Summer weather is here (if not the official calendar summer...). That means it’s festival time, and Jewish culture, film, music and other festivals are happening all over Europe. There's music, exhibits, talks, performance, workshops, books, you name it. Many of the festivals focus on or take place in old Jewish quarters, and many of them featuring guided tours of synagogues, Jewish cemeteries and other Jewish heritage sites.
I maintain a one-page list of festivals over at my Jewish Heritage Travel blog, with links to web sites and programs.
So far, I've listed about two dozen -- some of which have already taken place — but that by no means includes everything out there, so please let me know about upcoming festivals and festival events so that we can include them.
And here are the festivals, with their links, that I've listed so far -- keep checking the Jewish Heritage Travel web site for more
ALL OVER EUROPE -- September 14 -- 15th European Day of Jewish Culture (This year's theme -- Women in Judaism)
May 18-27 -- Vienna -- Jewish Culture Festival
June 5-9 -- Copenhagen -- Jewish Culture Festival
June 10-26 -- Paris -- 10th Aimer Festival of Jewish Cultures
March 30-April 13 -- Berlin & Potsdam -- Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam
July 19-August 16 -- Weimar -- Yiddish Summer Weimar
August 5-9 -- Weimar -- YSW Festival Week
June 8 -- Budapest -- 7th Judafest Jewish street and gastronomic festival
May 29-June 1 -- Rome -- European Jewish Choir Festival
September 13-16 -- Milan -- Jewish and the City festival
April 30 - May 4 -- Leeuwarden -- Jiddisch Festival
September 13-16 -- Amsterdam -- International Jewish Music Festival and Competition
March 18-21 -- Szczeczin -- Adlojada Days of Jewish Culture
April 22-27 -- Warsaw -- Jewish Motifs Film Festival
May 10-11 -- Poznan -- 2nd Jewish Street Festival
May 22-25 -- Warsaw -- 5th New Jewish Music Festival
May 25-28 -- Warsaw -- 17th Jewish Book Days festival
June 6-10 -- Wroclaw -- 16th Simcha Jewish Culture Festival
June 7 -- Krakow -- 7@Nite festival (Night of the Synagogues)
June 27-July 6 -- Krakow -- Jewish Culture Festival
May 20-25 -- Oviedo -- Israel Week
May 15-19 -- L'viv -- Days of Yiddish in L'viv
May 26-30 -- Drohobycz -- Bruno Schulz Festival
March 28-20 -- Youlgreave (near Matlock) Derbyshire -- KlezNorth
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