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Nov 1, 2011 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Doh-bree Veh-Cherr with Irena Kubesova

The Altneuschul: A Prague Treasure – The talk by Irena Kubesova is in conjunction with the new textiles Mark PodwaI is designing for the Altneuschul.

A slide lecture on the thirteenth-century Altneuschul (Old-New Synagogue), the oldest site of Prague's Jewish Town.  A place of haunting charm and mystery, the synagogue has withstood wars and pogroms, floods and fires, and an urban clearing project at the end of the nineteenth-century that destroyed most of the ancient Jewish Quarter. Discussed will be the synagogue's unique architectural features, fascinating history and enchanting legends.  Having endured through the ages, the Altneuschul continues not only as the oldest extant synagogue in Europe but also as a testament to the perseverance of Prague's illustrious Jewish Community.

Doh-bree Veh-cherr
The series of social evenings at the Czech Center continues!
 Doh-bree veh-cherr  ("Good evening" in Czech) is a series of encounters with outstanding Czech and American professionals from the field of arts and culture.
Join us for informal discussions on current cultural issues, new arts projects and other exciting happenings.
Enjoyable ambiance and a glass of wine or beer guaranteed.

Irena Kubesova was born in Prague and graduated from Charles University where she majored in Jewish Studies. Since 1996, she has been a lecturer and guide for Prague's Jewish Museum and the Jewish Education and Culture Center.

Mark Podwal may be best known for his drawings on The New York Times OP-ED page. In addition, he is the author and illustrator of numerous books. Most of these works - Podwal's own as well as those he has illustrated for others - typically focus on Jewish legend, history and tradition. His art is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Fogg Art Museum and the Library of Congress.



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Nov 1, 2011 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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