Annual Purim Ball

Join us for exclusive Purim Ball that raise vital funds for the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. These festive events are not to be missed.

The 35th Annual Purim Ball will take place WEDNESDAY, FEBRAURY 24, 2021, at 7:30 PM EST. This year’s ball will be a virtual gala.

HONOREES
Shari and Jeff Aronson
Jonathan Horowitz

MAYER SULZBERGER AWARD
The Jewish Museum’s Essential Staff

CO-CHAIRS
Meg and Bennett Goodman
Stacey and Curtis Lane
Nancy and Morris W. Offit
Tracey and Robert Pruzan
Harriet and Leonard Schleifer

For information, please contact Melissa Mundy at PurimBall@dsconsultinggroup.com.

Holiday of Holidays

The Holiday of Holidays Festival will run for its 27th year in Haifa, city of religions, cultures, food, and views.

The festival is an initiative of Beit Ha’Gefen – Arab-Jewish Cultural Center, and the Haifa Municipality, which was founded in 1993 and takes place in Beit Ha’Gefen and Wadi Nisnas and the German Colony in Haifa.

The aim of the festival is to promote and foster tolerance and mutual respect through culture and art.

The festival presents art exhibitions, artist meetings, and various performances with an emphasis on cultural diversity in Haifa and Israel.

The works are displayed both in the public space – the alleys of the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood coming to the German Colony, Haifa, and in the Beit Hagefen Gallery and this year also on billboards throughout the Hadar neighborhood – a special exhibition by Haifa artists!

This year we will celebrate together from 10-20 December – and due to this year’s unique circumstances we will have most of our events On Line.

The Holiday of Holidays festival is the culmination of the year of activity at Beit Ha’Gefen, and is designed in the spirit of the values of Beit Ha’Gefen.
Our activities are based on the belief that interpersonal acquaintance and encounter with another culture, its stories, cultural and spiritual assets, are important for breaking down barriers and building trust between different nationalities, ethnic and religious groups in Haifa and Israel.

Photo credit: Shaula Haitner Pikiwiki Israel

TISH Jewish Food Festival

Third edition of the TISH* Jewish Food Festival is going to be unique: it will be held both in-person and online, with audiences all across Poland and the globe in mind. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews invited famous chefs and renowned culinary experts from the United States, Poland and Israel to join in debates on Jewish food, to discover its history together and also to learn how to prepare it. ‘CLOSENESS’ is the key word of this year’s TISH Festival edition.

The experience of the past few months of the pandemic and the need to keep two-metre distance from another human being made us rethink the meaning of the word “close.” TISH Jewish Food Festival provides an opportunity to build a community, despite physical distance, and to seek things—such as food—which bring us all together. Yet again, we will point to close links between Polish and Jewish cuisine, and to the ways they permeate and inspire each other. POLIN Museum also invites you to explore the history of the area it is located in by touring the current temporary exhibition titled Here Is Muranów. For “closeness” may also refer to being part of one’s local environment and immediate neighbourhood.

POLIN Museum has planned various activities for the five Festival days: cooking together without the need to leave your home, sharing family stories connected to food, embroidering a unique Festival tablecloth together at the Museum as well as culinary walks through old Jewish Warsaw where languages, flavours and fragrances intermingled. Festival guests will find out what dishes they could fix based on a pre-war Yiddish cookbook and they will realise that barley and pasta actually go well together. During workshops, children and their parents will learn how to make a Shabbat challah and will find out why a tree growing sweet yellow fruit has become a protagonist of a book. POLIN Museum also invites you to join in decorating a sukkah—a traditional hut erected each year in front of the Museum building to celebrate the joyous Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Jewish Krakow Festival Online

One of the oldest and largest Jewish Culture festivals in the world, presenting contemporary Jewish culture from Israel and Diaspora, held in beautiful venues of Krakow’s Jewish district of Kazimierz. Now watch recorded videos online!

Sephardi Music Festival Online

Sephardic Music Festival’s goal is unifying people through culture and education, celebrating diversity and common ground. By way of this work, we put forth a public Jewish face to multi-cultural, inter-faith, creative, and collaborative bridge-building.

The Sephardic Music Festival showcases the remarkable diversity that exists within the Jewish community. One of the music groups to perform in previous years was the Ancient Groove, which aspires to bring new life to the music’s world. The music of Ancient Groove seeks connection between the canonical songs of the Sephardic and Jewish music and theirs musical origins in the various cultures of the Mediterranean. With a vision that throws its from his original context and plant them in a new musical world. It’s music maintains a balance between complexity and expression of emotions

Great Big Jewish Food Fest Online

The archives of the Great Big Jewish Food Fest, contains recorded festival sessions and more from the 10-day festival by and for people who love Jewish food.

European Days of Jewish Culture

The AEPJ has promoted, together with the network of participating institutions, an edition that will be based on new technologies and the digital world, giving the opportunity to reach a wider audience worldwide. In this way, for the first time in 20 years, on the opening day of the Festival, an eight-hour online program will be held, open to the entire public, where conferences, interviews, concerts and videos on European Jewish heritage will take place, offering a unique look, from the inside, at the history and Jewish communities of a large number of European participating countries. We will connect live with Luxembourg, Barcelona, Jerusalem, Paris and Oxford.

Israel Storytelling Festival

Since 1993, Givatayim holds one of the most attractive festivals – Israel Storytelling Festival. The festival was established and is managed by the writer and theater person Yossi Alfi.

Every year in the intermediate days between the first and last days of Sukkot (Hol Hamoed), Yossi gathers the best story tellers to share their personal stories with the audience.

In a continuity of meetings during seven days, numerous stories driven from the social and cultural day to day life in Israel are told.

Jewish American Heritage Month

Every year, by Presidential Proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society.

Each year, this national celebration shows the ways in which this history deserves our collective attention, pride, and recognition.

 

 

Haifa Wine Festival

The Haifa Wine Festival is the largest wine festival to take place in the north, featuring wine, champagne tastings, food stalls offering cheese and deli selections, as well as live music. The event will showcase some 30 local winemakers and serves to promote the local community and wine culture in northern Israel.

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