The Machers – Festival volunteers
Jewish Culture Festival office
36, Józefa Street, 31-056 Kraków, Poland
tel. + 48 12 431 15 17
Coordination of volunteers
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Due to the pandemic, 30th festival was postponed to 2021.
Hag Pesach Sameach!
Fire – a second element – will be a leading theme for the anniversary festival
March of Remembrance, commemorating 77th anniversary of the Krakow ghetto liquidation will start on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at noon.
If you would like to join The Machers – volunteers of the largest Jewish Culture Festival in the world – this is the time!
Joyous Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!
Film made by Jakub Słabek during 29th Jewish Culture Festival
A second film about the festival made by M. Miszczyński and J. Słabek
New Jewish Year 5780 starts on the evening of September 29th, 2019.
Film about a project “Songs of Love and Loss” supported by the Foundation for Polish – German Cooperation.
Anniversary edition of the Jewish Culture Festival will be held between June 26th and July 5th, 2020.
Recording of the festival lectures.
Recordings of selected concerts of the 29th Jewish Culture Festival.
Festival concerts live on our website and Facebook fan page.
Here you will learn how to get to the fetsi al events – and how to get around when you have some disabilities.
Festival ticket office will open on June 21st
Program of the 29th festival with detailed information and multimedia
Special program for senior citizens during 29th Jewish Culture Festival
We invite you to a festival tent that we pit up for you in the very heart of Kazimierz.
Jewish Culture Festival promotes Malopolska Region, where it comes from.
The Earth is the main theme of the upcoming edition of the Jewish Culture Festival.
Over the years, music has become a trademark of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow.
Internet presale of tickets.
VIP pass for donors and sponsors of the Jewish Culture Festival.
We invite journalists and media representatives to the 29th JCF
As in previous years, current President of the Republic of Poland becomes a Honorary Patron of the Jewish Culture Festival.
Leopold Kozłowski died on March 12th, 2019 in Kraków
March of Remembrance, commemorating 76th anniversary of the Krakow ghetto liquidation will be held on March 17th, 2019
We invite you to join The Machers – Jewish Culture Festival volunteers.
First edition of the Jewish Culture Festival took place precisely 30 years ago. What have we achieved during that anniversary year – let’s have a look!
Our partner organization – Taube Jewish Heritage Tours – invites you to join their exclusive tours to Poland!
Janusz Makuch and his wife Maria, met with Rueven Rivlin, President of Israel.
Let the Hanukkah light be with you throughout the entire year!
Immersion – a film by Mateusz Miszczyński and Jakub Słabek about Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow.
Join us during the 2019 edition of the largest Jewish Culture Festival in a world.
Multimedia journey through the recent edition of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, dedicated to Zion (June 22nd – July 1st, 2018)
Very special distinction for Janusz Makuch from the State of Israel.
Concert performed by the Jerusalem Orchestra East & West is dedicated to late Jan Kulczyk.
Information about “Shalom on Szeroka Street” concert
Concerts from the Tempel synagogue will be available live in internet.
Tegoroczny Koncert Kantorów jest dedykowany Tadowi Taube.
Festival ticket office will open on Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Małopolska Region is a Main Partner of the Jewish Culture Festival
Information about program of the upcoming edition of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow
Dishes from The Bible, Shabbat Dinner and Shabbat Picnic, as well as Israeli weekend @ Barka club.
Join us in a series of lectures, workshops and guided tours at the 28th Jewish Culture Festival.
Music has been Jewish Culture Festival’s trademark. Have a look at this year’s line-up.
Sambation is a special space for art.
We invite journalists to cooperate with us during 28th Jewish Culture Festival.
Buy your tickets to festival concerts on-line!
On Friday, March 30th we will start Pesach holidays with first Seder dinner.
In 100 days from now we will start 28th edition of the largest Jewish festival in the world.
March of Remembrance, commemorating 75th anniversary of the Krakow ghetto liquidation will be held on March 11th, 2018
Purim, also called a Jewish carnival, starts on February 28th in the evening. Hag Purim sameah!
Our recent exhibition “Jerusalem in Photographs” on display in Gdańsk from January 8th, 2018.
Have a look at our plans for the upcoming year: for the festival, Cheder, The Machers as well as March of Remembrance.
Have a sweet and good New Year 2018!
Would you like to join The Machers – festival volunteers? Now it’s the time!
In the evening of December 12th we will lit first candle on our Hanukkah lamp.
New menu in our festival club!
Happy New Jewish Year!
Come and celebrate Rosh HaShana in festival’s Cheder!
After summer break, Cheder returns with a new series of events!
Three films were created during festival workshops fro youth.
Detailed report from the 27th Jewish Culture Festival
Your Kvitlech has been delivered to Jerusalem
Next edition of the festival will be held between June 23rd and July 1st, 2018.
Collection of photographs never shown before, presented in the cloisters of the Dominican Monastery in Krakow.
Recordings of festival concerts available in internet.
Please read our rules and regulations.
Ticket office and festival InfoPoint will open on June 17th, 2017.
Janusz Makuch, founder and director of the Jewish Culture Festival speaks about his Jerusalem in an interview for Gazeta Wyborcza.
Part of the festival program was contributed by our partner organizations.
Visit festival’s Jerusalem Boulevard, where you will find relax after and during busy festival day.
This year, beside a special program for children, we have also prepared a series of events for seniors.
Instead of traditional briefing for journalists, we invite you to a coffee brewing ceremony with Janusz Makuch, accompanied by his stories about the festival and Jerusalem.
If you cannot make it to Jerusalem, leave your prayer / kvitlech with us. We will deliver it to the Kotel after the festival.
Can you take a ride through Jerusalem not leaving Kazimierz, Krakow, Poland? Yes! Only during 27th JCF!
National Library of Israel, celebrating its 125th anniversary, prepared a special program for the 27th festival.
Together with Krakow Festival Office we have prepared for you a special literary program during 27th festival.
Culinary workshops have been a part of the festival almost from its very first edition. Now they have a new face.
Annual award of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow – Voice of Joy and Deliverance – will be presented to Leopold Kozłowski.
Program of the Jewish Culture Festival includes also lectures, guided tours, workshops, exhibitions, multimedia projects – all dedicated to Jerusalem.
Second part of our recent project: Jerusalem – Berlin – Krakow. This time our Berlin friends from Yafo are coming over to celebrate Shabbat in Cheder!
Jewish Culture Festival was invited to the project promoting Małopolska Region.
Mekudeshet – Jerusalem Season of Culture to kolejna partnerska instytucja naszego festiwalu.
European Festival Association awarded our festival with the EFFE Label: Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe.
On May 4th we launch internet presale of tickets to concerts and musical events of the 27th festival.
On Monday, April 10th with Seder dinner we will start Pesach holidays!
Join us on Saturday, April 1st and celebrate 8th birthday of festival’s club Cheder!
March of Remembrance to commemorate 74th anniversary of the Krakow ghetto liquidation will be held on Sunday, March 19th, 2017. It will be followed by an evening concert in Cheder.
Video materials, audio tracks and posters were donated by the festival to the newest exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
If you would like to become The Macher, Jewish Culture Festival volunteer, now it is the time to send your application!
We wish you a great and sweet year 2017 with the Festival, Cheder and The Machers!
It was 28th year of our activities. What good happened that year? Have a look at the summery of the past year.
Hanukkah is coming! And so is Christmas!
It is tradition for both Hanukkah and Christmas to give presents. Maybe this year your present would go to the Festival?
Income generated by Hanukkah Shabbat @ Cheder were sent to support civilians in Syria.
Program of events in Cheder, where the festival lasts all year round!
Sukkoth starts on Monday, October 17th, 2016.
On October 12th, 2016 we celebrate the most important holiday of Judaism – Yom Kippur.
Dominika Słowik, Weronika Murek and Łukasz Orbitowski wrote stories about Kazimierz, commissioned by the Festival. .
We wish you a happy and prosperous Jewish New Year!
Festival volunteers – The Machers – cleaned the area of former Jewish cemetery in the city of Jędrzejów.
Festival volunteers will clean up the area of former Jewish cemetery in Jędrzejów.
27th edition of the largest Jewish Culture Festival in the world and much more!
During this past edition of the festival, we asked you several questions related to the festival, that will help us to create even better festival in the coming years. Thank you for your time and thoughts!
We would really like to know who are you, where you come from, why you decided to come to the festival and what do you like about the festival – please fill in the festival questionnaire.
We never forget about special program for children. Because children are most important!
Upcoming, 27th edition of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow will be held between June 24th and July 2nd, 2017.
Are you a festival lover? Become a festival donor! Now donations are available on-line.
This Friday evening we all gather for a Seder – Pesach holidays start.
March events in Cheder include Shabbat celebrations, preparation for Purim but also March of Remembrance on 74th anniversary of the Krakow ghetto liquidation.
Purim, also called a Jewish carnival, strats on Wednesday, March 23rd in the evening. Hag Purim sameah!
On March 13th, exactly on the 70th anniversary of the Krakow ghetto liquidation our volunteers – The Machers – led the annual March of Remembrance.
March of Remembrance on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the Krakow ghetto liquidation, will be held on March 13th, 2016.
According to the recently published report, Jewish Culture Festival has been named one of the most important cultural events in our city.
We are now recruiting new volunteers, who would work with us during the year 2016, 26th festival and beyond. Join us!
We wish you the happiest year ever!
Peace. Love. Respect. Let them be your guests for this holiday season! And beyond!
This year we have a Christmnas Tree in Cheder for the first time. Theodore Herzl’s Christmas Tree. A symbol of of mutual respect and togetherness. Just like Cheder.
The first candle will be lit up this coming Sunday evening, which will mark a beginning of the Hanukkah holidays! We wish you joyous, warm and bright days – for the upcoming Hanukkah as well as for the entire life!
December 5th is celebrated as an International Volunteer Day, which menas that this iss a holiday of our precious The Machers! We thank all of them for their dedication, creativity, good spirit. We hope that the experience of being the Macher would not only be a source of constant joy and inspiration, but would also leave a positive trace on their path of life. The Machers are the best!
For most of our volunteers this was a first visit in Israel. What are their impressions? Was it a lifetime experience?
As a part of the project Zmaluj to! / Paint it over! our volunteers removed another anti-Semitic graffiti – this time in Podgórze.
Without our priceless Machers we would not be able to organize and implement annual Jewish Culture Festival. As a reward we are sending some of them to ISrael – not only as a gratitude for their work, but also to show how much we do care about their development, to show them Israel and get even more motivated and inspired.
The main theme for the 25th anniversary edition of the festival is a Quarter. We would like to invite you to a Festival Quarter that we created especially for the festival, to be a heart of the festival. This especially designed and built right next to the Old Synagogue temporary quarter within the quarter will be full of events and activities.
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!