Exhibition: All about Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The Invention of a City
Apr
7
to Nov 6

Exhibition: All about Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The Invention of a City

These days, hardly any other metropolis is being celebrated as much as Tel Aviv—as an open-minded party city, as a Mecca for startups, as “White City“ and, with more than 4000 buildings, as the “worldwide largest ensemble of Bauhaus architecture.“ Or simply as an oasis in the midst of Israel’s, Palestine’s, and the Middle East’s national and social as well as religious and violent conflicts.

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Exhibition: Arik Brauer. All of My Arts
Apr
30
to Oct 20

Exhibition: Arik Brauer. All of My Arts

“I’ve always been a painter,” is the reply Arik Brauer gives when asked about how he found his way to art. Whereby in his case it is better to speak of the arts: Painting, architecture, music, dance, sculpture and poetry are just some of the areas in which he has successfully used his versatile talents. From the carefree childhood abruptly ended by National Socialism to the murder of his father in the Holocaust, through the study years at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he co-founded the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, his journeys by bicycle through Europe and Africa, the Parisian years with his wife Naomi—a Yemeni woman born in Israel, whose father was Theodor Herzl’s coachman in Palestine—, all the way to the return to Vienna with his family, where he became one of the pioneers of Austropop, championed environmental protection, and had an apartment house built according to his plans.

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Exhibition: Three with a Pen: Lily Renée, Bil Spira, and Paul Peter Porge
May
8
to Nov 15

Exhibition: Three with a Pen: Lily Renée, Bil Spira, and Paul Peter Porge

The three artists in “Three with a Pen” shared the same fate. They all grew up as Jewish children in Vienna, had to leave their home after the “Anschluss,” the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany, and became successful elsewhere. They used their pens as tools for survival but also as sometimes trenchant weapons.The three artists in “Three with a Pen” shared the same fate. They all grew up as Jewish children in Vienna, had to leave their home after the “Anschluss,” the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany, and became successful elsewhere. They used their pens as tools for survival but also as sometimes trenchant weapons.

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Exhibition: Café As. The Survival of Simon Wiesenthal
May
29
to Nov 24

Exhibition: Café As. The Survival of Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal is known to this day as the person who dedicated his life to seeking justice for the victims of the Shoah and as the man who tracked down Adolf Eichmann. Before the occupation of Poland and his persecution by the Nazis, Wiesenthal worked as an architect. During his detention at the Mauthausen concentration camp, he met the Polish coffee merchant Edmund Staniszewski, who secretly supplied him with bread for survival. Staniszewski wanted to open a coffee house in Poznan after the war and asked Simon Wiesenthal to design “Café As” (“Café Ace”).

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Nov
6
to Mar 8

Exhibition: The Hare with Amber Eyes. The Story of the Ephrussi family

Things and the stories that tell about the people who once collected them, held them in their hands, passed them on and found them again are the focus of the exhibition at the Jewish Museum Vienna. It examines the fate of the Ephrussi family, who originated from Russia, and their voluntary and involuntary travels between Russia, Austria, France, Great Britain, Spain, the USA, Mexico, Japan and other countries.Things and the stories that tell about the people who once collected them, held them in their hands, passed them on and found them again are the focus of the exhibition at the Jewish Museum Vienna. It examines the fate of the Ephrussi family, who originated from Russia, and their voluntary and involuntary travels between Russia, Austria, France, Great Britain, Spain, the USA, Mexico, Japan and other countries.

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Dec
4
to May 1

Exhibition: Meeting Point Café Palmhof

Café Palmhof was located at Mariahilferstrasse 135 in Vienna’s 15th district and operated from 1919 by Otto Pollak (1894–1978) and his brother Karl (1889–1943). The two brothers made Café Palmhof a popular Viennese meeting place. During the day it was run as a coffee house, while concerts, dances and social events, such as the 1933 Miss Vienna Contest, took place in the evenings. Many of the musicians performing in Café Palmhof are forgotten today, but were stars back then.

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History in Stories: Points of Flight – Moving Life Stories between Europe and the Middle East
Mar
20
4:00 PM16:00

History in Stories: Points of Flight – Moving Life Stories between Europe and the Middle East

This new teaching material from erinnern.at presents life stories with flight and migration experiences in an exemplary way. The focus here is on the intertwining of German and Austrian history with the history of the Arab-Jewish Middle East. For this purpose, seven life stories were compiled and didactically developed through six learning modules in order to make history accessible through biographies from an individual point of view and to discuss structural-historical and political processes, identity images and different narratives.

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     Limmud is the celebration of Jewish diversity and learning.  We welcome people of all cultures, religions and political persuasions. This full-day event begins with brunch and closes with a vibrant and varied concert. Throughout the day, you can attend thought-provoking presentations, engage in lively discussions, participate in creative workshops, play chess with champions, and groove to live music. Sessions will be held in German or in English. The breaks provide opportunities to exchange ideas and enjoy delicious food. Limmud’s ambiance of mutual respect nurtures deeper understanding of the multifaceted Jewish life in Vienna.  Limmud (which means ‘learning’ in Hebrew) originated in the United Kingdom, where it started over 30 years ago as a small conference. Since then, the movement has grown, flourished and expanded, now embracing more than 90 Limmud communities worldwide.  What to Expect  10:00 – 11:00 ……………………………… Registration & Breakfast  11:00 – 19:00 …………………………………………. Official Program    3-5 sessions per hour    pop-up concerts & chess cafe    Limmud lounge full of surprises    Pakistani food1    19:30 – 21:00 …………………………………………………… Concerts    Stadttempelchor with Shmuel Barzilai    Klezmer Reloaded Concert    For more details and program visit:  https://www.limmudwien.org/   Source: https://www.ikg-wien.at/event/30365/?lang=en/
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

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Limmud is the celebration of Jewish diversity and learning. We welcome people of all cultures, religions and political persuasions. This full-day event begins with brunch and closes with a vibrant and varied concert. Throughout the day, you can attend thought-provoking presentations, engage in lively discussions, participate in creative workshops, play chess with champions, and groove to live music.

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Exhibition: Kurt Klagsbrunn
Dec
5
to May 12

Exhibition: Kurt Klagsbrunn

Kurt Klagsbrunn (1918–2005) was born 100 years ago in Floridsdorf. The son of a coal merchant and soccer official began studying medicine in Vienna before fleeing via Portugal to Brazil, where he turned his passion for photography into a career. The photographs that his nephew Victor Klagsbrunn has now donated to the Jewish Museum Vienna provide an insight into a dedicated and integrated Viennese Jewish suburban family who were forced to flee in 1938. Moreover, the exhibition presents an important, new visual addition to Viennese Jewish everyday history.

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Yiddish Culture Festival Vienna 2018
Nov
29
to Dec 17

Yiddish Culture Festival Vienna 2018

Events of the festival at a glance:

25.11.2018 Preview | Hanukkah - lights, latkes, songs
29.11.2018 Opening Gala | A Bissele Mazl
03.12.2018 Concert / Reading | On the way in Tel Aviv
06.12.2018 Concert / Reading | Vienna, Berlin and Yiddish Tango
09.12.2018 Concert / Reading | Gefilte Fish
12.12.2018 Concert / Reading | Scholem Alejchem, Reb Chaim!
13.12.2018 Graduation Gala | Swingin 'Hanukkah

Detailed information at the source!

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Exhibition: Kabbalah
Oct
31
to Mar 3

Exhibition: Kabbalah

The joint exhibition of the Jewish Museum Vienna and the Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam will explore Kabbalah in its widest sense: its historical developments including classical Kabbalah, early Jewish mysticism, practical Kabbalah and magic, as well as its modern offshoots in art and popular culture. The exhibition follows the traces and impacts the Kabbalah left in all forms of modern art (painting, sculpture and design), literature, film and music (classical, popular).

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Our City – Composed!
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Our City – Composed!

On Sunday afternoons, young visitors and those who accompany them can take part in a lot of activities at the current temporary exhibitions of the Jewish Museum. This particular Sunday is all about the famous conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein and his love for “Vanillekipferl”, small crescent-shaped biscuits made with almond pastry and sprinkled with vanilla sugar.

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Exhibition: Leonard Bernstein. A New Yorker in Vienna
Oct
17
to Apr 18

Exhibition: Leonard Bernstein. A New Yorker in Vienna

Leonard Bernstein, who was introduced to music in the synagogue of his childhood in Boston, studied at Harvard, and was based in New York, had a lifelong relationship with Vienna. From 1966 until his death in 1990 he returned on several occasions to work above all with the Vienna Philharmonic. As a Jew, Bernstein had an ambivalent relationship to this city.

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It's movie time: "Back To The Fatherland"
Oct
12
to Oct 23

It's movie time: "Back To The Fatherland"

“Back To The Fatherland” is the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck somewhere else. A universal tale in today’s globalized world, weren’t these young women and men moving from Israel to the countries where their families were persecuted and killed less than a century ago, Germany and Austria.

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ORF Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums)
Oct
6
to Oct 7

ORF Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums)

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, this year’s "ORF Long Night of Museums" takes place throughout Austria. Around 700 museums and galleries, among them the Museum Judenplatz and Museum Dorotheergasse, are involved this year and opening their doors to culturally interested revelers from 6 pm to 1 am. In addition to varied exhibitions, many exciting and specialized events are on offer. 

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Salon Cocktail
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Salon Cocktail

Under the title “Gelée Royale,” the new Gottfried & Söhne museum shop offers a special presentation of Jewish and Israeli jewelry designers to mark the Vienna Design Week 2018. We are looking forward to numerous visitors during the festival days from September 28 to October 7, and invite you to the Salon Cocktail on October 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Book presentation: Gerhard Zeillinger „Überleben. Der Gürtel des Walter Fantl“
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Book presentation: Gerhard Zeillinger „Überleben. Der Gürtel des Walter Fantl“

Walter Fantl is one of the last surviving contemporary witnesses in Austria. Based on years of conversations and numerous original documents, the historian and journalist Gerhard Zeillinger traces his moving life, which leads from the sheltered childhood in Bischofstetten in Lower Austria directly into the horrors of the Nazi era, and then into the zero hour after being freed.

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City walk: Jewish Vienna between construction, destruction and rebirth
Oct
1
to Dec 17

City walk: Jewish Vienna between construction, destruction and rebirth

  • Rotenturmstraße 29 1010 Vienna (map)
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Ever since the history of Jewish Vienna has been torn between repeated construction and destruction. On a guided tour through former Jewish Vienna between the Danube Canal and Judenplatz, we want to shed light on this interplay by commenting on individual stories, memorial plaques, buildings, squares, and institutions.

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Long Day of Escape
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Long Day of Escape

In the late summer of 2015 a large number of refugees came to Europe, Austria and finally to Hohenems. Three years later the Immigration numbers have taken off and the refugees were able to adjust to everyday life.
That evening four refugees from different countries of origin are going to report about their experiences in Vorarlberg.

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Welcome to Refugeestan
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Welcome to Refugeestan

Filmscreening (in English Language)

A sobering journey into a parallel world in which although no one caught, but no one is really free. In theory, refugee camps are a temporary solution of drip - but in practice, a fugitive spends on average 17 years of his life there.

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Salon talks at the Jewish Museum Vienna
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Salon talks at the Jewish Museum Vienna

Elke Krasny and Astrid Peterle are curating five evenings dedicated to the protagonists of the exhibition, such as Fanny von Arnstein, Berta Zuckerkandl and Anna Mendelssohn, at which ideas and meanings of the salon are discussed from today’s perspective. On the basis of selected texts, which are made available to interested parties in advance for reading, we activate the cultural and political dimensions of the salon together in the museum.

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