Top Photo: Jewish quarter with synangogue in Hohenems, Vorarlberg.
By böhringer friedrich - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5
2017 Cultural Events & Exhibitions in Austria
Hardly any other personality shaped Jerusalem in the 20th century like he did. Vienna native Teddy Kollek (1911– 2007) was the mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993. After the Six-Day War in 1967 and the reunification, he guided the neglected city to newsplendor and developed it into a modern metropolis. Kollek’s life journey tells of constantly worsening conditions in Vienna before the Anschluss, of his work to rescue refugees from the Nazi regime, and his efforts to enable a peaceful co-existence between Jews and Palestinians.
March 1938 marked the start of a race against time for Austrian Jews. Some Viennese Jewish women sought to escape through marriages of convenience with foreign citizens. The marriages were concluded on paper, be it out of solidarity or against payment, to enable these women to reach a country where Jews were not (yet) persecuted.
Exhibition in the former synagogue of St. Pölten, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of our Institute
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What made the Vienna salons the places to be between 1780 and 1938 would be described today as networking in the best sense. Mostly shaped by their Jewish hostesses, these communication spaces were also spaces of emancipation and empowerment in two respects: for women who were still excluded from public life, and for the development of a critical, middle-class civic society. The exhibition introduces the salons of Fanny Arnstein and Josephine Wertheimstein, right up to the reform salons of Berta Zuckerkandl and Eugenie Schwarzwald, as cultured spaces of politics and political spaces of culture.
The exhibition presents the work of international artists who critically reflect and explore different aspects of the history and present of borders. Some of these borders are permeable and others fatal, some are visible and others reinforced by cultural codes, language tests and biometric markers. Borders determine life and death, defining “identity” and “otherness”. Located just a stone’s throw away from the banks of the “Old Rhine”, where in 1938 refugees tried to reach Switzerland, “Say Shibboleth!” explores the contentious history and present of border making and unmaking
A lot is celebrated in autumn! We will very precisely introduce you to two Jewish festivals, and during an exciting children’s tour you will find out why you should eat something sweet at New Year and what role a very special citrus fruit plays.
As the German saying goes, talking brings people together, and so do certainly food and drinks! Learn more about the history behind antiquated dishes and cutlery as you are on a discovery tour through the comprehensive collection of the Jewish Museum.
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.
Get to know the Viennese Mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek, at the Jewish Museum! You will learn about what ideas, dreams and wishes he had for “his” city of Jerusalem, and even be a mayor yourself!
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.