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  • EU as a new congregation. Messages from Italian artist in Šamorín, Slovakia.

    Dana Addadi

    July 15, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    The run down former synagogue of Šamorín, Slovakia was turned into a center for contemporary art in 1996 by Csaba an Suzzan Kiss, hosting mainly site-specific exhibitions with strong affiliation towards cross-sectional inter-cultural corporations.

    Italian artist Marco Bernardi... read on

  • Today in Srebrenica. Commemoration the anniversary of the massacre

    Olja Andrynowska

    July 11, 2012 | 5:07 am

    Podrinje, known in English as the Drina Valley, is a region of Bosnia and Herzegovina which looks like it could be taken from a postcard. But the most famous, or rather infamous, images from the region are “Postcards from the Grave” (a Srebrenica survivor’s story written by Emir... read on

  • Journal of Volunteer. Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow 4-5.07.2012

    Katarzyna Odrzywołek

    July 11, 2012 | 3:07 am

    5.07.2012 Day 6

    My wake up process on the Thursday morning was too early and definitely too loud.

    The municipal service, contrastingly, contributed to order and cleanliness of our beautiful city. “Sleeping beauty” Katarzyna sprang to her feet. Exactly at 10 o’clock I arrived... read on

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  • ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’

    Linda Katz

    July 11, 2012 | 3:04 am

    Beauty is all around us and just because we seek it doesn’t mean we see it. The key is in the definition (of beauty) and the hope and expectation: ‘I’ll know it when I see it’.

    There is so much pressure and unrealistic expectations of beauty because of fashion magazines and the... read on

  • Journal of Volunteer. Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow 4.07.2012

    By Klaudia Klimek

    July 8, 2012 | 9:52 am

    During the Festival, everyone will find something for themselves, even kids. Parents can organise time for their kids in a nice way by enrolling them to workshops. Children learn most quickly through playing, which I experienced during yesterday’s workshop. Its theme was related to... read on

  • Journal of Volunteer. Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow 2.07.2012

    Katarzyna Odrzywołek

    July 8, 2012 | 9:49 am

    During the day, each volunteer is on a 3-hour call duty. This is when they are to be most available within the Festival Office.There are three golden rules that apply to this responsibility: first of all a clear mind. Secondly, a turned on mobile phone. And, last but not least, 10... read on

  • Journal of Volunteer. Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow 1.07.2012 Day 2

    Katarzyna Odrzywołek

    July 4, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    On June 1st, I woke up in my quasi new apartment surrounded by boxes and luggage. I didn’t even think about unpacking because at 8:45AM I had to be ready and steady at the Jewish Culture Centre. Today I accompanied a group visiting Synagogues. On every street of Kazimierz there... read on

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Jews visiting Central & Eastern Europe frequently come with stereotypes and prejudices about the region.  In particular, group heritage and education tours for young Jews...

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