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Poland 2009

Religious, Educational and Cultural events

*Please note:  In Warsaw and in Krakow, there are weekly communal Shabbat meals. 
For Warsaw dinners, please contact kalina.office@gmail.com
For Krakow dinners, please contact ishbelszatrawska@gmail.com

Services are also offered every morning and night.

Every night at 15 minutes before sunset (including Friday night)
Every weekday morning at 7:15
Every Shabbat and Sunday morning at 9:00

Tourists are invited to all prayers.

Warsaw Synagogue Locations

Nozyk Synagogue, ul. Twarda 6 Warsaw
Beit Warszawa, ul. Wiertniczej 113 Warsaw
Chabad, ul. Slominskiego 19 Warsaw

Krakow Synagogue Locations

Remuh Synagogue, ul. Szeroka 40 Krakow


Chabad, ul. Kupa 18

Also Please note: Ongoing events every month in Krakow at the Galicia Jewish Museum www.galiciajewishmuseum.org/
Convivncia (in Polish only) in Krakow-year round special events, lectures, music http://www.cheder.pl/

 

 

JANUARY

 1 New Year’s Day

 17 The Galicia Jewish Museum Event

        Where: ul. Dajwór 18, in the heart of Kazimierz (Kraków’s Jewish quarter)

        What: International music project of French composer Simeon Lenoir.
Featuring northern French, Celtic and traditional African sounds mixed with vibrating trans-mantra rhythms.
Simeon Lenoir – guitar / vocal, Casey Crosby – piano, Kris Bodzon – double bass

        When: Start time: 7:00pm

 

  1. International Day of the Holocaust Victims

Where: Countrywide

When: All day

       64th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

       Where: The Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow

                       ul. Dajwór 18, in the heart of Kazimierz (Kraków’s Jewish quarter)

What: Lecture on the history of the camp, followed by the opportunity to meet with former prisoners, who will share their Auschwitz testimonies.  

        When:   Start time: 5:00pm

 

28 The Galicia Jewish Museum

Where:  ul. Dajwór 18, in the heart of Kazimierz (Kraków’s Jewish quarter)

 What: A fresh mixture of jazz, folk, ethnic and Klezmer music.

 When: Start time: 7:00pm

 

 

FEBRUARY

9 Tu B'Shevat

 

MARCH

9 Purim Eve Festive Reading of the Megillah

 Where: In Warsaw, Nozyk Synagogue ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9

 When: Starts at 6 pm

10 Purim Morning Reading of the Megillah

Where: In Warsaw, Bejtejnu Synagogue ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Synagogue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9

 When: Starts at 8 am

Seudat Purim

Where: In Warsaw, Bejtejnu , ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9

Start Time: 4pm

 

15 Annual March of Remembrance

Where: Krakow

What: Organized on the anniversary of the Krakow ghetto liquidation.  It is really a
march – marching the same route inmates from the ghetto marched in
March 1943 to the KL Plaszow. It is an official commemoration, under the patronage of the Mayor of the City and President of the Jewish Community, with significant participation of guests (individuals and groups) from Israel. Local survivors are always there as well.

 When: Starts at 12:00pm

 

APRIL

8 Passover Community Seder

Where: In Warsaw, TBD;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9

When: Start Time: 8pm

9 Passover Community Seder

 Where: In Warsaw, Bejtejnu , ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9

 When: Start Time: 8pm

12 Easter Sunday

19 Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

 Where: Rapaport Memorial at ul. Anielewicza

When: 12:00 pm

 

MAY

1 Polish Labor Day

Polish National Holiday
Institutions Closed

2 Polish Flag Day, Day of Polonia and Poles living abroad

 

3 Anniversary of the Polish Constitution

Polish National Holiday
Institutions Closed

What: Constitution Day in Poland marks the signing of the Polish Constitution on this
date in 1791. However, the constitution was to last for just a year as Poland was
partitioned by invading forces who effectively disbanded the country, dividing it between Russia, Prussia and Austria.  It was not until November 1918 that Poland regained its independence. To this day, 3 May is an important civic holiday that is recognized throughout the country and is marked with patriotic parades and festivities in many of the larger towns and cities.

Corpus Christi Day

Religious Holiday
Institutions Closed

12 Lag B'Omer

28 Tikkun Layl Shavuot

 Where: In Warsaw, Nozyk Synagogue ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9 

 When: All-night study beginning at 11:30pm

29 Shavu'ot

 

JUNE

4 Anniversary of the first partly free elections in Poland after Communism

6 Commemoration of the End of Communism - International Conference on the 20th Anniversary, Warsaw

17-July 26 Warsaw Chamber Opera

 Where: Warsaw Chamber Opera Theatre

What: In 1991, to mark the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death, the Warsaw Chamber
Opera performed all 26 of the great composer's stage works.   
The Mozart Festival has run every year since then, to worldwide acclaim. Mozart's complete stage output is performed for each edition of the festival, together with a selection of his chamber, symphonic, and vocal-instrumental works. His best-loved operas, including 'Don Giovanni', 'Le Nozze di Figaro' and 'Cosi Fan Tutte' are the subject of multiple performances over the month-long festival. The Warsaw Chamber Opera is the only company in the world to have Mozart's entire operatic output in its permanent repertoire and this is the world's largest event of its kind.

 When: Tel +48 (0)22 628 5355.
Email tickets@wok.pol.pl

Website  www.operakameralna.pl

27–July 5 Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow

What:  The Kazimierz district of Krakow, largely destroyed in World War II, now
flourishes  anew as a haven of Jewish culture and as the main   
setting for an internationally-famous Jewish Culture Festival. The event first took place in 1988 in the form of a scholarly conference concerning the interface between Jewish and Polish cultures. These days, for more than a week each summer, the Kazimierz district of the city comes alive with all manner of events including synagogue singing, klezmer music and Hasidic, classical, and Jewish folk music. There are also film screenings, exhibitions, presentations and story telling held in synagogues, galleries and other venues in the district. Workshops allow people to gain hands-on experience of traditional Jewish traditions such as Hebrew calligraphy, paper cutting, Hasidic dance, Yiddish language and singing. Street theatre and popular music, such as the Jerusalem Jazz Band, also feature in a program that's open to everyone regardless of age, gender or faith.

Tel: +48 (0)1243 11517.
Email: office@jewishfestival.pl

Website www.jewishfestival.pl

Where: The Kazimierz district of Krakow

When: 9:00am-Midnight, daily

29 100 Cantors in Warsaw

What: special event with the participation of a large group of Cantors from the US and many other countries of the world at the site of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

 

JULY

1-5 Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow

5 Closing Night Outdoor Jewish Festival Concert on Szeroka Street (free of charge)

What:  The Kazimierz district of Krakow, largely destroyed in World War II, now flourishes  anew as a haven of Jewish culture and as the main   
setting for an internationally-famous Jewish Culture Festival. The event first took place in 1988 in the form of a scholarly conference concerning the interface between Jewish and Polish cultures. These days, for more than a week each summer, the Kazimierz district of the city comes alive with all manner of events including synagogue singing, klezmer music and Hasidic, classical, and Jewish folk music. There are also film screenings, exhibitions, presentations and story telling held in synagogues, galleries and other venues in the district. Workshops allow people to gain hands-on experience of traditional Jewish traditions such as Hebrew calligraphy, paper cutting, Hasidic dance, Yiddish language and singing. Street theatre and popular music, such as the Jerusalem Jazz Band, also feature in a program that's open to everyone regardless of age, gender or faith.

Tel +48 (0)1243 11517.
Email office@jewishfestival.pl

Website www.jewishfestival.pl

Where: The Kazimierz district of Krakow

When: 9:00pm-12:00am daily

1-26 Warsaw Chamber Opera

 Where: Warsaw Chamber Opera Theatre

What: In 1991, to mark the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death, the Warsaw Chamber Opera performed all 26 of the great composer's stage works.
The Mozart Festival has run every year since then, to worldwide acclaim. Mozart's
complete stage output is performed for each edition of the festival, together with a selection of his chamber, symphonic, and vocal-instrumental works. His best-loved operas, including 'Don Giovanni', 'Le Nozze di Figaro' and 'Cosi Fan Tutte' are the subject of multiple performances over the month-long festival. The Warsaw Chamber Opera is the only company in the world to have Mozart's entire operatic output in its permanent repertoire and this is the world's largest event of its kind.

When: Tel +48 (0)22 628 5355
Email tickets@wok.pol.pl
Website  www.operakameralna.pl

5-31 Summer Jazz Festival

 Where: Piwnica Pod Baranami, Main Market Square, Krakow

What: Approximately 60 concerts take place during this popular event which attracts
music fans from across Europe. Boasting an international line-
up, the majority of performances take place in the wonderful Piwnica Pod
Baranami in the heart of the city, but other venues are also used.

Times: Various. A full program is available from the organizer website prior to the event.

tel. (48)12-4234016
e-mail: biuro@cracjazz.comhttp://www.cracjazz.com/
address: 31-155, ul.Warszawska 18
Krakow, Poland

29 Reading of Eicha for Tisha Be'av

Where: In Warsaw, Nozyk Synagogue ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9 

When: Start Time: 9pm

 

AUGUST

1 Anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising

Where: Various venues, including the Warsaw Uprising Museum, 79 Grzybowska Street

 What: Nearly 200,000 people lost their lives in the fight against Nazi occupation during
the Warsaw Uprising of 1 August 1944, which is one of     
the most important events in modern Polish history. Each year, Poles all over the
world remember the event and the heroic men and women      
who took part in the fighting to defend their city. The commemorations in Warsaw
include a special ceremony at the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the city comes
to a standstill for a minute's silence to remember the dead.

          Tel +48 (0)22 539 7901
Email kontakt@1944.pl

Website: www.1944.pl

15 Assumption

    Religious Holiday
   Institutions Closed

Polish Army Day

What: Anniversary of the victorious battle of 1920 against Russian army fought on the outskirts of Warsaw

22-23 Coke Live Music Festival

 Where: Krakow, Airfield –Aviation Museum

 What: World-class pop, hip-hop and RnB artists and top Polish performers
http://www.livefestival.pl/news_en.html

29-September 6 Festival of Jewish Culture

 Where: Warsaw, Prozna street, Nozyk Synagogue

 What: The biggest festival of Jewish tradition and cultural heritage in Warsaw.
"I.B. Singer’s Warsaw"
http://www.singersfestival.pl/

 

SEPTEMBER

1 Anniversary of the Invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany

1-6 Festival of Jewish Culture

 Where: Warsaw, Prozna street, Nozyk Synagogue

 What: The biggest festival of Jewish tradition and cultural heritage in Warsaw.
"I.B. Singer’s Warsaw"
http://www.singersfestival.pl/

13-21 The Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival

 Where: All over Warsaw

 What: During the last four years, our Festival has become one of the major cultural events in Warsaw, attracting every time thousands of spectators   
to concerts, theatrical performances, music workshops, discussions and movie projections.”

Website: http://festival.warszawa.pl/index_eng.html

18 First night of Rosh Hashanah

Community Dinner at 7:30pm Warsaw (place TBA)

19 Second night of Rosh Hashanah

Community dinner at 7:30 at
Bejtejnu ul. Twarda 6 Warsaw

 

19-27 Warsaw Autumn
 
Where: Venues include: National Philharmonic Concert Hall, National Theatre, Koneser Vodka Distillers, Frederick Chopin Academy of Music, Fabryka Trzciny Arts Centre, Lutheran St Trinity Church

 What: The renowned 'Warsaw Autumn' (Warszawska Jesien), a festival of contemporary classical music from around the world, was for many  
years the only event of this kind in Central and Eastern Europe. It thrived throughout the communist era as an island of creative freedom and 
survived into the modern age with its principal mission unchanged - to familiarise the Polish listener with the classic works of the 20th
century. Today it is one of the largest and most popular events of its kind with performers and audiences coming from all over the world to
take part in a variety of concerts. Singers, vocal groups, orchestras and chamber ensembles perform in venues around the city to critical and
popular acclaim.

 When: Performances begin between 4:30pm-10:30pm

           Tel +48 (0)22 831 0607.
Email festival@warsaw-autumn.art.pl

Website: www.warsaw-autumn.art.pl

27 Yom Kippur Kol Nidre

 Where: In Warsaw, Nozyk Synagogue ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at  ul. Wlodkowica 9 

 When: Start Time: 6pm

28 Day of Yom Kippur

Where: In Warsaw, Nozyk Synagogue ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9 

When: Yizkor: 11:30am

            Break the Fast: 7:30pm

31 Day of Liberty and Solidarity

 

 

OCTOBER

2 First Night of Sukkot

Where: In Warsaw, Nozyk Synagogue ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9 

When: Dinner in Sukkah at 6:30pm

3 Second Night of Sukkot
 
Where: In Warsaw, Nozyk Synagogue ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9 

When: Dinner in Sukkah at 7:00pm

10 Simchat Torah celebrations at 7:00pm

11 Simchat Torah celebrations at 10:00

10-14 Jewish Book Days

 Where: The Nozyks' Synagogue, Warsaw

 What: The Jewish Book Days are not only a fair that features books on Judaic subjects, but also a multifarious event that includes meetings with authors, panel discussions, exhibitions, concerts as well as calligraphy and paper cutout workshops. The Jewish Book Days are organized by the "Midrasz" Association in cooperation with the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Ministry of Culture of Poland, the Embassy of Israel in Poland, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Jewish Congregation in Warsaw, the Shalom Foundation and Apollo-Rida Poland. The event provides an opportunity to present the richness of joint Polish-Jewish tradition and achievements

 When: The opening celebration at Warsaw's Jewish Community Center, located at 6 Twarda Street. The sale and presentation of books in Polish and English will take place over the ensuing five days and will be accompanied by meetings with authors, as well as film screenings and workshops in singing, calligraphy and paper cutouts. This symphony of events will serve to familiarize participants with elements of the Yiddish language and Jewish culture.

Website:  http://www.culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/wy_in_dni_ksiazki_zydowskiej_2004

10-19 Warsaw International Film Festival

Where: Travel information for each venue is available from the organizer website (www.wff.pl)

 What: During its 10-day run, the Warsaw International Film Festival (WIFF) screens over 100 premieres by filmmakers from all over the world.
Films range from first films by new and emerging directors to the latest releases from some of the world's biggest and best-loved directors. There is also a documentary section screening films that deal with a variety of contemporary issues. A jury made up of international experts give an award to the best director and audience members can also vote for their favourite film.

Email kontakty@wff.pl
Website  www.wff.pl

20 Joshua Bell Brings Bronislav Huberman's Violin back to Czestochowa

 Where: Czestochowa

 What: Part of the Huberman Festival

Joshua Bell on Huberman’s Violin
Special concert to benefit the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Where: Warsaw Opera House
Note: The Warsaw event is being planned with Sigmund Rolat, who acts as producer and sole sponsor)-dates may be subject to change

 

NOVEMBER

1 All Saint's Day
  Religious Holiday
 Institutions Closed

3 Concert of Cantor Helfgot with the Warsaw Philharmonic

4-9 Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Where: Warsaw, Kino Muranow (former ghetto)

 What: Jewish motifs and history in Polish and international cinema with visits by many Israeli and Polish dignitaries to the festival Warsaw was a place of full-blown culture for Polish Jews. This is the new generation who will create the current Jewish Polish reality. The Festival will be an awakening, bringing the present, traditional Jewish culture to all those interested. “Today I am once again pleased to invite you to explore Jewish life and culture in all its richness on the screen. I hope you will find inspiration in the films that offer a profound insight into the past and present of the Jewish community.”  Daniel Strehlau, Festival Director

Website: http://www.wjff.pl/en/

11 Polish National Independence Day
    Institutions Closed

What: Poland signed its historic constitution in 1791 but its independence was to be short-lived as invading forces partitioned the country between Russia, Prussia and Austria the following year. It was not until 11 November 1918 that Poland was to regain its independence. To this day, 11 November is an important civic holiday that is recognised throughout the country and is marked with patriotic parades and festivities throughout the capital.
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DECEMBER

11-18 Hanukkah
During Chanukah, celebrations throughout the country

11 First Night of Hanukkah

12 Second Night of Hanukkah Lighting
Where: In Warsaw, Nozyk Synagogue ul. Twarda 6;
In Krakow, Remuh Syanonue at ul. Szeroka 40;
In Lodz, at ul. Pomorska 18;
In Wroclaw, at ul. Wlodkowica 9

When: Start Time: 5:00pm

 

25 Christmas
Religious Holiday
 Institutions Closed

 

26 Boxing Day
Religious Holiday
 Institutions Closed

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January

 

15th

Polish Jewish Heritage Festival

What: Celebration of Jewish Life in Poland
When: January 15th, 2009 (8:00AM-5:00PM)
Where: Kracajyk Synagogue, u. Nojyk 6, Krakow

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22nd

Krakow Music Festival

What: Jazz Music by Jewish Musicians
When: January 22nd, 2009 (2:00PM-4:00PM)
Where: Town Square, u. Rojyk 8, Warsaw

Religious, Educational and Cultural events
17 The Galicia Jewish Museum Event
International Day of the Holocaust Victims
64th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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