79th anniversary of Soviet invasion of Poland

On 17 September 1939, Soviet troops invaded Poland fulfilling the provisions of a secret annex to the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, signed by the Third German Reich and the Soviet Union on 23 August 1939

Seventy-ninth anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two

Seventy-nine years ago, Germany invaded Poland and started World War Two. In the early hours of 1 September 1939, troops of the German Reich crossed the Polish-German border. Even though the 1939 defensive war ended in the defeat of the Polish armed forces, greatly outnumbered by the invader’s army, the lost battle marked the beginning of Polish troops’ engagement on all WW2 fronts.

Billy Fog in The Train Theatre

August 12-16 2018, Jerusalem

The Train Theater in Jerusalem will host the Puppet Festival that that will offer performances for children and adults by some of the best local and international artists. One of the shows will be a performance staged by the Polish puppet theater FIGUR from Cracow - Billy Fog

The Library is going on summer vacation

The Library of the Polish Institute is going on summer vacation. It will be closed from July 31 until August 23, 2018.

Righteous Among the Nations – A Monthly Story

Gertruda Babilińska was a young Polish lady who worked as a caregiver of Jewish familys` kids in Warsaw. She became one of the family while taking care of Michael, the Stołowickis baby and his sick mother, Lidia. After the mother`s death, Gertruda was left alone in the world with little Michael. She immigrated to Israel with him, as she promised in her oath to his mother

Mug – A Polish new film in the International Film Festival in Jerusalem

July 26th - August 5th 2018, Jerusalem

This year, a Polish movie called “Mug” by the Polish prize-winning director, scriptwriter and producer Małgorzata Szumowska shall be screened at the Festival

Przemek Matecki at the RawArt gallery

August 6 – September 15, 2018, Tel Aviv

The Polish artist Przemek Matecki will present a solo show at the RawArt gallery in South Tel Aviv. The exhibition will be curated by Łukasz Gorczyca, well-known curator in Poland mainly as the co-founder of the Raster Gallery which promotes artists of the young generation

Mayn Alef Beys

July 7 – August 15, 2018, Jerusalem

An exhibition by the prize-winning Polish illustrator Urszula Palusinska – Mayn Alef Boys – shall be presented at the Festival “OUTLINE – Illustration and Words in Jerusalem”

Righteous Among the Nations – A Monthly Story

Jan Żabinski was the director of the Warsaw Zoological Garden. During World War II, he and his wife gave shelter to 300 Jews from the Warsaw Jewish community who survived the war due to Zabinskis efforts

Discover the Unknown Poland – Lublin and the area

July 13th 2018, The Polish Institute Tel Aviv

A tourism meeting focused on Lublin and the Lublin region including a lecture about the tourist attractions of the city, old places worth seeing, local culture and also the history of Jews

Summer is Here !!

July 6th 2018 13:30 The Polish Institute Tel Aviv

A literary meeting for Polish-speaking children dedicated to the Polish poet Jan Brzechwa and his poem about the summer - reading, singing and art

A Night in the Big City

July 4th 2018 21:00 Einav Center Tel Aviv

A jazz performance will take place at the Einav Center in Tel Aviv - a Polish tribute to Israel on its 70th anniversary. The band, Młynarski-Masecki, plays in the pre-war style similar to Polish jazz orchestras of the interwar period.

Follow the Stars

June 28th 2018, Bialik Square, Tel Aviv

An artistic European celebration of shows from 7 EU Members that will participate in a show during White Night event in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival

June 10-16 2018, Tel Aviv

Two Polish films will be part of The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival this year -

Conservation and Conservatism

June 7-14 2018, Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Design Week shall be held for the 7th time and it shall host about 150 designers from all over the world, among those, three studios from Poland

Second-hand book fair

June 22nd 2018, The Polish Institute Tel Aviv

Second-hand book fair will give you an opportunity to choose Polish reading matter and to hand in Polish books

Musrara Mix

May 29-31 2018, Jerusalem

The International Musrara Art Festival is about to be held for the 18th time and dozens of artists from Israel and abroad shall participate. The focus shall be a performance by artists from Poland, where installation art developed already in the 60`

Dybbuk

June 2nd 2018, Jerusalem

Dybbuk 1937-2017 is a new work based on the classical play. This year the play shall be staged at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem : The original film with live music and Yiddish dub of the characters

Righteous Among the Nations – A monthly Story

Leopold Socha lived in a poor Lvov neighborhood and worked in the city’s sewage system maintenance. On the day of the liquidation of the ghetto he noticed a group of Jews who were making their way through the water-filled canal and helped them to survive there during 13 months. Only 10 survived - part of a group of less than 1000 Lvov Jews who survived the Holocaust

Polish Summer Course

June 14th 2018, The Polish Institute Tel Aviv

In June and July The Polish Institute shall run a Polish language course that shall be adapted to the level of beginners with ten 3-hour long sessions held on Sundays and Thursdays at 18:00

Polish Roots of Israel

June 7th 2018, 18:00 Shein Seminar Petach Tikwa ; June 8th 11:00 Polish Institute Tel Aviv

A lecture by Łukasz Tomasz Sroka from Poland focuses on the legacy of Zionist organizations that functioned in Poland and the contribution of Polish Jews in building independent State of Israel, and their cultural activities

The 3 May Constitution Day

May 3rd is the annual day of the Polish constitution. This is the day of celebrating the creation (1791) of the second codified modern constitution in the world, that ended the era of unlimited power for the kings and nobels, gave rights and power to the mass and created new system of power for the majority

Poland in Docaviv Festival

May 17-26 2018, Tel Aviv Cinematheque

A numerous Polish films of Polish fascinating artists are participating in Docaviv - The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival. The festival is during May 17th - 26th in Tel Aviv Cinemathque. 

Poland’s Day of the Flag – May 2nd

The Day of the Flag is celebrated on 2nd May. On this Day, Poles reflect upon the long history of the red and white national colours and proudly display flags outside their houses. May 2nd is also considered as Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad Day

360° – ScreenStage

22-26 of May 2018, Kibbutzim College Tel Aviv

A performance of dance-theatre students from Kibbutzim College and from Bytom Poland - the highlight of a mutual visit, part of 8 years project between the two countries

Righteous Among the Nations – A monthly Story

Leokadia Jaromirska was a young woman from Warsaw that one morning in October 1942 on her way, heard the crying of a baby. The baby was Shifra Yunish who was abandoned there in desperation and hope that she would somehow survive

The Doll

May 11th 2018 at 11:00, The Polish Institute Tel Aviv

Literature Meeting dedicated to “The Doll” by Boleslaw Prus, based on the Hebrew translation of the well-known novel

Eighth Anniversary of the Smolensk Plane Crash

In the morning of 10 April 2010, a plane crashed near Smolensk, with Polish President Lech Kaczyński and First Lady Maria Kaczyńska on board, killing all 96 passengers – top state officials, military commanders, and the plane crew. The event shocked millions of Poles.

The Promise Land – Everyday life of Jews in Lodz 1820 – 1939

April 10th 2018, 13:00, The Haifa Unniversity

An exhibition that deals with the everyday life of Jewish inhabitants of Lodz, the outcome of cooperation between the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz and the Haifa University

Contest for the best publications promoting the history of Poland and Polish diplomacy

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland announces a contest for the best publication promoting the history of Poland and on the history of Polish diplomacy. The competition welcomes books published in 2017. Historians are invited to make their submissions until 15 May 2018.
The contest’s top prize is worth 10,000 euros

Righteous Among the Nations – a monthly story

Maria Winnicka gave a shelter to many Jews from Warsaw during the days of World War II, most of them were children. She also used to enter the ghetto and under the disguise of her pregnancy smuggled food inside it

Collage from the Back Yard

April 25th 2018, The Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv

The Tmuna Theatre will host three well-known Polish artists from Gdansk – a musician, a poet and a painter – who will take part in an evening called “collage from the back yard” that will combine live painting on the stage, Polish and Hebrew poems and an original music

Children and Scarecrows

April 20th at 13:30, The Polish Institute, Tel Aviv

Meeting in Hebrew for children aged from 5-10. The meeting shall be dedicated to the story “How Mr. Threddie the Tailor Became King” by Kornel Makuszynski, one of the most popular writers of children literature in Poland

March 24 – New National Remembrance Day

Poland declared March 24th as a national remembrance day to honour Poles who saved Jews during World War II

Poland`s Misunderstood Holocaust Law

Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, with an article in the global news magazine Foreign Policy - about the Polish Holocaust Law and it`s target.

Kaitush the Wizard

April 1st- 2nd 2018, Haifa International Children`s Theater Festival

An Israeli original production based on Janusz Korczak story from 1934, about Kaitush, a unique child who is practicing with magic until the magic starts to cause him some troubles….

Passover in Warsaw

March 23rd 2018, 11:00, The Polish Institute

A lecture on tourism in Warsaw focusing on family trips, attractions for children, restaurants, entertainment spots etc.

1968 – The last chapter in the history of Polish Jews

March 18 2018, 14:00, Beit Hatfutsot Museum at TAU

A seminar named “1968 – the last chapter in the history of Polish jews” will include a lecture by Professor Dariusz Stola from the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and more

Tourism Event – Masuria and Pomerania

March 16th 2018, 11:00, The Polish Institute Tel Aviv

Tourism Lecture with a focus on the sea and lake districts in Poland - Masuria and Pomerania

The History of Poland and Polish Jews

March 6th 2018, 17:00, the Western Galilee College, Acre

A seminar on the history of Poland and Polish Jews will include a lecture by the Polish architect, Mr. Czesław Bielecki, on the “Architecture of Remembrance” and more

Jewish Warsaw – A story about the human spirit

March 1st 2018, 09:30 Beit Lohamei Haghetaot

A seminar by the name “Jewish Warsaw – A story about the human spirit” with Beit Lohamei Haghetaot

RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS – A MONTHLY STORY

The Ulma Family gave a shelter to 8 Jews during World War II and together with them, were killed by the German Nazis

Everyday legends: The lives and activities of the Fighters of the Warsaw Uprising

March 5th 2018, 09:00 , Yad Mordechai

Everyday legends: The lives and activities of the Fighters of the Warsaw Uprising will be the subject of the professional seminar for educational trip guides. The seminar will also be open to the general public

The Locomotive by Julian Tuwim

March 2nd 2018, Friday 13:30, at the Polish Istitute

Meeting for children aged from 5-10 at the library of the Polish Institute. The meeting shall be dedicated to the poem “the Locomotive” written by Julian Tuwim

A Polish Testimony

The testimony of Lutsina Adamkyevich who was a soldier of the AK resistant organization and a prisoner in Gusen and Auschwitz-Birkenau

 IMTM Tourism Exhibition

February 6-7, 2018 at the Tel Aviv Convention Center

The Polish Tourism Organization is inviting to the 24th IMTM annual international tourism exhibition, to visit the Polish stand and to meet the representatives of the various Polish regions

Dance Tel Aviv – Poznan

February 20th 20:30 Arison Hall, Tel-Aviv

A joint professional dance performance by high school dance students from Tel Aviv and Poznan within the framework of the annual Polish-Israeli dance student exchange project

Assimetry

February 15th 19:30 at Mishkenot Sha`ananim, Jerusalem

An evening with the Polish poet Adam Zagajewski in connection with the coming out of his book “Asymmetry – selection of songs 1972-2016”

Children Reading Copernicus

February 16th 2018, 13:30, The Polish Institute

Afternoon for Polish Speakers children at the library that will be dedicated to Copernicus story and the book about him

Righteous Among the Nations – A monthly Story

6,620 Polish citizens were given the title "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem. The story of Irena Sendler who saved 2,500 Jewish children is the first of a series of stories that we will tell here, once a month, from today, the annual International Day of the Holocaust

A Testimony

For the Annual International Day of the Holocaust - a movie with testimonies of Holocaust survivors Rachel Eitan and Rachel & Eliezer Grinfeld

“To Enlighten the Righteous”

January 31 st 17:30 Yad-Mordechai Museum

Annual event in Yad-Mordechai Museum dedicated to the International Memorial Day of the Holocaust and to the honour of the righteous Colonel Wladislaw Kowalski

Janina and the Beast

January 25th 20:30 Beit Ha`Yotser, Tel Aviv Port

Concert based on a tale by Abraham Sutzkever about a noble Polish woman who hides a Jewish baby girl and raises her as her own

Happy New Year !!

With the new year of 2018 we would like to wish to all our friends, partners and colleagues in Israel, Poland and around the world – May the new year to come will be blessed with prosperity, success, good health, and friendship

“Mordechai Gebirtig? or Farewell my Krakow”

14.1.2018 19:00 Tel-Aviv Cinematheque

The documentary-musical film “Mordechai Gebirtrig? or Farewell my Krakow”, with the director Piotr Szalsza, about the life of the well-known Jewish-Polish poet

Opening the winter semester for Polish language classes

Winter semester of Polish studies is starting on January at the Polish Institute.

Literature Morning in the library

5.1.2018 at 11:00

Launching of a series of meetings in Polish language, in a gesture to Israeli-Polish creators, dedicated to literature, poetry, translation and more

The Man with The Magic Box

15.12.17 at 21:00

Bodo Kox's science fiction film will be screened at the Utopia Festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

150th anniversary of the birth of Józef Piłsudski

Józef Piłsudski, the architect of independence in 1918 and one of the most outstanding statesmen in Polish history!

Young Talents from Kraków

6.12.17 at 12:45

Concert by young Polish musicians, students of the National Music School from Kraków.

The Story of Jacob

4-5.12.2017

The play, "The Story of Jacob", produced by the Dramatyczny Theater from Warsaw, will be performed at the Cameri Theater.

Wawel Dragon

8.12.2017 at 13:30

Activities for children (ages 5-10) at the Library of the Polish Institute

The International Photography Festival

22.11.2017 - 2.12.2017

The first exhibition in Israel for the Polish photographer Weronika Gęsicka

Adam Zagajewski at “Bialik House”

16.11.2017 at 20:00

A special evening at "Bialik House" in honor of the Polish poet Adam Zagajewski

Polish Jewish History Revisited

7-9.11.2017

Conference in Honor of Gershon Bacon and Moshe Rosman at Bar-Ilan University.

The Unconquered

The Unconquered – animation about Poland’s recent history

Zammenhof Year

2017 – The Year of Ludwik Zamenhof, the creator of international Esperanto language.

Haifa Film Festival

14.10.2017 - 5.10.2017

Like every year we are happy to take part, this year, in the Haifa Film Festival, with five films from Poland.

THE POLISH INVASION

24.10.2017 at 19:00

An evening of independent Polish creation in the framework of the Tmuna Festival.

Communion

3.10.2017 at 19:00

A special screening of the Polish documentary "Communion", for being nominated for European Academy Awards!

Hadas Ophrat: La Rotonda and I – Remix

16.9.2017 - 3.2.2018

Hadas Ophrat presents a multidisciplinary art project based on his research into the Villa Capra (“La Rotonda”), which was also held in Poland.

Der Dybbuk (1937-2017)

19.7.2017 - 18.7.2017

A new, re-edited version of the Yiddish film will be screened with live music and dubbing performance in the courtyard of the former Jerusalem Leprosarium (Hansen House).

Polish Jazz Evening

13.7.2017 at 21:15

Two leading Polish jazz ensembles perform in Israel in one evening at Zapa Tel Aviv!

Vocal Fantasy Festival

15.7.2017 - 12.7.2017

The NFM choir from Wroclaw will perform in Israel for the first time! Concerts in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv!

The International Student Film Festival

24.6.2017 - 18.62017

Six films from film schools in Poland will participate in the international competition at this year's festival

Agnieszka Kurant: Assembly Line

19.8.2017 - 15.6.2017

The CCA presents Agnieszka Kurant’s first solo exhibition in Israel!

Musrara Mix Festival

8.6.2017 - 6.6.2017

Polish artists Izabela Gustowska and Robert Piotrowicz will be exhibiting and preforming in the festival this year.

To Poland

Monday 20.03.17 - Monday 15.05.17
The National Library - Jerusalem

Illustration students from the Department of Visual Communication at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, illustrate Abraham Sutzkever's "To Poland" poem.