Bialystok Jewish Culture Festival #poland

Mark Halpern

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

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@....

Mark Halpern
Bialystoker living now in West Chester, PA, USA

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