Exhibition “History of the Sephardim, Conversos and their descendants

This exhibition is organised by the European Centre for Judaism, in partnership with the ANU Museum in Tel Aviv and the Institute for Marrano Research. It presents the astonishing and very diverse journey of the Jews since the Inquisition. But also the efforts made by the Marranos to keep a Jewish presence in their homes, creating habits over time when the objects and witnesses of those times were no longer present. Like these descendants praying to a mysterious Saint Esther, a habit of kissing the corner of the door without knowing why… The exhibition also allows visitors to (re)discover the Jewish history of Spain since Roman times and the glory of the Andalusian Golden Age, the participation of the Jews in the economic and cultural development of Spain and other great pages of history.

European Jewish Center, place de Jérusalem, 75017 Paris


Until November 6, 2022

The exhibition traces the origin of the publication of Anne Frank’s famous book. Motivated by the desire to share the story of his murdered daughter, the family hidden in Holland, and the other family members killed during the Holocaust, Otto Frank settled in the city of Basel after the war. From there he began to bring to light the writings of his daughter Anne in a message of hope for humanity.

Swiss National Museum


Until the end of 2023

Numerous objects are on display at the Swiss Jewish Museum to introduce the public to Jewish culture. Objects from many eras, such as a ring from Antiquity, manuscripts from the Middle Ages, books from modern times, household objects from the 19th century, political documents relating to the struggle for equal rights or to Zionist congresses, or things that belonged to refugees during the war or to contemporary Jewish Swiss citizens… All these objects trace the country’s strong and ancient link with Judaism

Swiss Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum in Stockholm was born out of a desire to preserve the traces of Jewish life after the Holocaust. In search of personal stories and objects illustrating Swedish Jewish life. This exhibition focuses on the approach to the subject of the Shoah, especially today. Among the objects presented are a theatrical program, a flag from the Hechalutz movement, children’s newspapers and gifts given to doctors who treated Holocaust survivors.

Jewish Museum Stockholm


October 20, 2022

This concert, presented at the Maisel Synagogue, brings together four great Czech chamber musicians: on violin, Silvie Hessová, Martina Bačová and Věra Binarová, on cello Hana Baborákova Shabuová. They will perform a classic, but also contemporary pieces that reflect the life and work of the Austrian Jewish violinist Alma Rosé (1906-1944). The concert is organized with the financial support of the German Embassy in Prague.

Maisel Synagogue


Until October 13, 2022

The exhibition presents the work of Mieczyslaw Wejman, who was a painter and rector of the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. This artist was a painter and rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. His work, created in 1943 and 1944, deals with the deportation of Jews, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the Warsaw Uprising a year later. It is a very important document of Polish cultural heritage relating to the war and the atrocities committed.

Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute


From February 24 to November 20, 2023

This exhibition, organized by Barbara Engelking, Zuzanna Schnepf-Kołacz, and Agata Polak for the Polin Museum in coordination with the Holocaust Research Center, commemorates 80 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. When its prisoners took up arms against the Nazis and resisted their assaults for weeks. It will show the daily life in the bunkers, the anguish and testimonies of solidarity. But it will also deal with the contemporary question of our behavior in the face of the danger of death and our ability to resist evil. With testimonies of survivors.

Polin Museum


This exhibition is dedicated to the Ores family’s connection to Poland over three generations, particularly through photography. Beginning with Richard, who, as his daughter Michelle recounted, hid his photos from the Krakow ghetto in glass pickle cans. Deported to three different concentration camps, he was the only survivor of his family. While studying medicine in New York City, where he settled, he kept in touch with many friends in Krakow. He organized fundraisers for a clinic in his hometown and for the preservation of local Jewish cultural heritage. A strong bond perpetuated by his descendants.

Jewish Museum of Galicia

Until December 31, 2022

Equipped with a VR headset, children will be able to embark with Eden on a magical journey to discover what the Golden Rule is based on. The Golden Rule has been shared by many cultures for thousands of years and was summarized by Rabbi Hillel as follows: Do not do to others what you would not wish them to do to you. Characters such as the Bedouin girl Mahara or Robbie the Robot (named after an Asimov character) accompany the children on their journey. This very original exhibition was created by Abner Preis and adapted by Bibi Dumon Tak

Jewish Museum Amsterdam


Until October 30, 2022

Many artists, including Manet, Morisot, Cassatt and Whistler, were inspired by Rembrandt to make their engravings, and the exhibition presents their works alongside those of the Dutch master. Thus, in the 1850s, they allowed a renaissance of prints, and through this intermediary a rediscovery and revival of the work of Rembrandt. But also that allowed in the 19th century to many women artists to make a name and a reputation by devoting themselves to this style. This exhibition follows a donation made to the museum by collector Neeke Fraenkel-Schoorl.

Rembrandt Museum

The exhibition traces Norwegian Jewish life on the occasion of the bicentenary of the 1814 Constitution. It presents the participation of Jews in sports activities and the joy of communion with nature and their willingness to integrate into Norwegian life. Although a small minority, Jews have been active in the country’s sports history since the beginning of the 20th century.

Jewish Museum Oslo


From September 2 to December 30, 2022

Based on an installation of paintings and sculptures by Bruce Clarke, this exhibition is situated in a current of critical figuration. The artists address issues related to the tragic consequences of war on individuals, exile and massacres, but also the capacity for resistance and resilience. The exhibition takes place at the National Museum of Resistance and Human Rights but also on the site of Thil, former annex of the concentration camp of Natzweiler-Struthof. It is punctuated by a dance performance by the Tebby Ramasike collective.

National Museum of Resistance and Human Rights


This exhibition presents the photographic works of Inta Ruka. Black and white portraits of people taken during the war or as refugees from a country at war, whether survivors of the Holocaust or refugees from Argentina, Afghanistan or Iraq, among others. This is the artist’s second exhibition devoted to war, following the one on Finnish women who were drafted in 1939. Each time the artist shares the humanity and emotions of his subjects.

Jewish Museum of Latvia


Thursday, September 15 at 5:30 pm, MEIS Garden. Meeting with Rutu Modan and inauguration of the Jewish Book Festival.

Friday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the MEIS Garden. Comic book workshop with a high school with Roberta Favia on the book “Words can do everything” by Silvia Vecchini. 10:30 a.m. via Mazzini, in collaboration with CoopAlleanza 3.0, presentation of the book “Recipe and Precepts” (ed. Giuntina, 2019) with Miriam Camerini. 12:00 pm at the MEIS Garden, meeting of the students of the Ariosto high school with Keren David, in collaboration with the Fondazione Museo della Shoah of Rome. Also at noon, comic book workshop with a high school with Roberta Favia on the book “Words can do everything” by Silvia Vecchini, Illustrations by Antonio “Sualzo” Vincenti. 5pm at the MEIS Garden, presentation of the facsimile edition of “Meshal ha-Qadmoni with the editors Monsignor Pier Francesco Fumagalli, Anna Linda Callow in dialogue with Prof. Saverio Campanini (UNIBO)

Sunday, September 18. At 11:00 a.m., guided tour by bicycle for the European Day of Jewish Culture. Giardino neighborhood. At 12:00, at the MEIS Garden, presentation of the National Library of Israel. At 3 pm, at the MEIS Garden, Images and words of Primo Levi: presentation of “A quiet star. Portrait of Primo Levi” by Pietro Scarnera (Coconino Press, 2022) and “Il chimico libertin” by Fabrizio Franceschini (Carocci, 2022). Moderator: Caterina Doglio. At 3:30 p.m., guided bike tour for the European Day of Jewish Culture – Jewish Community. At 4:30 pm, at the MEIS Garden, presentation of the new edition of “Storie naturali” (Einaudi, 2022) by Primo

Levi with Domenico Scarpa, Martina Mengoni and Walter Barberis and Marco Malvaldi. 6 pm at the MEIS Garden, presentation of the book “I Netanyahu” (Codice edizioni, 2022) with Joshua Cohen, Claudia Durastanti.


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September 17 and 18, 2022

Saturday, September 17. From 8pm: “Between the sacred and the profane”. The ghetto comes alive with music and dance. Havdalah ceremony after Shabbat, by Rav Luciano Meir Caro, in front of the synagogue. Presentation of the festival by the President of the Jewish Community Fortunato Arbib. Itinerant dances and visit to the old ghetto, organized by Laura Graziani Secchieri and Gruppo Danze Music Jam.

Sunday, September 18. From 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., conference at the synagogue, on the theme of renewal. From 4 to 7 pm: Guided tours of the synagogues

Synagogue, 95 via Mazzini and streets of the old ghetto

September 18, 2022

9:15 a.m. Guided tour of the Synagogue by Esther Nissim. 10:00 a.m. Institutional greetings by Rabbi Alfonso Arbib, the President of the EMC Walker Meghnagi, the Councillor for Culture Sara Modena, under the presentation of Davide Romano. 11:30 Presentation of the book by Georges Bensoussan “Victims in the land of heroes. The memory of the Shoah in Israel” by Niram Ferretti. 15:00 Lecture “Israel: past, present” by Niram Ferretti. 4:30 pm “The Abrahamic Accords: New horizons for dialogue” presented by Mordechai Kedar and Davide Romano. 6:00 p.m. Conference “Israel: When Agriculture Meets Innovation” with Aaron Fait, Marco Merola and Ugo Volli. 8:15 p.m. Concert of Jewish music “The Song of the Sea: A Musical Journey to the Shores of the Mediterranean” by the ensemble “Progetto Dafka” at the Menotti Theatre.

Synagogue – Via Guastalla 19, Milan

Menotti Theatre – Via Ciro Menotti 11, Milan

September 18, 2022

Sunday, September 18: 9:00 a.m. Walk in the old Jewish quarter of Palermo with the guide Chiara Utro. 10:00 a.m. at the Municipal Archives of Palermo, meeting on the theme of the European Day of Jewish Culture 2022, Renewal, with Myriam Ancona, Francesco Bonanno, Rita Calabrese, Luciana Pepi, Angela Scandaliato.

On the occasion of this day, the Municipal Archives of Palermo will host an exhibition of two Sicilian artists who have always been linked to the Jewish culture: Manlio Geraci and Vincenzo Ognibene.

Il Pitigliani Centro ebraico italiano – Via Arco de’ Tolomei 1

September 18, 2022

On the occasion of the European Day of Jewish Culture, the Jewish Museum of Rome is participating in this continental event by presenting a plaque from Ostia Antica. This plaque refers to the oldest document attesting to the regional Jewish presence and is the oldest epigraphic document of Italian Jewish history. The morning will be dedicated to a workshop for children on the theme of kosher.

Jewish Museum of Rome

From October 14 to 23, 2022

For the first time, the CDEC Foundation is participating in the Archivi Aperti (Open Archives) initiative organized by Rete Fotografia in Milan from October 14 to 23. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover some of the photographic material kept in the Foundation’s archives, accompanied by Dr. Daniela Scala, who will present the photographic heritage collected over the years, with particular attention to the work of archiving, conservation and digitization. The current issues related to the world of the image will also be discussed, both in two in-depth round tables and in most of the programmed meetings.



September 18, 2022

These festivities organized in Budapest allow visitors to learn more about Jewish life, its culture, its traditions, especially culinary, and also to deconstruct the hatred and caricatures presented about the Jews. Questions and answers, music, dance and food will enliven the day organized on Madach Square. Contemporary dilemmas and the role of women in the past and today will also be discussed.


Until Septembre 30th, 2022

In commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, several cultural facilities in Catalonia exhibit a part of their collections to reconstruct the history of the Liceu from multiple perspectives. The Museu d’Història dels Jueus exhibits the original booklet of the opera The Jewess, by the composer Fromental Halévy, premiered at the Gran Teatre del Liceu during the Carnestoltes of 1859 in its Italian version, with the title L’ebrea.

Museum of the History of the Jews


Until November 14, 2022

In connection with the commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the birth of Alfonso X “the Wise” the Museo Sefardi, a contemporary example of the multicultural life of the city of Toledo, returns to this important figure in national history. By evoking the cultural life and the place of Judaism at the time of the Spanish king, trying to understand the context and the issues of the time. The participation of the Jews in scientific, cultural and political life, as well as their relationship with the court and the local Muslim culture, and the role played by the city of Toledo in all these encounters.

Museo Sefardi


October 23, 2022

The concert at the Jewish Museum in Copenhagen brings together the great violinist Nikolai Znaider with the oboe player Henrik Goldschmidt and the accordionist Anders Singh. Together they will perform Jewish music related to the long history of Danish Jewry. Together with mezzo-soprano Idil Alpsoy. The songs are mixed with a narrative and a reflection and above all a celebration of 400 years of Jewish music in Denmark.

Danish Jewish Museum


Until December 11, 2022

The exhibition presented at the Caserne Dossin returns to the concept of “universal” associated with that of “human rights”. It shows the origin of this association, the impact on everyday life and the role of each person in this construction. A presentation in the form of a triptych, the first part of which is devoted to the shock caused by the Second World War and the Shoah, leading to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The second part deals with the different views of ancient civilizations on the issue. As for the third, it focuses on contemporary figures and approaches.

Kazerne Dossin


September 4, 2022

A guided historical tour with musical animation is proposed by the Jewish community of Geneva within the framework of the European Days of Jewish Culture. An encounter with historical characters and texts in this city near Geneva with an ancient Jewish culture. The visit is conducted under the direction of the historian Jean Plançon, the theatrical animation by the troupe Hamacom. But also a musical animation by Florian Colombet, Cedric Uriel Asseo, Robson Marcelo Correa de Morais and the songs of Rabbi François Garai and Hazan Eric Ackermann.


From September 16, 2022 to March 5, 2023

The Jewish Museum of Belgium presents the first retrospective devoted to the Brussels painter. Although Arié Mandelbaum has been exhibited in Belgium and abroad, this is the first initiative of its kind. Forty works dating from 1957 to 2016 are presented. From his expressionist beginnings to his works showing a certain fragility. Topics related to family life, the human body, but also the political commitments of 1968, the Vietnam War, the assassination of Lumumba and the memory of the Shoah, he who was a hidden child during the Second World War, are addressed.

Jewish Museum of Belgium

November 23, 2022

The lecture by Branko Aleksic, author of numerous works on the Surrealists, highlights the influence of Freud’s work on André Breton during the First World War. The surrealist came into contact with these writings when he was a doctor at the neuropsychiatric center in Saint-Dizier. Noting how Freud’s approach revolutionized brain medicine. The two men met in Vienna in 1921 and continued a regular correspondence.

Freud Museum


Until October 23, 2022

Café Arabia, which opened in 1951, was located in the center of the city on the Kohlmarkt. It revolutionized the local coffee culture by importing Italian know-how. This mythical place, which disappeared in 1999, was created by Alfred Weiss (1890-1973). This entrepreneur developed the Arabia brand and made it a success in the inter-war period. Having to flee during the Holocaust, the family returned to Vienna after the war and rebuilt the company which had been dismantled and “Aryanized”. The exhibition, organized by Apostolo and Michael Freund, looks back on this fabulous epic.

Museum Judenplatz Vienna


Until November 13, 2022

This exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Vienna examines the delicate issue of love and sexuality in Judaism. This is present from the beginning of the Bible with God’s blessing to Adam and Eve to multiply. The texts refer many times to the sexual blossoming of a couple as a condition for happiness. This presentation examines the role of the shadkhan, counselors such as Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Judaism’s perspective on contemporary LGBTQ issues. An exhibition organized by Danielle Spera, Daniela Pscheiden and Julia Windegger.

Museum Dorotheergasse Vienna


Until March 19, 2023

When asked about the creation of the Jewish museum, community leader Paul Grosz responded curtly by comparing it to the museification of Indian history and celebrated in taxidermy mode. Questioning this initial fear becomes an increasingly complex challenge in the face of the 120 Jewish museums in the world and their diversity of presentation and purpose. In particular, the meaning of Jewish culture, the different perspectives and the way of sharing it.

Jewish Museum Hohenems