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July -September

Year of Jewish Culture - 100 Years of the Jewish Museum in Prague

The project is held under the auspices of the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Vítězslav Jandák, Chairman of the House of Representatives Lubomír Zaorálek, Chairman of the Senate Přemysl Sobotka, Mayor of the City of Prague Pavel Bém and Václav Havel.

Programme (July - September)

lectures & discussions
social events
Czech Centres


Jewish Museum in Prague
May 17-August 28 Images of The Prague Ghetto, Museum of the City of Prague
A selection of works from the collection of the Jewish Museum of Prague, the Museum of the City of Prague and the National Gallery in Prague. In approximately 200 paintings, drawings and graphic sheets - family portraits, romantic images of the Old Jewish Cemetery, as well as the streets and corners of the Prague Ghetto from the period of its reconstruction that took place prior to the establishment of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Co-organized by the City District Prague 1
June 21-July 26 Form of the Scroll, Robert Guttmann Gallery
The exhibition brings us closer to one of the oldest forms of books still alive in the Jewish culture - the scroll. The scrolls of Torah and the scrolls of Esther are widely read in synagogues, and are also a source of inspiration for contemporary Jewish artists.
August 16-October 1 Defying the Beast
The Jewish Museum in Prague 1906-1940,
Robert Guttmann Gallery
A return to the old days or how the beast did not triumph - a reconstruction of the exhibitions held by the old Jewish Museum in Prague in 1906-40.
September 6-December 31 Melissa Shiff: Ark, Pinkas Street
Video sculpture in the form of a gigantic ship, which has been made for the centenary of the Museum. It provides a visual metaphor in which the history of the Museum, as an ark protecting the important artifacts of Jewish culture in the Czech lands, merges with the past and present of the city against the backdrop of the dramatic events of the twentieth century. This project is held in association with the 9 Gates Festival with support from the Canadian Embassy in Prague, Prague City Hall and the Czech Ministry of Culture
September 14-October 31 I have not seen a butterfly around here…, Education and Culture Centre
Photography by the Argentine photographer and artist Rosa Revsin, inspired by children’s poetry from the Terezin ghetto. Held in association with the Embassy of Argentina
Jewish Museum in Prague / Jewish Community in Prague
till July 23 Hear Our Voice, Jerusalem Synagogue
An exhibition of artworks by students from Prague, London and Nuremberg, presenting their unique perspectives on the sorrow and suffering of those children who had no opportunity of being heard - the children of the Shoah.
www.jewishmuseum.cz, www.hmdt.org.uk
Et in Arcadia ego / Eugen von Kahler (1882 - 1911)
Gallery of Fine Art in Cheb
July 13th - September 17th 2006
Exhibition is dedicated to the fineart work of precociously deceased artist from Prague Jewish, German speaking, industrialist family.
Brno - Cloister of the New Town Hall
September 1-17 - Don’t Lose Faith in Mankind... The Protectorate Through the Eyes of Jewish Children
Travelling exhibition and educational project of the Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague. It contains 20 display panels featuring the stories of six children who were persecuted during the Second World War because of their race.
Anne Frank – Legacy for the Present
The aim of this international travelling exhibition is to encourage visitors to think about the meaning of tolerance, humans rights and democracy in the present world. Held in association with the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
The Children’s Story. Children’s Drawings from the Terezin Ghetto
This exhibition is divided into eight thematic units which describe the history of the Jewish population of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia during the Holocaust with emphasis on life in Terezín, particularly as seen through the eyes of children.
Gallery of Josef Sudek
Jana Noseková: Hell Survivors
Portraits of Israeli Holocaust survivors born in Czechoslovakia.
tel 224 819 098
Galerie S.V.U. Mánes Diamant & Galerie Millennium
July 11-August 28 BoardingPass to Paradise – Peretz Béda Mayer and Fritz Haendel
Exhbition from Israel – the work of two artists of Jewish descent, presented for the first time in the Czech Republic.
www.svumanes.cz, www.gallerymillennium.cz
Municipal Museum and Gallery – Břeclav Synagogue
July 27-September 30 History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia and Jewish Customs and Traditions – travelling exhibitions of the Jewish Museum in Prague
Municipal Museum of Žacléř
May 5-August 31 Joannes Koehler – Life and Works
This exhibition presents the life and work of a remarkable Jewish painter who spent his last years in a small village of Vrchová near the mountain of Královecký Špičák after a long, hard journey.
Moravian Museum, Brno
March 21-September 16 Fritz Grünbaum – Grüss mich Gott!, in collaboration with the Theatermuseum Vienna
This exhibition presents the life and work of Brno artist Fritz Grünbaum – known in Vienna and Berlin for his roles as a cabaret artist, as well as an actor, dancer, director and writer.
Museum of Children’s Drawings, Prague
July 3-31 Don’t Lose Faith in Mankind... The Protectorate Through the Eyes of Jewish Children
Museum of Velké Meziříčí
June 1-August 31 Long-lost Faces – travelling exhibition of the JMP
Recollections of Holocaust victims in documents and photographs.
Regional Gallery in Liberec Regional Gallery in Liberec
June 22-September 17 Otto T. W. Stein (1877-1958) / Selection of Artworks
A selection of artworks on paper, mainly watercolours, gouaches and pencil drawings from the 1920s to the 1950s – landscapes of northern Germany, motifs from Terezín, still lifes with flowers and portraits. This is the first comprehensive presentation of his works in almost 50 years.
Regional Museum in Mikulov – Synagogue
May 21-September 30 Exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the opening of the Central Jewish Museum for Moravia and Silesia in Mikulov, in cooperation with the JMP
Exhibition of Israeli photographer Brian Hendler
Respect and Tolerance Association – Mohelnicé Museum
Until the end of the year There was Once a World
Period photographs, texts and objects documenting the history of the Jewish communities in Loštice, Mohelnice and Úsov.
Palmovka Synagogue in Praze – SERPENS Association
September 29-October 8 Jiří Sozanský: Clasped in Gates
Art installation inspired by the texts of the Old Testament. At the opening on September 29 (6 p.m.) there will be a reading of Old Testament texts by J. Ornest with musical improvisation. Held in association with SYMPOSION civic association
Lipník nad Bečvou Synagogue
June 16-August 31 History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia and Jewish Customs and Traditions
Terezín Memorial
March 1-May 31 VAVRO ORAVEC – Exhibition Commemorating the Artist’s 90th Birthday
An exhibition of paintings that retains the originality of a naive view and personal expression, shedding light of the indefinable sensitivity and providing a unique glance into the human soul.
Úštěk Synagogue
June 29-July 23 Tribute to All Who Resisted
Travelling exhibition of the Confederation of Political Prisoners.
August 3-September 8 The Úštěk Region on Old Postcards
Old postcards from the collection of Bohumil Košťál.
September 17 - October 31 Petr Hermann and Karel Pech: Landscape and Landscape Details
Photography of the České Středohoří Mountains.
Jewish Community of Karlovy Vary
September 1-30 History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia and Jewish Customs and Traditions


New Music gives Voice to the Silenced
Thu 20th July at 7.30pm
The Jewish Museum Prague in partnership with Hackney Music Development Trust (London) and the Internationales Kammermusik Festival (Nürnberg) present Hear Our Voice, an inspiring new music theatre piece set to a powerful libretto by Tertia Sefton-Green comprising poems, diaries and letters written by children during the Holocaust. More >>>
Divadlo Archa
September 19 at 8 p.m. Yinon Muallem Ensemble: Klezmer for the Sultan
A new interpretation of the history and roots of Jewish traditional music in Turkish culture. Held in association with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
Music in the Synagogues of the Pilsen Region
August 20 at 5 p.m. Tre Violini (M. Vilímec, J. Nováková, L. Vilímec), Kasejovice
September 3 at 7 p.m. P. Bušová - alto, D. Mimrová - flute, J. Kšica - harpsichord, Hartmanice
September 17 at 7 p.m. M. Vilímec - violin, V. Vilímec - piano, Great Synagogue in Pilsen
Regional Gallery in Liberec Regional Gallery in Liberec
July 12, 7 p.m. Ha Chucpa
Úštěk Synagogue
August 13, Piccola Orchestra – Music by 20th Century Czech Composers
www. synagoga-ustek.org
František Brikcius
September 25, 7.30 p.m. 7 Candles, Talich Chamber Orchestra, F. Brikcius – cello, J. Talich – conductor, St. Agnes Convent


Poláček’s Summer, 26 June-8 July
26 June, 6 p.m. Gala opening of the 13th annual festival, Trombenik Band in concert.
A theatre festival in untraditional venues in Rychnov, held in honour of the Rychnov-born writer and journalist Karel Poláček. The festival also includes concerts in the churches and synagogue of Rychnov.
tel 494 531 432, 603 810 775
Boskovice 2006, July 13–16
14th annual festival for the Jewish Quarter featuring music of various genres, theatre, film, video screenings, exhibitions, art workshops and happenings throughout the town. The synagogue (housing a Boskovice Museum exhibition on the Jewish Quarter) and the Jewish cemetery will be open to the public throughout the duration of the festival. The festival is held in association with the municipality of Boskovice and the Mensdorff-Pouilly family under the auspices of the Governor of the Southern Moravian Region.
July 13 Opening in the Chateau Conservatory – Psalteria group, exhibition openings
Music: Pressburger Klezmer Band, P.J. Ryba & M.T.S., Lenka Lichtenberg, Monika Načeva and Michal Pavlíček, Jaleo Real, Bhaktar, Durman/Posejpal Duo and others
Theatre: Husa na provázku, Divadlo Dno, Radio Ivo, Dekadentní divadlo Beruška, Buchty a Loutky, HaDivadlo and others
Programme at www.unijazz.cz
Week of Jewish Culture - Holešov 2006, July 23-29
Selected programmes:
July 12 - August 12 Exhibition of the Israeli artist Orit Hofschi, Municipal Gallery
July 29, 6 p.m. Klezmer bands in concert: Klec, Jarmula band and Pressburger Klezmer Band, Holešov Chateau courtyard
Concerts, lectures and talks in Šach Synagogue: July 23, 7 p.m. Bente Kahan
July 26, 6 p.m. Trombenik
July 28, 10. p.m. Candle-lit concert by violinist Alexandr Shonert
July 28, 5 p.m. Correlation of Theological and Anthropological Elements in Jewish and Christian Religious Services - Dr. F. Kunetka, Complementarity of Judaism and Christianity - Dr. J. Beneš
July 29, 2 p.m. Discussion between Dr. L. Pavlát and senior lecturer Dr. M. Prudký on the topic of Jewish-Christian relations
July 24, 6 p.m. Autograph signing session with A. Lustig
July 25, 6 p.m. Autograph signing session with Prof. V. Komárek
July 27, 6 p.m. Autograph signing session with A. Goldflam
Held by Olam – Judaica Society, www.olam.cz
Shamayim Třebíč, July 31 - August 5
3rd annual festival, held in the Rear Synagogue and in the Jewish Quarter, which in July 2003, along with the Třebíč Basilica of St. Prokop, was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Programme at www.kviztrebic.cz
Unconventional Autumn of Jiří Hošek 2006, September 14 - November 16
October 4, 4.30 p.m. Tribute to Franz Kafka
M. Nostitz Quartet, Zdenka Procházková-Hartman – recital
New Jewish Cemetery – Ceremonial Hall, Izraelská 1, Prague 3
Programme at www.zizkov.cz
Jewish Days 2006 in Prácheň Region, September 18-24
6th annual festival of Jewish culture and history
Programme at www.zidovskedny.cz


Palmovka Synagogue, Prague – SERPENS Association
August 23-September 7 Workshop VIA ARCHA - first phase of a four-year project.
Theatre workshop inspired by the texts of the Old Testament, held under the supervision of P. Dobruský. Presentation of creative workshop results on September 7 at 8 p.m. and 10. p.m. In association with DELL´ ARTE Agency
Činoherní klub – Divadlo na voru
Premiere September 24 and 25, 7.30 p.m. Nemůžeme si naříkat / We Can’t Grumble
From the texts of Oser Warszawsky, Marie Warszawska and Johannes Urzidil. Adapted and directed by Frederika Smetanová and Michal Lázňovský.
Izraeli Weekend - dance showcase
Su 10. 9., 20.00, Mo 11. 9., 20.00
Divaldo Ponec Arkadi Zaides, Shira Miasnik: Solo Siento Michal Mualem, Giannalberto de Filippis: In Between Yasmeen Godder: I feel funny today Shlomi Bitton: 2 Ehad
In collaboration with Embassy of Izrael
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lectures & discussions

Palacky University
September 13-17 Discovering Edgar G. Ulmer - European/American Filmmaker
International conference on Olomouc-born, independent Hollywood film director Edgar G. Ulmer, whose movies are considered classics of world cinematography.
Organizer: Bernd Herzogenrath (info: bernd.herzogenrath@post.rwth-aachen.de)

social events

Jewish Museum in Prague - Education and Culture Centre in Brno
September Launch of activities – educational programmes for schools, exhibitions and lectures
Jewish Museum in Prague – Education and Culture Centre in Prague
September 21 at 6 p.m. Doufám, dokud dýchám / I Hope As Long As I Breathe - presentation of V. Vlčková’s new book
Stories of women who survived the Holocaust.
European Day of Jewish Culture, September 3
Prague - Brno - Olomouc - Ostrava

Programme selection: Open day with guided tour of the synagogue and Jewish cemetery in Brno and the surroundings, Pressburger Klezmer Band in concert in the Town Hall square in Olomouc.
Programme at www.bejt-praha.cz

Czech centres

Czech Centre in Stockholm
August Bohemian and Moravian Synagogues
Travelling exhibition that presents photographs of 24 Bohemia and Moravian Synagogues.
August 15, 2005 - August 14, 2006 Culture without Borders
Sweden and the Holocaust 2005-2007


With the support of the State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic


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