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Galicia Jewish Museum - Programme of events november 2011

Every Friday, 19:00

Kabbalat Shabbat

Join Beit Krakow, the local Progressive Jewish community, for Kabbalat Shabbat services held at the Galicia Jewish Museum and led by Rabbi Tanya Segal.

See for the latest service details and for information about Beit activities.
Every Saturday, 19.00

Concert: Di Galitzyaner Klezmorim

The band Di Galitzyaner Klezmorim's compositions are based on traditional klezmer music, bringing out elements they find most important to give their work its unique character. The poetic, melancholy melodies are intertwined with passion, ecstasy and spontaneity, creating a space filled with a wide range of colours and emotions. The band's repertoire includes compositions based on old klezmer melodies as well as original works. 

Mariola Śpiewak - clarinet, Grzegorz Śpiewak - accordion, Rafał Seweryniak - double bass
Tickets: 50 PLN (general), 40 PLN (discounted)

Wednesday, 02.11.2011


All-day event: a multimedia presentation featuring well-known Jewish characters valued for their association with Polish culture and science.

Thursday, 03.11.2011, 17.00

Beside Different Time

A meeting and discussion with Ewa Andrzejewska - author of the book Beside Different Time: About the Town and Jakub. (Nisza 2010). This book is a literary account of the Jews of Nowy Sącz, compiled from old photographs and pieces of information the author collected during her time with Jakub - the last of the Jews of Nowy Sącz. The meeting will also feature a presentation of a documentary film.

In Polish, free admission

Thursday, 03.11.2011, 19.00

Genealogical workshops with Pamela Weisberger

Are you curious about your Jewish roots?  With online databases of Jewish records from Poland, Ukraine and Galicia you can easily go back hundreds of years to find out detailed information on your ancestors.  In this talk, you'll learn about JewishGen,, Familysearch and JRI-Poland, as well as archival resources. historical cadastral (property) maps, and "Genealogy by Genetics".

Pamela Weisberger is president and research coordinator for Gesher Galicia.
The workshops will take place at the Jewish Community Centre at Miodowa 24.
In English with Polish translation, free damission

Sunday, 06.11.2011, 10.30-12.30

Poetic Family Sunday

The Locomotive, The Swindling Flea, The Bird Broadcast

The Family Sunday in November will be devoted to the poetic creativity of Jan Brzechwa and Julian Tuwim. Thanks to their much-loved literary characters, parents and children will be able to find a shared appreciation of this poetry.

In Polish, suitable for children of all ages.
5 PLN per family

Monday, 07.11.2011. 16.00

Book promotion - Jerusalem Sea by Viola Wein (ZYSK I S-KA, 2011)

Jerusalem Sea is the uncompromising and unsentimental story of a woman who is suddenly confronted with serious illness. The sense of fear associated with this experience is one that has become familiar to her over the course of her life. The events unfolding in present-day Jerusalem intermingle with images from the past - memories from childhood and youth in pre-war Poland.

Andrzej Werner
In Polish, free admission

Wednesday, 09.11.2011

73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht

All-day event: a multimedia presentation devoted to the events of Kristallnacht in 1938.
In Polish and English

Tuesday, 15.11.2011, 11.00-12.30

Remembering the Jews who fought for the independence of Poland
To commemorate the anniversary of Independence Day in Poland (which falls on the 11th November) we present both well-known and unfamiliar examples of the ways in which Jews participated in the fight for Polish sovereignty.

More information can be found on our website.
Please call (12) 421 68 42 to make group reservations.
Free Admission

Sunday, 20.11.2011, 13.30

Krakow in Autumn

Visit the places featured in the poem of Natan Gross with our tour guide

From Wawel down Stradom
The tram line still runs
Right to Krakowska Street.
Yiddish was spoken here,
Jewish love filled the air,..

Start: Galicia Jewish Museum.
In Polish, admission free

Friday, 25.11.2011

Museum After Dark

On the last Friday of every month, the Galicia Jewish Museum is open until 22.00.
Exhibitions, Media Resource Centre and bookshop open all evening.     
18.00-22.00 - free admission
  • Program regionalny
  • województwo maloposkie
  • Unia Europejska
The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013