First JCF was organized in 1988. In the first years the festival was held every second year and only since 1992 it has been held annually.
Each festival edition was different, the festival has evolved i have been changing to be all the time up to date with the current trends in the Jewish culture. But the festival as a phenomenon is not a collection of consecutive editions. It shall be perceived as one long lasting educational and cultural process, and the annual editions are the steps leading to accomplishing our mission.
Below you will find information about festival editions.
Prolog to the 30th Jewish Culture Festival
The longest edition of the festival ever! Held between June 26th and December 18th, 2020 is dedicated to the fire and the light – as a preparation to the 30th anniversary edition in 2021.
29th Jewish Culture Festival: The Earth
This edition of the festival was dedicated to the Earth: one of four elements; place that determines our identity, saves the past and creates the future.
28th Jewish Culture Festival: Zion
The festival celebrated 70th anniversary of the State of Israel as well as 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence. It was held exactly 30 years from the first edition of the festival.
22nd Jewish Culture Festival
21st Jewish Culture Festival
20th Jewish Culture Festival
19th Jewish Culture Festival
If you are interested in getting reports and other materials from earlier editions of the festival – please contact the festival office.
In 2009 we started live internet streaming of festival concerts from the Tempel Synagogue. All concerts are also recorded and available on-line on the website of our partner AJCTV. You can enjoy and experience your favourite concerts again and again!