New Jewish Year 5778 – Rosh Hashanah in Lower Silesia


On behalf of the Cukunft Jewish Association, Socio-Cultural Association of Jews in Poland (TSKZ) and Rutika Synagogue,  this Autumn we would like to invite you for the unique Jewish experience related to the Rosh Hashanah 5778 and the High Holidays in Lower Silesia (Poland).

In September and October we will coorganize 5 events in Wroclaw, Dzierzoniow, Zary, Walbrzych and Tel Aviv.


8 Sept 2017 – workshops of baking Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) bread and challot – Wroclaw – EWST – 14:00-17:00

22 Sept 2017 – Tel Aviv – Selihot -cooperation with Brit Yacobi and  Halal Panui

22-23 Sept 2017 – Jewish Culture Days in Dzierzoniow

22 September 2017 Rutika Synagogue

16:00-16:30 Jewish and Israeli Dances

16:30-17:30 Jewish New Year 5778 – official opening with music and kosher Israeli wine

16:30-17:30 Rutika synagogue sighseeing with Jewish music

17:30-18:00- Jews in Sowie Mountains – meeting with Adam Lizakowski

18:00-19:00 – 142 Years of Ruika synagogues from the artist’s perspective – exhibition of Marian Wodkiewicz’s painting.

19:00-20100 New Year Lottery with painting of Marian Wodkiewicz and kosher Israeli wine

22 September 2017 DOK

19:00-20:00 Jewish women painted with oranges. Exhibition od Aleksander Gierymski

20:00 We Jews from Breslau – film

23 September 2017 Rutika Synagogue

11:00-12:00 Signseeing of the synagogue

12:00-13:00 Jewish Reichenbach in years 30. XX century – lecture of Ruth Geall (London)

13:00-14:00 – New historical doscoveries – Jewish Dzierzoniow after WWII – lecture of Dorin and Rafael Blau

23 September 2017 DOK

16:00-17:00 Jews from Breslau.Jews from Wroclaw about Jewish life from Lower Silesia – exhibit of Cukunft in Polish/English

16:00-17:00 – Rosh Hashanah and other High Holidays – Aleksandra Wilczura, Jan Kirschenbaum (Cukunft)

17:00-18:00 Jewish poets in Polish literature – Sebastian Runowicz

Jewish Settlement in Dzierzoniow in late 40ties of XXcentury – Anna Gruzlewska

19:30  Rosh Hashanah Klezmer Music Concert – Klezmerado band

24 Sept 2017 – Rosh Hashanah 5778 in TSKZ Zary – Rosh Hashanah celebrations, concert of Reifer Sisters

7 Oct 2017 – Lower Silesian Festival of the Jewish Culture – Walbrzych

-12:00 exhibition – Zukunft:Cukunft – Jews from Breslau, Jews from Wrocław – Jan Kirschenbaum,

– 12:00-15:00 lectures, workshops,

– 15:00 Rosh Hashana cooking workshops with degustation,

– 16:00 painting of Rosh Hashanah plates,

– 17:00 theatrical workshops and etudes,

– 18:45 Havdalah in Stara Kopalnia,

19:00 Concert of Klezmer Music – Klezmerado Band,

19:45 Rosh Hashanah Seder – Aleksandra Wilczura (Cukunft), Sabina Chrapek (TSKZ Walbrzych).

Cukunft’s Jewish New Year 5778 project was designed in cooperation with EWST in Wroclaw, TSKZ Dzierzoniow, TSKZ Zary, TSKZ Walbrzych and HALAL PANUI-FREE SPACE (Israel) – the initiative devoted to the cultural restoration of abandoned synagogues in Tel Aviv.

We would be delighted if you could join us in Poland and Israel this Autumn.

To wydarzenie zostało zrealizowane dzięki programowi Grassroots  Events  Fundacji Rodziny Charlesa i Lynn Schusterman / This event was made possible through the Charles and  Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation’s Grassroots  Events program.


Cukunft Jewish Association

Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce – TSKŻ Oddział Wałbrzych

Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce – TSKŻ Oddział Dzierżoniów

Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce – TSKŻ Oddział Żary

Stowarzyszenie Polska-Izrael

Stara Kopalnia


Lower Silesian Voivode

President of Walbrzych City

Mayor of Żary City


Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation

Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden



Socio-Cultural Asslciation of Jews in Poland – TSKZ

Beitenu Chaj Foundation – Rutika Synagogue

Jewish Community of Wroclaw

Halal Panui – Free Space

Słowo Żydowskie

Studia Bliskowschodnie



חלל פנוי דף מידע










HALAL PANUI – FREE SPACE  is a cultural AND educational project establishing a platform for alternative Jewish culture in Tel Aviv (Israel). The project creates cultural and art events in abandoned Tel Avivi synagogues by bringing them to life by telling the stories of the former synagogue communities. The purpose of the HALAL PANUI-FREE SPACE project is to go deeply into the connections between past and present, the sacred and the profane, God who separated himself from the phiscal world and a human being. The main goal of a project is to establish a connection between two public spaces – the Tel Aviv city as such and abandoned synagogues with vivid nightlife centers that are close to each other physically but separated culturally.


CUKUNFT JEWISH ASSOCIATION – is a non-profit NGO founded in Wroclaw, Poland in 2014 by a group of Polish Jews with a purpose of educating and integrating people of Jewish origin within Polish and European civil society as well as combating antisemitism, xenophobia and all forms of social exclusion.

CUKUNFT(means ‘Future’ in Yiddish) envisages a two-fold path of development for itself. Its primary goal is to support the growth of pluralistic and inclusive Jewish community in Poland. Cukunft runs its projects which aim at integrating and activating the local secular Jewish community (mainly Jews not associated within any Jewish organization and their families) such as ‘Wandering Shabbats’ teaching how to celebrate Jewish holidays at home, Hasmonea Jewish Sports Club, Jewish Cultural Club, FARIDA project empowering Jewish female leaders and women and Jewish culture festivals.

CUKUNFT’s main goal is marking the contemporary Jewish presence in Poland, combating antisemitism, promoting notions of diversity and inclusivity through Jewish values, activism, art and education.

Discussion2 Comments

  1. Thank you for invitation. I’d be delighted to join. Please advise what practical steps are to be undertaken. Any registration, etc.?

    • Aleksandra Wliczura

      Dear Galina,
      Priviet. There is no registration or fee needed. Just come. Everyone is welcome. These are open for public cultural events – so we are expecting approximetly 300-1000 guests and participants from Poland and Germany. 10 representatives of the Jewish Community in Frankfurt /Oder are coming too.
      If you need invitation for visa purposes – please let us know in advance. Вы также можете написать на русском языке (
      С уважением, Aleksandra Wilczura

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