Monthly program



12 September - 30 November 2016
9 Elul 5776 - 29 Heshvan 5777


Monday, 12 September, 6:00 p.m.

Reflections on the Rule of Law
- Lecture by Prof. Marek Safjan, Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, former Chairman of the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland.

Thursday, 15 September, 6:00 p.m.*
p>A History of the Jews (1)
- Presentation of old film footage.

Saturday, 17 September, 6:00 p.m.**

Peter Janson-Smith, In Memoriam (1922-2016).
Chamber Music Concert, dedicated to the memory of our late Friend, performed by
Anatol Kogan (flute, Israel)
and Konstanty Wileński (piano, Poland).

Saturday, 17 September, 10:00 p.m.*

Chatskele, Chatskele
- Musical Performance in Yiddish by the artists of the Kraków Chamber Opera.

Monday, 19 September, 6:00 p.m.

A History of the Jews (2)
- Presentation of old film footage.

Tuesday, 20 September, 6:00 p.m.

A History of the Jews (3)
- Presentation of old film footage.

Thursday, 22 September, 6:00 p.m.,

Thirty Years of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University 1986-2016
- Meeting with Prof. Michał Galas, Head of the Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University.

Monday, 26 September, 6:00 p.m.

- Documentary on the visit of the American and Israeli scholars participating in the conference on the "Jewish Autonomy in the Old Polish Republic" at the Jagiellonian University in 1986 (60 mins.).

Tuesday, 27 September, 6:00 p.m.

Andrzej Wajda's "Dybuk" in Tel-Aviv
- Andrzej Wajda, Krystyna Zachwatowicz, and Avishay Hadari talking about the performance staged in the Habima National Theatre in 1988.

Wednesday, 28 September, 6:00 p.m.

Faces of Dynów (Twarze Dynowa)
- Opening of the Paintings and History Exhibition by Nina Talbot (USA), dedicated to the pre-war Jews of Dynów.
Introduction by Prof. Wacław Wierzbieniec (University of Rzeszów).

Thursday, 29 September, 6:00 p.m.

Masters and Friends
- Meeting with composer Prof. Krzysztof Meyer, with presentation of his book under the same title, published by the PWM Polish Music Publishers. Marek Szlezer (piano) will play selected pieces composed by Prof. Meyer.


Sunday, 2 October, 7:00 p.m.**

Rosz Haszana Evening, with the participation of Rabbi Tani Segal.

Wednesday, 5 October, 6:00 p.m.

Kielce Pogrom (1946-2016)
What we Know about the Kielce Pogrom 70 Years After

- Lecture by Prof. Bożena Szaynok.

Thursday, 6 October, 6:00 p.m.

Kielce Pogrom (1946-2016)
Planty 7/9

- Documentary by Michał Jaskulski and Lawrence Loewinger, 126 mins., 2016

Sunday, 9 October, 6:00 p.m.**

performed by the students of the Pro Musica Bona Foundation.

Monday, 10 October, 6:00 p.m.

Kielce Pogrom (1946-2016)
Remembrance and Compassion

- Meeting with Bogdan Białek,Presiden of the Jan Karski Association in Kielce.

Thursday,13 October, 6:00 p.m.

Poles, Jews, Occupation
- Presentation of the recent book by the late Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski, published by the ZNAK Publishing House in 2016, with the participation of Maciej Gablankowski.

Friday, 14 October, 6:00 p.m.

Polish Lawyers in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp (1940-1945)
- Meeting with Prof. Piotr Kruszyński and Dr. Jerzy Dębski, with presentation of the Biographic Dictionary, published by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and the Bar Research Centre of the Polish Bar Council 2016.

Wednesday, 19 October, 6:00 p.m.

A Non-Jewish Jew: Jewish Identities and Associated Issues
- Lecture by Dr. Uri Huppert, a lawyer from Jerusalem.

Thursday, 20 October, 6:00 p.m.

I am the Jew of "The Wedding" by Stanisław Wyspiański
- Film version of the cult performance based on the work by Roman Brandstaetter, with the participation of Jerzy Nowak, Tadeusz Malak, and Lesław Lec.

Saturday, 22 October, 11.00 a.m.

Book Auction (118)
- organized by the Rara Avis Antiquarian Bookstore

Monday, 24 October, 6:00 p.m.

God has One Face
- Opening of an Exhibition by Béla Faragó from Nürnberg, organized jointly by the International Youth Meeting Centre in O¶więcim and the Destillarta Gallery in Nürnberg.

Wednesday, 26 October, 6:00 p.m.

The Polish October 1956
- Meeting with Prof. Wiesław Władyka (Polityka weekly).

Thursday, 27 October, 6:00 p.m.

Strangers as Threat. An Image of the Jew in Poland
- Meeting with Prof. Joanna Beata Michlic (The University of Bristol), with the presentation of her book under the same title.
The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Paweł ¦piewak.

Friday, 28 October, 6:00 p.m.

Israel and Her Challenges
- Meeting with Meier Shalev, an Israeli writer, with the promotion of his book entitled The Russian Romance, published by the Marginesy Publishers in 2016.

Thursday, 3 November, 6:00 p.m.

Reflections on the Rule of Law
- Meeting with Dr. Adam Bodnar, Polish Ombudsman.

Monday, 7 November, 6:00 p.m.

Mental Health and Civic Society
- Lecture by Dr. Andrzej Cechnicki.

Wednesday, 9 November, 6:00 p.m.

Labyrinth of Lies (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens)
- Screening of the German feature film by Guilio Ricciarelli (2014, with Polish subtitles).

Monday, 14 November, 6:00 p.m.

The Tragedy of the Ulms family of Markowa
- Meeting with Dr. Mateusz Szpytma, with the promotion of the book entitled The Righteous and their World, Second Edition, Kraków 2015.

Wednesday, 16 November, 6:00 p.m.

Grains and Blood, The Drama of the Christians in the Middle East
- Meeting with Dariusz Rosiak, with the promotion of his book, published by the Czarne Publishing House in 2016.

Thursday, 17 November, 6:00 p.m.

That's what I Remember
- Meeting with Lucyna Tychowa and Prof. Andrzej Romanowski, with the presentation of the book entitled Yes, I am a Daughter of Jakub Berman, Universitas Publishing House (2016).

Monday, 21 November, 6:00 p.m.

Jewish Traditional Medicine
- Lecture by Dr. Marek Tuszewicki, with the promotion of his book on the topic.

Tuesday, 22 November, 6:00 p.m.

Reflections on the Rule of Law
- Lecture by Jerzy Stępień, former Chairman of the Constitutional Tribunal.

Sunday, 27 November, 6:00 p.m.*

The 23rd Anniversary of the Opening of the Center for Jewish Culture.
A Concert by the KROKE Ensemble, featuring
Tomasz Kukurba (viola, violin),
Jerzy Bawoł (accordion),
and Tomasz Lato (double bass).

Monday, 28 November, 6:00 p.m.

1945, War and Peace
- Meeting with Magdalena Grzebałkowska, with the promotion of her book under the same title, published by the Agora Publishers in 2015.

Tuesday, 29 November, 6:00 p.m.

Poles and Jews: The Evolution of the Polish Identity
- Presentation of the debate recorded in Warsaw in November 2014.

* ticketed admission
** ticketed and by invitation

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