For many years we were building a book collection, that now has become a Cheder Library. It consists of few hundred of books in Polish, English, German and Hebrew. All of them – whether documentary or feature – discuss various aspects of Jewish life and history. They are available for free and could be read on the spot in the Cheder Cafe.
The books cannot be taken ouitside – but they are best read over a cup of Israeli mint tea and some Mediterranean snacks. Our volunteers are still working on an on-line catalogue of books and it shall be available soon right here on our website.
We are still collecting more books to make our library even more complete and interesting. You can also help in creating this unique collection by donating the books. You can bring them directly to the Cheder Cafe along with your contact information so we could confirm the receipt of books with you and discuss with you the form of acknowledgement.
Fundacja Czarna Owca Pana Kota
Fundacja Judaika Centrum Kultury Żydowskiej
Instytut Sztuki PAN
Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe
Księgarnia Akademicka w Krakowie
Międzynarodowe Centrum Kultury w Krakowie
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie MOCAK
Oficyna Literacka Noir sur Blanc
Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Stowarzyszenie Przestrzeń Kobiet
Studio Wydawnicze Dodo Editor
Towarzystwo Autorów i Wydawców Prac Naukowych Universitas
Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna w Kielcach
Wydawnictwo Oficyna Bibliofilów
Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademii Umiejętności
Wydawnictwo Prószyński i S-ka
Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma
silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin
A lecture by Rabbi George Schlesinger
When it is cold outside, we invite you to a tropical Shabbat brunch at Cheder!
A new way to celebrate Shabbat at Cheder – join our Shabbat dinner!
Especially for this year’s 7@nite, Cheder is becoming a transfer point, not only on the route between the synagogues, but also between the various Jewish diasporas worldwide.
Sarego Street is one of the most beautiful streets of our city. Everyone knows it well but do we all know who was Józef Sare? How he influenced our city and what is his legacy?
The upcoming weekend will mark Cheder’s 7th birthday. The celebrations will start on Friday at 8:00 p.m. with the DJ party with Khen Elmaleh (IL).
Coffee is Cheder. Both espresso and the one brewed in finjan. Quality of coffee in Cheder is supervised by Karma Coffee Roasters. Together with Karma, we invite you for a special edition of cupping in Cheder. Special edition means special guests!
Ori Alboher, one of the most original and creative Israeli singers and composers, is coming to Krakow for a special concert in Cheder!
Both these bands won enormous attention after their debuts last year. Whe would they play together on Cheder’s stage? What do they have in common?
From a klezmer to a hipster, or why we are the best Jewish festival in the world. Janusz Makuch, founder and director of the festival will speak about how the festival has changed the world for better.
Among two of the best literary debuts in Poland last year, there was one by our former volunteer. Come to Cheder and meet those two young brilliant and promissing writers of the youngest generation!
Cupping is a professional tasting of coffee. Coffee is a soul of Cheder. This is why Cheder invites you to cupping.
Spirit of the Shabbat, good music, delicious food, quality time with friends and family – this is how Saturday mornings look like in Cheder. The best way to celebrate Shabbat.
The roof is not reserved for a fiddler only. It is for everyone! The roof could become a garden, too – come and design yours!
Wine is an important element in Jewish tradition but it is also one of the best products from Israel. Golan Hights Winery invites to the wine tasting.
The Machers, our greatest volunteers, removed many examples of the hate speech from the walls of Kazimierz and Podgórze as a part of the special project ‘Paint it Over / Zmaluj to!’. Now they will share their experience from the project with you and will instruct you how you can do it.
Department of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University and literary magazine “Radar” invite you to a meeting with Andrzej Muszyński and promotion of his recent book “Podkrzywdzie”, published by Wydawnictwo Literackie publishing house.
Shabbat is to slow down, to stop for a while. To meet with your family and friends, to spend a quality time, relax. Leave your laptops, palmtops, mobile phones and come to Cheder Cafe, where you can really enjoy Shabbat. This is our second Shabbat brunch at Cheder.
Anna Gieracka invites to the second workshop for youngsters: On Architecture, Kazimierz and Quest for the Sun: On the Streets.
On the last evening of Hanukkah holiday, we invite you to a magical concert performed by one of the greatest Polish musicians – Paweł Szamburski.
Cheder invites kids to a first architecture workshop inspired by Kazimierz. You will create, compose and design using natural and very simple materials such as stones, pieces of wood, string.
The Machers – volunteers of the Jewish Culture Festival invite you to the Cheder Cafe to a presentation about their work, motivation and volunteer experience.
Thinking about revitalization of a public space in Kazimierz we need to hear the children’s voice as well – they will use the space along with adults!
Come to this workshop to find a new public function for one of the abandoned spaces in Kazimierz – at the end of Meiselsa Street.
The first culinary workshop from a new series exploring recipes from the pre-war Yiddish book by Fani Lewando.
Cheder and The Machers invite you to a unique linocut workshop – you can make stickers with portraits of famous people from Kazimierz and Krakow.
I thought, that after Anna Bikont’s book ‘We, from Jedwabne’ it is impossible to say anything more about anti-Semitism in Poland. Marcin Kącki in his book proves I was mistaken. – says literary critic Michał Olszewski before the meeting in Cheder.
The Machers, festival volunteers, invite you to a meeting with Jakob Mansztajn, nominated to the Wisława Szymborska Award for his latest poetry book ‘Case Study.’
Guided tour in the footsteps of one of the greatest architects in pre-war Krakow with Michał Wiśniewski, Ph.D. from the Institut of Architecture.