The opportunity to get to know more about Jewish culture is yours again, between 31 August – 7 September. The annual summer closing arts festival that is renewed from year to year takes place on various locations, including historical venues such as the Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, and some of Budapest’s newest favorites, like Mazel Tov.
The Jewish Quarters of Budapest is one of the most popular areas by tourists, because of its breathtaking architecture, atmospheric streets and lots of events all year round. You can always find something exciting to do there – let it be visiting the Synagogue or looking around at Gozsdu Court, in the regularly held GOUBA Bazaar flae market. If you’d like to learn more about this area, the Jewish Summer Festival is a perfect opportunity for you, to visit places you haven’t been before, to listen to great concerts in one of the biggest synagogues in the World, or to learn how to bake the well-known traditional Jewish food, flódni.
The festival is being held since 1998, and it offers diverse programmes for everyone. The focus may be on music – the best traditional Klezmer musicians come to play here from all around the World -, but the festival has a wide array of further events mixed in the programme. The opening event will be held this year at Mazel Tov, as part of the Jewish Food Festival – where you can taste the many mouthwatering Israeli and Mediterranean delicacies. Later on, you’ll get the chance to learn more about Jewish gastronomy – you can even have a cooking class with Ráchel Raj, the famous cake designer and flódni maker.
Theater plays, discussions, photo exhibitions and screenings will be a part of the festival as well. Uránia National Movie Theater is among the festival locations, as well as the Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, which is the second greatest synagogue in the World. Concerts will be held there, and also in the Frankel Street Synagogue, in the fresh renewed Liszt Academy, respectively.
Take a look at the programs, it is guaranteed you’ll find something interesting for yourself.
Visit the official web-site of the festival here: http://zsidonyarifesztival.hu/?lang=en