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Judith Cohen: Concert of Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews’ music

Judith Cohen.

Concert of Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews’ music

Tuesday, 17th of July, 19:00

Cervantes Institute, ul. Kanonicza 12

The Cervantes Institute of Cracow invites you to a concert of Judith Cohen who will present to the audience two great musical traditions associated with Jewish culture: the Yiddish and Sephardic songs about love, sadness, everyday matters and the spiritual life, but also wedding songs, or those performed during the Jewish holidays.

Judith Cohen is a singer and ethnomusicologist from Canada. She was born and raised in the community of Ashkenazi Jews in Montreal, her ancestors come from the Jewish community of Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus. She is a specialist, among other things, in the Sephardic and Balkan music and was a founding member of the excellent group "Gerineldo". Judith lives in Toronto, where she works at York University; she combines her academic work with performances and lectures around the world. 


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Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Reception

In honour of the EAJS Conference and the participation of Ukraine’s Jewish Studies programs and scholars, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE) is hosting a reception for Jewish Studies scholars from Ukraine, the EAJS, and other participants with an interest in East European Jewish history and culture. 

The reception will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 18:30 – 20:00 at the Bistro in JU Auditorium Maximum, 33, Krupnicza Street

UJE is a privately organized, multinational initiative launched in 2008 to advance greater understanding of the centuries-old shared history of Ukrainians and Jews.



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Visit in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) in Warsaw

The participants of the Congress are invited to visit between July 16-22 the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) in Warsaw. The visit is free of charge with the Congress badge. More information about the exhibition can be found at Museum website:


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Historical Museum of the City of Krakow

Participants of the Congress are cordially welcome to visit the following branches of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow:

The Krzysztofory Palace

The Old Synagogue

Oskar Schindler's Factory (see below)

The Eagle Pharmacy

The Podgorze Museum

Pomorska Street

The visit is free of charge. Please present the Congress badge upon arrival. Due to the high touristic season the entry is possible only if the spots are available. In order to visit Schindler's factory you have to make a reservation at: More information about the Museum is available at:


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Book reception

De Gruyter cordially invites you to join them for their book presentation and reception on Wednesday July 18th, 2018. Meet Ms Magdalena Waligórska who will present her title Jewish Translation – Translating Jewishness

The book presentation takes place on Wednesday, July 18th, from 5:00 pm, JU Faculty of Law and Administration, Krupnicza 33a, room 109. Reception: 7:30 pm, ground floor, entrance area, Krupnicza 33a.


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A Night in Kazimierz (Monday, July 16)

We invite you to visit the most vibrant places in the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz. On Monday evening (16 July, 20.00-22.00) they will be open especially for the participants of EAJS Congress. The entry to all the places listed is free of charge with the Congress badge. Let's meet in Kazimierz on Monday! 

INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES, Jagiellonian University

19 Józefa Str.

Jagiellonian University offers a unique and extensive program in Jewish Studies. Learn about the Institute’s projects and see the exhibitions on its history as well as the one on Polish contribution to the establishment of Israel!


18 Dajwór Str.

One of the most interesting and active museums in Krakow, offering several exhibitions, café and bookshop. Do not miss the exhibitions “Traces of Memory” and “Blood. Uniting and Dividing”!


24 Miodowa Str.

The story of JCC Krakow is among the most compelling and important narratives of Jewish revival in today’s world! Do not miss hearing the director and members of JCC Krakow speaking about the rebirth of Jewish life! 

THE TEMPEL SYNAGOGUE / Jewish Religious Congregation

24 Miodowa Str.

THE REMUH SYNAGOGUE / Jewish Religious Congregation

40 Szeroka Str.

THE POPPER SYNAGOGUE / Austeria Bookshop

16 Szeroka Str. (in the courtyard)

THE HIGH SYNAGOGUE / Austeria Bookshop

38 Józefa Str.

THE OLD SYNAGOGUE / Historical Museum of the City of Krakow

24 Szeroka Str.

The district of Kazimierz provides a variety of historical and one of a kind locations. Explore its unique streets and squares, visit restaurants, cafes and pubs to wine and dine!

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Exhibition: Jews in Krakow: sources from the Collection of the National Archives in Krakow

The exhibition The History of the Jews of Krakow Sources from the collection of the National Archives in Krakow is an accompanying event of the 11th Congress of the European Association for the Jewish Studies. It presents a vide range of source materials pertinent to Jews which are stored in the National Archives in Krakow.

The National Archives in Krakow already have an institutional tradition reaching back 140 years. They are the successor of the National Archives of Land Records in Krakow, operating from 1878 (later the State Archives in Krakow), as well as the Krakow Town Archives of Former Records, which existed in the years 1887–1952.

The exhibition is divided according to chronological order. It presents the documents on the Jewish life in the Medieval, Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary Period. The selection of material is broad and includes, among others, city records, photographs, printed sources, maps and sketches.  

The exhibition will be presented at the Congress venue (Auditorium Maximum, underground hall). The exhibition catalogue will be distributed free of charge.

The project was made possible thanks to the founds granted by The Małopolska Region.

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Opening of the Judaica Exhibtion at National Museum

MNK possesses one of the most interesting Judaica collection in Poland. A considerable part of this collection was deliberately assembled in the Museum before II World War, as an extremely precious set of Jewish cultural and spiritual material antiques. It was possible thanks to the subsidy for the purchase of Jewish artistic craftsmanship, awarded to the MNK by the Polish Ministry of Religious Denominations and Public Enlightenment in years 1935-1939. The collection of National Museum in Krakow, thanks to its diversity, allows for a thorough knowledge of the Jewish holidays and rituals celebrated in the Synagogue and Jewish home. The collection consists not only objects of artistic craft (mostly originated from East and Central Europe, although one can also find here examples of wares from the Bezalel School of Art) but also textiles, antique books and numismats.

We invite all the Participants of the Congress to visit our Museum (Main Building) on 19th July 2018, 7:00 PM, where we will inaugurate a new installment of the Judaica collection and present to the audience the newly released catalogue Judaica in the Collection of the National Museum in Krakow. Handicrafts, Prints and Manuscripts, Coins and Medals, Varia.


al. 3 MAJA 1 30-062 KRAKÓW

phone: +48 12 4553 500


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National Museum in Krakow

The National Museum in Kraków (MNK) is the oldest national museum in Poland. It has a rich collection of artworks of Polish, European and non-European art and with its ten branches, eleven permanent galleries and over twenty temporary exhibitions per year it presents wide cultural offer. Until the end of the First World War, it was the only large scale museum accesable to the public on Polish soil. MNK holds one of the most significant collections of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Polish painting and sculpture, a fine assembly of artworks from the Young Poland period, and an extensive collection of prints, decorative art objects, textiles and militaria. Its collections of numismatics and Far Eastern art are unique on a global scale. Since the end of 2016 MNK is also in possesion of world-famous Czartoryski Collection of crafts, militaria, prints and paintings (including Poland’s most famous painting, Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci, and also the Landscape with the Good Samaritan by Rembrandt), which places it among the most important and interesting museums in Europe.


During the Congress all participants will have the opportunity to visit all permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Museum for free. In order to obtain a free ticket, the participant's ID should be displayed at the Museum's box office

All informations albout exhibitions currently avaliable you can find here: for temporary exhibitions

or here: for permanent galleries.




al. 3 MAJA 1 30-062 KRAKÓW

phone: +48 12 4553 500


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Tours during the Congress

Dear Participants of the EAJS 2018 Congress,

We cordially encourage to book the tours, which were created especially for you and your accompanying persons. Their program is an extension for the subject matter of lectures presented during the congress. We kindly inform you that the *number of places is limited*, therefore we recommend to book the tours at your earliest convenience.

More information: <

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Exhibition: Archie Granot Papercuts

The Congress Participants are invited to visit the exhibition of works by Archie Granot, an Israeli paper cut artist, which will be held in the Exhibition Room at the Jagiellonian Library until 16 July.

Born in London, England in 1946, Archie Granot has lived in Israel from 1967. Prior to moving to Jerusalem in 1978, he was a member of an agricultural community where he milked cows and grew melons. He has a MA in Russian Studies from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and a BA in Political Science and Russian Studies from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

A self-taught artist, Archie Granot made his first paper cut in 1979 and has been creating paper art ever since. His unique works, inspired by Jewish and Biblical texts, show that the revival of this traditional art form need not be a repetition of motifs and style.

His work is in public and private collections worldwide. These include the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Jewish Museum, New York; the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York; the Library of Congress, Washington D.C; the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Saint Louis; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Yeshivah University Museum, New York.

The exibition will be open on Mondays from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and throughout the rest of the week from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Additionally, it will be open on 7 and 14 July between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. and on 16 July between 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. The exhibition was prolonged for one day (until July 16) especially for the Congress participants.

Pliki do pobrania
Ketubahs from the Granot Family Collection
Invitation for the exhibition