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.