Night of Museums at the Galicia Jewish Museum

Night of Museums at the Galicia Jewish Museum

19.00-20.00 Kabbalat Shabbat

We would like to invite you to the Friday religious service which begins the holy day of Judaism: Shabbat. The Kabbalat Shabbat service is mainly based on singing prayers. The service will be led by Ryfka Foremniak, cantor of Or Hadasz – The Progressive Jewish Community of Krakow, accompanied by Anna Hajduk-Rynkowicz on piano.

Please note: for this event you will need a free ticket (available at the museum reception desk from May 18th).

This will be a religious service welcoming the start of Shabbat. Participants should dress respectfully; women should wear clothing that covers their shoulders, knees, and have a high neckline. If possible, men should cover their heads with a hat or cap. The community also has a limited number of kippot it can loan for the service that cover the top of the head.

20.30-22.30 “Traces of Memory: A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland” – guided tour through the permanent exhibition

20.30 Guided tour in Polish
21.00 Guided tour in Ukrainian
21.30 Guided tour in English

The permanent Galicia Jewish Museum exhibition, “Traces of Memory” is a variety of themes, motives, and topics on Polish-Jewish history and heritage. It also has many points of views and almost infinite possibilities of interpretation. We would like to invite you to get to know the concept of this exhibition and to discover “Traces of Memory” slowly and carefully in order to discuss important, and sometimes very difficult topics.

Tickets: 1 PLN

20.30-22.30 “Rock, Paper, Scissors…”. A Night Workshop Space

If you want to spend your time in a creative way and to create a unique work of art which would relate to Jewish culture, come to our workshop place. It is up to you if you will choose a workshop of traditional Jewish papercuts, Hebrew calligraphy, painting intricate patterns on stones, or combining different elements in one single work.

  • Traditional Jewish papercuts – get to know different types of papercuts and most common motives. Test your patience and precision – you can design your own papercut, or use a readymade pattern.
  • Hebrew calligraphy – find out how to write letters of the Hebrew alphabet and write down your name using a pen with a nib.
  • Decorative stones – together we will paint geometric and floral patterns referring to synagogue paintings.

Tickets: 1 PLN

20.30-1.00 The museum will be open for self-guided exhibitions. The guests will also be able to take advantage of the offers at the museum bookshop and the kosher Lauder Szancer Café.

Tickets: 1 PLN