.m.

Museum of History of Polish Jews, the Building Architecture” a lecture in Polish by Zygmunt Stepinski. 

Galicia Museum at 18 Dajwor street. 

6:00 p.m.

Final open-air concert "Shalom on Szeroka Street" (free admission).

Ulica Szeroka street

1:00 a.m.

Shalom Afterparty (free admission). 

Alchemia club, 5 Estery street at Plac Nowy square

Sunday, July 6th

Hour

Event Venue

noon

Jewish Life in Kazimerz and Podgorze (tour in Polish, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

half past noon

Jewish Life in Kazimerz and Podgorze (tour in English, fee 30 PLN)

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

3:00 p.m.
 

Following the Footsteps of Ruben Silber, a Polish tour of Kazimierz district (fee 10 PLN).

Starting point at High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka), 38 Jozefa street

6:00 p.m.

Concert "Leopold Kozlowski and Friends" features an array of Krakow's pop acts (admission 100 PLN).

Tempel Synagogue, 
24 Miodowa street

8:00 p.m.

Concert XXX (admission 50 PLN).

Cheder Cafe at 36 Jozefa Street (entry from Jakuba street)

 

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