Thousands visit Krakow’s seven synagogues

By JTA
June 5, 2011 20:02

KRAKOW, POLAND  -- Thousands visited Krakow's seven historic synagogues in an unprecedented event aimed to foster Jewish identity among Krakow's small Jewish community.

The event was also designed to educate non-Jewish Poles about contemporary Jewish culture.

Called "Seven at Night," the June 4 event was sponsored by the Krakow Jewish Community Center, the Joint Distribution Committee and Krakow Jewish communal organization. It started with a public Havdalah ceremony in the courtyard of the JCC, then the seven synagogues in the city's historic Jewish district, Kazimierz, were open from 10:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.


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