June 11th, 2015 was declared Sigmund Rolat Day in New York City.
Our dear friends and members of the Friends of the Cracow Jewish Culture Festival, Inc. received a special medal from the Mayor of Krakow. Medal Honoris Gratia is awarded to those, who support development of Krakow.
Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland took the Honorary Patronage over the 25th anniversary edition of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow.
Two murals commissioned by the festival not only became landmarks in our quarter, but they also remind about its Jewish identity.
In some Jewish houses before the war – as told by Miriam Akavia – not far from the Hanukkah lamp one could see also a Christmas tree. Our The Machers went even a bit further – theu made Hanukkah lamp and Chrstmas tree into one HanuTree. Only in Kazimierz!
From Poland With Beat – this is a title of a series of DJ parties organized by the festival in December this year in San Francisco and in Krakow. Hanukkah dreidl is spinning round just a vinyl!
The main exhibition of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews will be opened on October 28th. The ceremony will be held in front of the magnificent building of the museum and its main part will be a concert performed by Polish and Jewish artists. Our festival was invited to co-organize this concert.
An interview with Janusz Makuch was aired last Sunday in NYC’s JBS (former Shalom TV). This very deep aand personal conversation with festival founder was led by Rabbbi Mark S. Golub.
Matisyahu will celebrate 5 years of cooperation between our festival and JCC Krakow during his special concert at the Tempel Synagogue.
Festival was invited to participate in the first edition of the Krakow’s TED(x), that was held under the headline ‘Make!’ Janusz Makuch told his story and shared with the audience why he had decided to create Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow.