Calendar

Mar
17
Fri
Lost Synagogues of Europe: Eastern European Jewish Postcards from the Collection of František Bányai @ Eldridge St synagogue
Mar 17 @ 10:00 – Jun 8 @ 17:00

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An exhibition of historic postcards on Jewish themes from the extensive collection of Prague Jewish leader František Bányai. The postcards offer a view of a time and place that no longer exist — synagogues, many destroyed during the Second World War, people on their way to prayer, celebrating, and sending greetings in a vanished Eastern Europe of a century ago.

Sunday-Thursday from 10am to 5pm

Friday from 10am to 3pm

Synagogue tours are offered on the hour (10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4).

Closed every Saturday.

 

Mar
22
Wed
Health & Heritage @ Quay Place, Ipswitch, England
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The conference aim is “Finding new solutions to increasing challenges facing the mental health, cultural heritage and museum industries.”

Organized in partnership with Suffolk Mind (UK) and Future for Religious Heritage (EU), the conference will bring together leading professionals in the mental health, heritage and museum sectors.

In a series of talks, challenging discussions and workshops, Health and Heritage will foster lively debate to inspire much needed action on mental health provision and access to cultural heritage as a positive force for healthy, productive communities. It will provide researchers, practitioners, community activists and policymakers with practical tools and resources, and allow them to develop networks, to empower new projects that address both health and heritage agendas.

Key themes

Delegates will gain practical tools, learn innovative techniques and approaches, meet some fantastic people and enjoy experiencing first hand everything that successful partnerships between health and heritage organisations have to offer. Key themes include:

1) Public health and heritage: working together to meet increasing demand

2) Architectire of extended use: built environments for healthy, happy living

3) Adapting religious heritage to better meet the needs of complex modern communities

Click here to see full details

Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer-Fall 1941 @ Vilnius Gaon State Jewish Museum
Mar 22 @ 09:00 – Mar 23 @ 18:00
One of the mass grave site memorials. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

A memorial at the site of a mass killing/mass grave in Seduva, Lithuania Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

 

Organized by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance as part of a broader IHRA Multi-Year Work Plan Program on killing sites designed to offer insight into different approaches to exploring, studying and preserving killing sites. The conference is aimed primarily at governmental institutions and NGOs working in the field of killing sites.

The conference will comprise a series of presentations and discussions around the central themes of identification, marking and commemoration of sites. The workshops will focus on the process of finding and identifying killing sites, topics related to research, archives and interviews as well as databases, preservation, marking and maintenance. Participants will be further offered the possibility to address legal and religious issues and solutions as well as questions on how to remember and educate. Geographical focus will be put on the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine and Romania.

The objective of the conference is to provide a forum in which those active in the field of mass killing sites will have an opportunity to exchange views, share issues, problems, solutions and best practices, thereby encouraging research, proper preservation, marking and maintenance of mass killing sites.

 

Click to see details and draft program

Click for links to registration, other info

 

 

 

 

Mar
23
Thu
Mapping Florence Ghetto presentation @ Palazzo Alberti
Mar 23 @ 18:00 – 20:00

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A presentation about the recently launched Florence Ghetto Mapping Project by the Medici Archive Project.

 

See our JHE post about the project

 

Jewish traces in Bukovina exhibition @ Berlin Jewish Community building
Mar 23 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Exhibition of photographs by Michael Jänecke of Jewish heritage sites in Bukovina, now divded between Romania and Ukraine.

Mar
26
Sun
Halacha and architecture @ Jewish community Bologna
Mar 26 @ 11:00 – 17:00

 

A Day of Study as part of events marking the inauguration of a new synagogue within the complex of Bologna’s main synagogue.

 

PROGRAMMA

11.00  Presentazione del nuovo Bet HaKneset
 
Daniele De Paz, Noemi Di Segni, Dario Disegni
Rav Adolfo Locci, Rav Giuseppe Momigliano, Rav Alberto Sermoneta
 
13.00  Pranzo

 
14.30  Limud, tavolo di studio e attività per i giovani
 
Rav Alberto Somekh, Arch. Andrea Morpurgo, Dr. Giuseppe Costantin, Dr. Rony Hamaui
 
Conduce Guido Vitale
 
17.00  Fine dei lavori
 
 
Apr
2
Sun
Polish Jewish Studies Workshop @ University of Michigan
Apr 2 all-day

The aim of the Polish Jewish Studies Initiative and this workshop is to establish an international forum for communication among scholars working in the growing field of Polish Jewish studies; to identify theoretical and methodological developments and new research; and to create a forum for scholars, educators, and activists who rigorously pursue the study of Polish and Jewish cultures more intentionally.

The 2017 workshop will  explore key developments and new directions in the field of Polish Jewish studies, focusing on changing approaches to Polish Jewish culture, scholarship and identity under the rubric of “Generations and Genealogies.”

Click here for full details

 

 

Apr
3
Mon
Polish Jewish Studies Workshop @ University of Michigan
Apr 3 all-day

The aim of the Polish Jewish Studies Initiative and this workshop is to establish an international forum for communication among scholars working in the growing field of Polish Jewish studies; to identify theoretical and methodological developments and new research; and to create a forum for scholars, educators, and activists who rigorously pursue the study of Polish and Jewish cultures more intentionally.

The 2017 workshop will  explore key developments and new directions in the field of Polish Jewish studies, focusing on changing approaches to Polish Jewish culture, scholarship and identity under the rubric of “Generations and Genealogies.”

Click here for full details