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Concert “Shani Girls' Choir” and “Kiryat Ono Youth Concert Band”

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 11:30 am
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The singers of the “Shani Girls' Choir”, aged 13-18 are Jewish, Christian and Muslim girls from the towns and villages of the Central Galilee. The choir represents the “Mifne” project which is supported by the Maestro Zubin Mehta and The Israeli Philharmonic. 
Kiryat Ono, a small town of about 30,000 inhabitants, maintains a conservatory that would be a credit to any large city. The “Kiryat Ono Youth Concert Band” provides an important educational framework for the youngsters of the area. »more 

Summer Entertainment for Kids

Out of the Museum I – II

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:00 am
Jewish Museum Dorotheergasse

The museum objects are bored with being on display in the Jewish Museum. What can they do? Escape!
Together we identify the “protagonists” and build models of the objects in the Atelier. Then we bring them to life and devise an absurd story complete with photos, sounds, and our voices.

Registration at www.kinderunikunst.at

What does SUPERMAN see?

Monday, July 8, 2013 - 02:00 pm
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

Superman is an invention of Jerry Siegel, whose Jewish family emigrated from Lithuania to the USA. Every child knows this comic hero, who can simply do everything. What does Superman see in the Jewish Museum? »more

The Fantastic Four

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 02:00 pm
Museum Judenplatz

Four medieval objects “leave” the museum in the form of photos, drawings, or cartoons. We then walk through the city and look where they can find friends – in displays, stores, or on the street. »more


Free guided tours for adults

Every first Sunday of the month – next date July 7, 2013
03:00 pm Jewish Museum Dorotheergasse

04:30 pm Museum Judenplatz

The Jewish Museum Dorotheergasse gives insight into the unique collections of Judaica and ritual objects. The visible Storage also shows works of art and memorabilia from Viennese and Austrian synagogues.
At the Jewish Museum Judenplatz we invite you to take a virtual walk through the Jewish Vienna in the Middle Ages to experience the Jewish life in medieval times. Furthermore, the foundations of the synagogue which was destroyed in 1421 can also be visited (only in German).


All MESHUGGE? Jewish Wit and Humor

until September 8,  2013
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

Humor is an essential component of Jewish life. It reflects attitudes not only within the community but also towards an often hostile external world. Jewish humor is warm and human, after the Holocaust also cynical and black as pitch. It comprises a broad spectrum from its roots in Eastern Europe to Ephraim Kishon in Israel and Billy Wilder, Mel Brooks, and Woody Allen in Hollywood. In between was the heyday of entertainment culture in Vienna and Berlin: cabaret, revue, and film – or Karl Farkas, Fritz Grünbaum, Hermann Leopoldi, Friedrich Hollaender, Kurt Tucholsky, and Ernst Lubitsch; the Simpl and Kabarett der Komiker.
Curators: Marcus G. Patka, Alfred Stalzer

Our podcast collection aims to have the museum come alive for our online visitors by bringing them sights and sounds from our exhibitions, as well as offering unique views from behind the scenes. https://vimeo.com/jewishmuseumvienna

Photo: Jüdisches Kabarett der Zwischenkriegszeit in Wien © Jüdisches Museum Wien

until October 27, 2013
Museum Judenplatz

For a number of years now, the French artist Tatiana Lecomte, born 1971 in Bordeaux, has been investigating the question of pictorial memory and how traumatic events can be portrayed visually. She examines the suitability of images to communicate memories, what pictures show and what they cannot: the “unrepresentable” inherent in every photographic representation. In doing so she works as well with cutouts and superimpositions. For her exhibition at Museum Judenplatz she also addresses the idea of the  unrepresentability of the Shoah.
Curator: Danielle Spera

Tatiana Lecomte “Blauer Paradiesvogel“ © VBK Wien

Chaverim Chasak! Centennial of the Haschomer Hatzair Jewish youth movement

until September 29, 2013
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

Chaverim Chasak! Friends be strong! This motto characterizes the almost 100-year existence of the Jewish youth movement Hashomer Hatzair (The Youth Guard). Founded in Galicia in 1913, it survived World War I and the interwar years and even the catastrophe of the Shoah. The heroic role played by supporters of this organization in revolts against the Nazi regime, culminating in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, has influenced dozens of generations of “shomrim” in their search for a Jewish identity. In their striving for the Zionist ideal they became pioneers in the land of Israel. The Hashomer was not only officially founded in Vienna but was also instrumental in reforming Jewish life after 1945.
Curator: Dan Fischman

We celebrate

Tisha B’Av, July 15-16, 2013

The Ninth of Av is a Jewish fast and mourning day commemorating the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem by the Babylonians and of the Second Temple by the Romans, both of which took place on 9 Av. The First Temple and Kingdom of Judah were destroyed in 586 BCE by the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar and the Jews were banished into Babylonian exile. The destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE by the Roman emperor marked the start of the Diaspora, the dispersion of the Jews throughout the world.
Practicing Jews fast and refrain from joyful activities on this day to express their grief at the destruction of the two temples and the long period of exile. It is a Jewish tradition that the Messiah was born on Tisha B’Av, making the day of mourning into a day of hope of redemption at the same time.

Save the date

2nd Viennese Jewish New Year’s Concert

Monday, September 9,  2013 - 07:30 pm
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 07:30 pm
Jewish Museum Dorotheergasse

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, takes place in September this year. It is traditional to eat food dipped in honey to symbolize sweetness and a good year. The New Year’s Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic can also look back on a long tradition and is the most well-known concert event in the world.
We would like to combine these two wonderful traditions and are pleased to invite you to the 2nd Viennese Jewish New Year’s Concert. Enjoy the Vienna Jewish Choir conducted by Roman Grinberg and guest appearances of Chief Rabbi Paul Chaim Eisenberg (September 9) and Chief Cantor Shmuel Barzilai (September 10).

Tickets are available at the Jewish Museum Vienna and via Wien ticket:  normal €28.00/reduced €24.00

“Our City! Jewish Vienna - Then to Now”

From November 19, 2013, visitors to the Jewish Museum Vienna will be able to experience the new permanent exhibition “Our City! Jewish Vienna – Then to Now.” Twenty-five years after its (re-)establishment and twenty years after moving into the Palais Eskeles, the Jewish Museum is once again setting an innovative standard.

The journey starts from 1945 to the present. It describes the tedious progress after 1945 towards the rebuilding of the Jewish community – a community that just seven years earlier had been the largest German-speaking Jewish community in the world and the third-largest in Europe – to its present-day modest but highly dynamic presence. »more

We reommend

"Life in Stills" - ESRA Summer Cinema

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 09:30 pm 
ESRA, 1020 Wien, Tempelgasse 5

At the age of 96, Miriam Weissenstein never imagined that she would be facing a new chapter in her life. But when "The Photo House" - her late husband Rudi's life's work - was destined for demolition, even this opinionated and uncompromising woman knew she needed help. Under the cloud of a family tragedy, a special relationship is forged between Miriam and her grandson, Ben, as they join forces to save the shop and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel's defining moments. Despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and Miriam embark on a heart-wrenching journey, comprising many humorous and touching moments. A documentary by Tamar Tal. Further Information

Ice cream from “Eis Greissler" at Café Eskeles

The popular and well-known ice cream from “Eis Greissler" is now available at Café Eskeles in the Jewish Museum Vienna. The surprisingly intensive flavour of the ice cream is achieved thanks to the careful selection of exclusively natural first-class ingredients. The ice cream contains no artificial flavoring, coloring or taste enhancers. 

Further information about Café Eskeles can be found here.

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