Cycle of lectures - part of the project Jewish Moravia - Jewish Brno

The project Jewish Moravia - Jewish Brno was opened in December 2000 in Brno, Czech Republic. In 2001 we prepared, among other events, a cycle of lectures and seminars on Judaism, which is to be held in May and beginning of June 2001 in Brno.

The goal of the project itself is to present to the wide public the richness of Jewish culture in Moravia and introduce the topic of Judaism as such. We believe that organising such projects and events that provide information about minorities leads to contributing to the idea of tolerance and preventing our society from xenophobia and racism.

Our effort to bring the confrontation, openness and variety of different views and opinions on Judaism led us to addressing various intellectuals, scholars, rabbis, thinkers, both Jews and non-Jews from Europe to participate in this cycle.

Organised by Association for culture and dialogue K2001, a registered charity, in co-operation with Austrian Institute for East and Southeast Europe, Masaryk University in Brno, The Brno House of Art and City of Brno.


Rabbi Michael Dushinsky, Izrael
"Jewish Education, Family and Songs around the Sabbath Table"

Prof. Kurt Schubert, Austria
"Moravian and Czech Jewish Book Illustrators in the 18th century"

Rabbi Herschel Gluck, Great Britain
"The Contribution of Moravian Jewish Thought and Its Relevance Today"

Archbishop of Prague and Czech Lands Kryštof, Orthodox Church, Czech Republic
"Cohabitation of the Orthodox Church and the Jews in Jerusalem"

PhDr. Peter Salner, chairman of the Jewish Community Bratislava, Slovakia
"Jews in Slovakia Between Tradition and Assimilation"

The lectures will take place at the auditorium of the Medical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno, always from 10 to 12 a.m. and will be interpreted.

In the evenings of the day of a lecture there will be screening of a feature film about Judaism at the Brno House of Art, Malinovskeho square, always at 7 p.m.