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29th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow

Together we share the Earth, this land, regardless of the faith (or lack of faith) that divides us. Earth is one of the four basic elements of the world, which when treated humanely (with love), repays with fruit but when treated “humanly” it opens up and devours us.

We wander around with the Festival tent looking for the Jewish presence impressed deep in this land. The land which we come from and to which we will return is given to us for a moment, while in our greedy stupidity we destroy it for ever instead of wisely making it obey us.

The land of Krakow and Kazimierz is Ir Va-Em Be-Yisrael, City and Mother in Israel.

Polin / Israel – the promised land, land which was taken away, land of milk and honey, land of blood and ashes, blessed land, damned land, God’s land, Satan’s land, human land, inhuman land, fertile land, barren land, land of mercy, land of hatred, land filled with fruit, land of stones and bones, hospitable land and lost land. Graveyard land. Recovered Land. Mother Earth.

The history of the earth and its heritage teaches us and forces us to live responsibly. Over the next seven and seventy-seven years we will discover the beauty of the four elements of the world enriched with Jewish culture. We have chosen to start off with earth, the land where thousands of years ago Jewish civilization sowed its eternal seed.

29th Jewish Culture Festival will be held between June 21st and 30th, 2019. Detailed information about the program will be published on our website in early March. Iinternet tickets’ sale will start on May 6th, 2019.

Cantors’ Co0ncert will take place on Sunday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Tempel synagogue. Shalom on Szeroka Street concert will start on Saturday, June 29th at 6:00 pm.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact festival office per e-mail: office@jewishfestival.pl

See you in Kazimierz!

photo: Haim Yafim Barbalat, Bartosz Dittmar

Previous editions of the Jewish Culture Festival

First edition of the festival was organized in May 1988. Janusz Makuch – founder and director of the JCF – says: During those 30 years we made a symbolical way from a shtetl to Zion.  Waiting for another edition of the Jewish Culture Festival, you may find interesting to have a look at the previous editions of the festival.

Previous editions of the JCF


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