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November 2009

Monday 2 November, 6 p.m.: The opening day of the exhibition History of Jewish Sports in the Czechoslovak Republic. The exhibition will be opened by Arno Pařík from the Jewish Museum in Prague.

                                                                                                                                             Admission free

Tuesday 3 November, 6 p.m.: Chevra Kadisha Historic and Contemporary. A lecture given by the members of newly awakened Prague Chevra Kadisha – Zuzana Peterková, a psychotherapist and writer and Chaim Kočí, a mashgiach, deals with the formation, mission and aims of the Prague burial society, its function during the World War II, development after the War and its current activities. 

Wednesday 4 November, 6 p.m.: The Fundamentals of Judaism in the Interpretation of the Maharal of Prague. A series of lectures given by Karol Efraim Sidon, Chief Rabbi of Prague and the Czech Republic, dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the death of Rabbi Judah Liva ben Bezalel. 

Wednesday 11 November, 6 p.m.: The Middle East Yesterday and Today. History, the present and context. Geography, culture and religion. The Middle East, Israel: Four Holy Cities of Judaism: Jerusalem, Hebron, Safed and Tiberias. A series of lectures by Ing Jan Neubauer

Wednesday 18 November, 6 p.m.From the “Normalization” to a Normal Life – the “Velvet Revolution” and Twenty Years of Democracy from the Jewish Point of View. Věra Roubalová-Kostlánová, a psychotherapist and supervisor working e.g. in the civic societies Rafael Institute and Berkat, Marta Malá, the director of the Foundation for Holocaust Victims, Leo Pavlát, the director of the Jewish Museum in Prague and Daniel Putík, the representative of the Jewish Community of Prague discuss with Petr Brod.

Tuesday 24 November, 6 p.m.: Religious Political Parties in Israel. A lecture by Marek Čejka, a lawyer and political scientist, from the new series of lectures Religion and Politics in Israel.

Wednesday 25 November, 6 p.m.: ESTER (Kateřina Hajdovská-Tlustá and Alexandr Hajdovský): The Treasure of Jewish Songs. For many centuries of their expatriation the Jews have been preserving their traditions, their stories and their songs. And so their songs have been kept alive until today, they appeal to us but above all they touch the hearts of us all. This concert offers a listen to rare songs of the people of Israel, the people of the Bible.                                                                                                                      Admission 60 CZK

Monday 30 November, 6 p.m.: Between Postmodernism and Madness. Orly-Castel Bloom, a Woman Who Uses Sparse Language, Yet Says a Lot. A lecture by Tereza Černá from the new series Paths of Israeli Literature dedicated to contemporary Israeli literature. Táňa Fischerová is reading parts of her work.


Sunday programme for children and their parents

15 November, 2009, 2 p.m.: Lion Cub Arje Celebrates the Sukkoth (the Feast of Tents)

We will speak about the journey of the Jews through a desert and their living in sukkas. We will learn what a sukka is and we will make our own sukka as well. We will have a singsong and taste some of the traditional dishes.

Tour: The Old-New 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:


History of Jewish Sports in the Czechoslovak Republic

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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