Concerts, dance performances, children’s programmes, local history lectures and gastronomic events await the public on Pásti Street.
The last weekend of the summer is worth taking advantage of, as ALL-IN Debrecen will again celebrate the diverse Jewish cultural heritage at the 2nd Debrecen Jewish Street Festival at the end of August.
Concerts, dance performances, children’s programmes and local history lectures await the public in Pásti Street. The multi-day event will showcase Jewish cuisine traditions and the most typical dishes and drinks. And for those who want to learn more about the culture, there will be film screenings, a visit to the synagogue and the rabbinical room, and even a chance to talk to Rabbi Shmuel Faigen.
The event will occur on the street in front of the Orthodox Synagogue on Pásti Street and on the synagogue grounds.
The programme starts at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, 24th of August: “Berésit – Creation”, an exhibition of works by Hungarian artists, followed at 7:00 p.m. by an evening of opera singer Eszter Ádám and Argentine composer and guitarist Juan Pablo Esmok Lew, entitled “On the Wings of Clouds”.
On Saturday, 26th August, at 8:30 p.m., “A little Jewish music at night” will be performed by the Rachel Women’s Choir, followed by an informal discussion, a tasting of kosher drinks and food and music in the synagogue garden.
The programme will continue on 27th August: from 11:30 a.m., András Réz will give a lecture on the film Oppenheimer, a film aesthete’s film. From 11 a.m. to 12 noon, there will be a gastronomic demonstration; from 1 p.m., the band Körömvirág will perform, and from 2 p.m. Elektro Lyra, a trio with a unique sound combining electronic music and poetry, will give a concert.
They will be followed at 3:00 p.m. by Zoltán Neumark and Balázs Fellegi, who will perform “Yiddish around the world”, a programme of the most popular Eastern European and overseas songs from the last 100 years. At 3:30 p.m., the Csicsogó Színház and the ballad of Matyi Kökény will arrive, followed at 4:30 p.m. by Zoltán Tordai and his band. At 6:30 p.m., the Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band will play a concert entitled “Jazz meets Klezmer”.
On Sunday, the festival will also have accompanying activities: in the synagogue, Rabbi Faigen Shmuel will answer questions, while upstairs, visitors can take part in a guided tour of the exhibiting artists.
In the courtyard, the Jesiva Classroom will be open all day for children, while adults can participate in a kosher pálinka and wine tasting from 5:30 p.m., where they can learn what makes kosher, kosher, and from 5:30 p.m. Zsolt Heller and film expert Tamás Fejér will discuss Jewish film culture.
If you want to get to know the Jewish quarter of Debrecen better, you can sign up for Nóra Erdei’s guided walk starting at 9:30 a.m. or join Gábor Kreisler’s tour from 11 a.m.
There will be Israeli dishes from the Hamsa Restaurant and traditional soup from the Debrecen Jewish Community kitchen.
The event is free of charge except for the following: Tickets for Esther & Juan’s concert are available at the Debrecen Jewish Community office (Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u. 26.) on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for HUF 1,500, and the Jewish Heritage Tour led by Nóra Erdei (Explore Debrecen) is also HUF 1,500, tickets for which can be purchased on-site at the beginning of the tour.
Source: dehir.hu | Photo credit: Facebook – Papp László