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October 2009

Monday 5 October, 6 p.m.: The 70th Anniversary of First Transports with Bohemian and Moravian Jews to Nisko nad Sanem. A lecture by historian and documentarist Lukáš Přibyl.

 Tuesday 13 October, 6 p.m.: Nigun – Hebrew, Sephardic and Yiddish songs and violin improvisations. Věra Nerušilová – vocal, Alexander Shonert – violin, Natalia Shonert – piano.              Admission CZK 60,-

 Thursday 15 October, 6 p.m.: The Persecution of Jewish Inhabitants in Czechoslovakia by the Security Police (StB). A lecture by historian Ondřej Koutek, who was working for several years in the Office for Documentation and Investigation of the Crimes of Communism, introduces basic aspects of the StB’s activities focused within the so called fight against the Zionism on Jewish inhabitants of Czechoslovakia. He also deals with main secret operation of the StB against the Jews and with particular units of the secret police operating within this field. He pays particular attention to the secret project PAVOUK (Spider)

 Wednesday 21 October, 6 p.m.: Film projection of the documentary “Following in Old Rabbis  Footprints”  Pilgrimage round important Israeli spots connected with the beginning of the Rabbi Judaism. Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans lead towards crucial change of Jewish religion, Rabbis became upholders of Jewish tradition. The documentary does not cover the Rabbis’ movement in its full extent, it only focuses on the environment from which the Rabbis Judaism went up and on the period of first Rabbis working on the territory of historic Israel. The documentary will be presented by its director Petr Raus.

 Thursday 22 October, 6 p.m.: The Writer Whose Books Disappear Most Often from Bookshop Counters. Within the framework of the new series of lectures Ways of Israeli Literature translator Tereza Černá is introducing Israeli scriptwriter and author of comics Etgar Keret (born 1967, Tel Aviv) – one of the most read contemporary writers. Etgar Keret touches in his absurd and ironic works often of grotesque features acute problems of Israeli society as well as existential situation of a modern human.

 Tuesday 27 October, 6 p.m.:  Israeli Society and Religion. A lecture by Marek Čejka, a lawyer and political scientist, from the new series of lectures Religion and Politics in Israel.

 Thursday 29 October, 6 p.m.: Maharal´s Life and Social Activities. A lecture by Alexander Putík from the Jewish Museum in Prague will be held as an accompanying event to the exhibition The Path of Life within the framework of the series of lectures Maharal and His Times.


Sunday programme for children and their parents

11 October 2009, 2 p.m..: Lion Cub Arje Celebrates the New Year (Rosh Hashanah)

Why do the Jews begin a year just in autumn? What is a shofar? Why do they eat apples and honey on the Rosh Hashanah?

Tour: The Maisel Synagogue                                                              Flat admission 50 CZK

You can learn more about the Sunday workshops on the website www.jewishmuseum.cz/vkc


The individual programmes admission is 30 CZK if not mentioned otherwise. The lecture hall is always open to the public 20 minutes before starting a programme. After the beginning of a concert or 15 minutes after the beginning of other programmes entering the Education and Culture Centre is not allowed. The organizer retains the right to cancel the programme providing the number of visitors is lower than five.

 The exhibitions on the premises of the Centre:

 The Disappeared Trace of Jewish Sites. The photographs of Jewish cemeteries, quarters and synagogues bring the reflections of time in which the past mats with the present, and at the same time it displays the end and beginning of the action which has been changing all the time.

Exhibitions are open to the public Mon - Thurs 10 a. m. – 3 p. m., Fri 10 a. m. – 12 p. m.

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