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Jewish Museum Vienna & Long Night of the Museums

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 06:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse
Museum Judenplatz

For the thirteenth Long Night of the Museums the Jewish Museum Vienna is once again organizing a varied and interesting program for young and old that will offer visitors a chance to discover the two museum sites – Museum Judenplatz and the museum in Dorotheergasse – in a new way.  The program and all information, meeting places for guided tours, etc., can be found here »more

“Jews on the Land”. Jewish Silent Films
with musical accompaniment by Polina & Merlin Shepherd

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 07:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The first half of this evening at the Jewish Museum Vienna will be devoted to early silent black & white films (1910–26) from Ukraine and Russia. The musical accompaniment will be provided by Polina and Merlin Shepherd as part of the Sound & Lights Cinematic Duo project. In the second half of the program the duo will perform traditional and modern Yiddish songs.  »more

Judaism and Pop culture

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The question of cultural classification and religious traditions is often answered in a surprising and playful way in pop culture. Even Jewish culture is not something fixed in the pop culture of the 20th and 21st century, but appears as a malleable figure in a game that is being reinvented all the time.
Caspar Battegay will present his book on “Judentum and Popkultur” and will explore this game with Jewish characters in a selection of various films, TV shows, songs and texts. »more


We celebrate Sukkot!

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 02:00 p.m.
Jewish MuseumVienna Dorotheergasse

We are looking for talented interior designers at the Jewish Museum Vienna! We are going to make huts in a shoe-box format for the Jewish Sukkot festival. These little huts are in desperate need of proper fixtures and fittings, such as a lulav arrangement. »more

© JMW „Sukkoth“, Isidor Kaufmann, oil on wood, 31x25,9cm


Henry Ries – Rothschild Hospital

October 19, 2012, to February 17, 2013
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

After the Shoah and the end of World War II the Rothschild Hospital in Vienna was used as a temporary refugee camp and center of a Jewish existence that was taken up in many cases with waiting and hoping. Henry Ries (1917–2004), who emigrated in 1938 from Berlin to the USA, worked in Europe as a photo journalist for the New York Times from 1947 to 1951. His photographs uniquely document the fate of Jewish survivors and refugees.
Curator: Danielle Spera

Picture: Henry Ries, © The New York Times/DHM

Vienna’s Shooting Girls. Female Jewish Photographers from Vienna

October 23, 2012 to March 3, 2013
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The exhibition “Jewish Women Photographers” presents the photo studios of Jewish women. An unusually large number of Jewish women, usually from wealthy families, chose this profession in Vienna. The Jewish Museum looks at the reasons for this and by restoring it to the collective memory makes a bit of Viennese Jewish history accessible once again. The exhibition follows the photographers into the exile that brought an arbitrary end to this story for Vienna but enabled them to continue their work in other countries and continents. A selection of works by thirty Jewish women photographers provides a representative idea of the history of Austrian photography in the first decades of the twentieth century. It features works not only by Madame d’Ora or Trude Fleischmann, but also by forgotten women like Edith Tudor Hart, Hilde Zipper-Strnad, or Claire Beck.
Curators: Iris Meder, Andrea Winklbauer

Picture: Trude Fleischmann, „Dolly Haas as Scampolo“, 1932 © Photoinstitut Bonartes

works from the Pomeranz Collection

until October 7, 2012
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The neon sign “FOREIGNERS EVERYWHERE” created by the Claire Fontaine art collective serves not only as a motto for the exhibition of the Pomeranz collection at the Jewish Museum Vienna. “We are always traveling,” says the Odessa native and Viennese collector Eduard Pomeranz: “No matter where we are, we can never feel at home."
Curator: Ami Barak

Picture: Eduard Pomeranz © Elfie Semotan

“Jewish Geniuses”—Warhol’s Jews

extended until October 28, 2012
Museum Judenplatz

In 1980 Andy Warhol created a series of portraits of important Jewish personalities of the 20th Century. The idea came from Warhol's friend, former lawyer and current art dealer Ronald Feldman. The Jewish Museum explores the background to the emergence of this work and also presents a portrait of André Heller and his encounter with Andy Warhol in Vienna.
Curators: Danielle Spera, Astrid Peterle

Picture: Andy Warhol, "Franz Kafka", 1980 / © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Inc./VBK, Wien 2011, Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

We celebrate

Sukkot, September 30 – October 6, 2012

This seven-day festival, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, recalls the exodus from Egypt and is one of the oldest festivals in Judaism. Families traditionally build a sukkah (Hebrew for  hut) of branches, straw, or leaves outdoors wherever they have room – in the garden, courtyard, car park, balcony, or on the roof. The inner walls are decorated with flowers, garlands, and green twigs. In the middle of the sukkah is a festively laid table. Families are meant to spend as much time as possible in the sukkah – for meals, reading, etc. The festival ends with a special service, Hoshana Rabbah.

© Sukkot Centrepiece, Vienna 1862-1870, JMW, IKG Collection

We recommend

Vienna Jewish Film Festival

A Jewish film festival will be held again in Vienna from October 11 to 24, 2012, offering exceptional cinema experiences in connection with Jewish films at several movie theaters in the city.  Further information

Jiddischer Kulturherbst

With its slogan “The main thing is to see each other” (Abi men sejt sich) the Jiddischer Kulturherbst 2012 is taking place from October 16 to November 15 in Vienna. The Yiddish culture will be presented to the public on six evenings, starting on October 16 at Theater Odeon with an event organized by Chief Rabbi Paul Chaim Eisenberg. Programs will be presented by Roman Grinberg, Vira Lozinsky, Emil Aybinder, and Chief Cantor Shmuel Barzilai, among others. Further information

MAMA ILLEGAL – A Film by Ed Moschitz at Gartenbaukino

Mama Illegal describes seven years in the lives of three Moldovan women. They give their savings to smugglers and on their journey to Western Europe and, without valid papers or health insurance, risk their lives in Austria and Italy as cleaners and nursing aids. But their desire for a better future and a better life comes at great cost. After all those years their return turns out much differently than they had planned. After such a long time away from home, their children have grown up and their husbands have become estranged. Never having been really accepted in the West, they discover that their own homes have also become foreign to them.

See You Soon Again. A Film by Lukas Stepanik & Bernadette Wegestein

See You Soon Again is not a Holocaust film. It is a film about how hard it is to tell a story of unspeakable suffering, and how impossible it is not to. Leo Bretholz has a choice. He can continue to tell his story in the Baltimore schools, as he has over two thousand five hundred times since escaping a train bound for Auschwitz, or he can give in to his Holocaust fatigue. At a prickly ninety years old, his impatience for questioning students and tactless acquaintances grows as does Leo’s anxiety about who will tell the story once he and others are gone.  See You Soon Again is inspired by the memoir Leap into Darkness: Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe (Randomhouse) by Leo Bretholz and Michael Olesker.

23rd Benefit gala - Against Violence

On November, 7th 2012 the 23rd Benefit gala for the nonprofit club - Against the violence will take place at the Ronacher. DJ Ötzi and Unheilig are the stars of the evening, next to Christian Clerici, Petra Frey and the iDance Academy. For more information on the program and ticket sales please visit their website www.widerdiegewalt.at

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