Pardes Festival – Encounters with Jewish culture | Kazimierz Dolny / Janowiec

We invite you to participate in this year’s edition of the Pardes Festival in Kazimierz Dolny / Janowiec!

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This year’s Pardes Festival – Encounters with Jewish Culture in Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec will take place again in September, in the cozy atmosphere of late summer on the Vistula River.

The organizers invite you to participate in the rich festival program in an atmosphere of openness and friendliness towards the religious, ethnic and cultural diversity of the Lublin region and respect for Poland’s multicultural heritage.

Several decades after the tragedy of the Holocaust, the memory and knowledge of Jewish Kazimierz on the Vistula and Janowiec, the rich multicultural heritage of Lublin, a city where traditions, culture and religions of the West and the East intersect, is slowly blurring.

In the intimate setting of the cities on the Vistula, with respect for the nature, architecture and cultural landscape of the Lublin region, we meet artists and eminent experts on local history, Jewish issues and multiculturalism.

The program includes thematic walks in the Kazimierz Dolny area, a visit to the Judaica collection in the Goldsmith Art Museum (branch of the Vistula Museum), the opening of the exhibition of paper collages by Greta Grabowska “Forgotten Neighborhood – Kazimierz Portfolio”, a film evening in partnership with On Art Festival, a meeting with the author of the biography of Bolesław Leśmian.Festival guests can expect unique musical events: a concert by the Tubis Trio and the project “Signed Bajgelman: Impressions”, i.e. contemporary pieces by the outstanding Jewish composer David Bajgelman; the concert by the Niwiński Band with a special participation of Justyna Piernik is a picnic attraction in the Janowiec Open Air Museum “Pardes means Ogród / Milk, honey and wine”.

September 12, a Sunday, is the day of commemoration of the Jewish community of Janowiec. The program includes a concert for organ and harpsichord in the parish church in Janowiec.


The full program of events is available on the website: