Lying just a stone’s throw away from the Palace of Culture lies a corner of the Polish capital, once a centre of Warsaw’s Jewish life, which is embracing its past.
Over 3,000 artists will take part in the 16th Jewish Culture Festival - Singer's Warsaw, which will start in Warsaw on Aug. 24. Planned are 2,180 cultural events at 45 locations in eight Warsaw districts.
After a year of painstaking work, Warsaw’s Miniature Park has unveiled an incredible reconstruction of Warsaw’s Great Synagogue, the original of which was the largest in the world. TFN’s Juliette Bretan was there.
The 16th Jewish Culture Festival - Singer's Warsaw, will feature concerts and events associated with the literature, history and traditions of Jews. It will also present a number of theatrical performances, festival spokesperson Edyta Bach told PAP.
This first edition of the TISH Festival will be devoted to vegetarian and vegan Jewish cuisine in tribute to Fania Lewando, whose kosher vegetarian restaurant in pre-war Vilnius had many devoted fans among the local bohemians.
The photographs, divided into two distinct historical periods, first trace various dwindling communities trying to survive in a post-1968 Polish Communist reality.
In 2001, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow decided to open a Jewish Studies department after noticing a resurgence in young Poles interested in Judaism and the Jewish culture – both of which had otherwise all but disappeared after the Holocaust.
Members of the Jewish community in Kraków have been marking the 10-year anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Community Center (JCC).
Jewish culture in Poland hasn’t just survived, but thrives and there is no better place to experience its revival, than the 10-day Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow.