Bialystok Jewish Culture Festival #poland
If you are in or near Poland in mid-June, you should consider attending
some or all of the festivities of Tenth Annual Bialystok Jewish Culture
Festival, Zachor - Color and Sound. Dates are 9 June to 13 June, 2017.
The Festival is organized by the Bialystok Center for Civic Education:
Poland - Israel and the Jewish Community of Warsaw. All events are free.
I attended the Festival in 2013 and can recommend this as a highlight
of my trip.
Here is the schedule:
Friday, June 9: Evening concert by Czech band and Kabbalat Shabbat with
Rabbi Tanya Segal, Progressive Movement Rabbi in Krakow
Saturday, June 10: Evening performance of "Miriam" and Havdalah service
with Rabbi Tanya Segal
Sunday, June 11:
Morning excursion to the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery at Wschodnia Street
led by Professor Heidi Szpek, religion Professor at Central Washington
University and author of "Bagnowka: A Modern Jewish Cemetery on the
Russian Pale." See http://www.jewishepitaphs.org/.
Lunchtime Interwar Jewish Cabaret with artists >from the Warsaw Jewish
Afternoon Concert in Rynek Kosciuszki, the main square in Bialystok with
music >from artists >from Czech Republic, Poland, Russian, and Ukraine
Afternoon Workshops in Jewish/Israeli Dance, Kosher Jewish Cooking, and
Children's Judaic Art.
Evening concert by organists >from Netherlands and Poland
Monday, June 12:
Morning and all day exhibit devoted to Felicja Raszkin Nowak, a survivor
of the Bialystok Ghetto
Afternoon musical and art workshops for children
Evening concert of songs of Jewish holidays by Polish artist and
Sephardic songs by American and Polish artists
Tuesday, June 13:
All day Conference Jews >from Eastern Poland
Evening Gala concert at the Podlaska Opera House by Israeli American
Jazz Pianist and Musical Director of The Manhattan Transfer Yaron
Gershovsky, whose mother was born in Bialystok
For more information, please contact me at mark@....
Bialystoker living now in West Chester, PA, USA