03 May 2008

May Jewish events: Spain, worldwide

The May edition of Sephardic and Jewish events in Spain and elsewhere is available here. Here are some highlights:

ARCHENA (Murcia): During the last week of May, an international conference will take place on the Sephardic World, in the presence of Isaac Navon, former president of Israel (1978-83). It will recognize the preservation of the language and traditions of Jews who lived in Spain before the 1492 Expulsion. Other participants will include professors of international universities, such as Harvard and Caracas.

BARCELONA: May 11 and 25: Tours of the Call with Urban Cultours' Dominique Tomasov Blinder, a Jewish community activist who focuses on protection of Jewish heritage. For information, click here.

11am May 18: A guided conference - "Archeology in the Call" - will take place with Ferran Puig, director of the Archeology Service of the City Historical Museum of Barcelona.

May 31: The 10th Barcelona Jewish Film Festival begins, running through June 8. For information, click here.

CÓRDOBA: May 1-24. La Casa de Sefarad presents "musical memories with a series of concerts of Jewish, Andalucian and Mediterranean music. May 10 will be Sephardic Music with the group Axabeba. The concert is titled Sueno Hebreo and will demonstrate cantigas and romances in Judeoespanola. On May 17, Klezmer en Cordoba with the Baet Group, young musicians of the city who perform Jewish musical traditions from Central Europe. May 24 will be Mediterranean music. All concerts begin at 7pm. For more information on tickets and other details, click here.

May exhibit: Wine in Jewish culture: “Lehayim! Wine in the the Jewish culture and religion." It opens on May 5 and will be permanent in the Palacio del Bilio, Biblioteca Viva de Al-Andalus, Monday to Saturday, from 10am-4pm and from 6-9pm; Sundays, 10.30am-1.30pm. It is organized by the Department of Tourism of the Cordoba government.

GIRONA: May 29-31. A symposium of the Spanish Association of Hebrew and Jewish Studies in Girona and Besalu, will include presentation of books and projects.

IBIZA: 10pm, May 9. Rosa Zaragoza in concert. The songs of Sephardic Jews in different European countries after the 1492 Expulsion.

LEÓN: Through July 1, the Leon government presents journeys in Sephardic gastronomy in association with various city restaurants, such as the Hostal Parador San Marcos, Hotel Tryp León, Hotel Husa Santiago, Hotel Silken, Hotel Cortes de León, Hotel Quindós, Hotel Infantas de León, lez de Lama, Bodega Regia, Restaurante Amancio, Restaurante el Faisán Dorado y Restaurante La Jouja Plaza. For more information, write to leon@redjuderias.org.

For more events in Spain and throughout the world (Germany, Argentina, US, Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland) click on the website above.

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