This week you can become a part of the 16th Jewish Culture Festival “Singer’s Warsaw”. This festival has it all – concerts, theater performances, author meetings, Jewish cuisine workshops and educational walks. There is truly no better way to discover Jewish culture and heritage than during Singer’s Festival.
Polish and Jewish culture has always been a mix in Warsaw. The festival has always been perfectly organized thanks to Gołda Tencer and the Shalom Foundation. It is a festival of music, theater, literature and visual arts. The goal of this festival is to promote Jewish culture, both, in traditional and modern way. Lots of artists are inspired by Jewish history and create great artistic projects.
During the festival, the greatest representatives of Jewish culture from around the world come to Warsaw: from Israel, the United States, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Canada, Denmark and Hungary. Most of the events take place on Grzybowski Square and Próżna Street and change this part of the city in a wonderful center of Klezmer music the dance with the smell of nutmeg, cloves and honey in the air.
Yiddish culture returns in pre-war films and contemporary performances, in Jewish cutout, ceramics and Hebrew calligraphy workshops.
Singer’s Warsaw Festival is one of the most important artistic events in Poland, showing Jewish culture in the broad context of Polish and world culture.
The festival is an incredible way to present that, despite the tragic experience of the Holocaust, Jewish culture is still developing, and the artists representing it has increasingly new, fascinating proposals for a wide audience. Due to the various forms of expression that Polish and foreign artists use, the lost world of Polish Jews returns to Warsaw. Singer’s Warsaw Festival is the best proof that Jewish culture is still alive and extremely important.