May 15, 2012
Seven Krakow synagogues to open—for one night
Seven historic synagogues in Krakow that are closed for most of the year will open for one night.
The synagogues will open June 2 as part of the the second annual 7@nite-Synagogues By Night, an evening of exhibitions, music concerts and fashion shows by young artists from Poland and around the world.
The free event is sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, JCC Krakow and the Krakow Jewish community.
Among its highlights, Geva Alon, an Israeli singer and songwriter, will play with his band in Tempel Synagogue in his first concert in Poland.
At the Kupa Synagogue, Piotr Kulisiewicz of the Warsaw Jewish community will exhibit his posters from important Jewish events. At the Remuh Synagogue, Slawomir Pastuszka will show his exhibition about Jewish architecture.
The Old Synagogue will host a fashion show titled “Jewish Dress Code,” while “In Motion,” a multimedia trip around the world, will be shown at the High Synagogue.
At the Izaak Synagogue, Majk Hercberg will show his handmade mezuzahs. At the Popper Synagogue, guests will decorate a model of the synagogue.
The Galicia Museum will feature a concert by Jacek Kabzinski, as well as Israeli folk dancing.
The JCC will be open for meals or to meet with local rabbis.
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