Festival of Jewish Culture in Warsaw - "Singer's Warsaw" is an annual celebration of Jewish culture that has been held in Warsaw since 2004.
The Festival includes Jewish (both Hebrew and Yiddish) theater, music, films, exhibits and expositions. It attempts to recreate Jewish culture from the period of interwar Poland, complete with historical buildings and atmosphere.
The festival is organized by the Polish-Israeli-American Shalom Foundation, which began in 1988 on the initiative of Gołda Tencer, an actress and producer of the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw. The purpose of the foundation is the popularization of Jewish culture in Poland, and the remembrance of its Jewish communities.
The first annual festival was held in 2004 on the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
The festival is a good opportunity to hear Jewish music, listening to some lectures or eating food. I was happy that I could visit the Synagogue. I lived for many years nearby but I have never before seen it inside.
The Nożyk Synagogue (Polish: Synagoga Nożyków) is the only surviving prewar Jewish house of prayer in Warsaw, It was erected prior to 1902 and was restored after World War II. It is still operational and currently houses the Warsaw Jewish Commune, as well as other Jewish organizations.
Before World War II the Jewish community of Warsaw, one of the largest Jewish communities in the world at that time, had over 400 houses of prayer at its disposal.
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mauro61 (52857) 2012-09-03 1:07
ben ripresa dall'alto questa riunione con i lampadari che però un po' infastidivano con le loro luci.
La qualità è discreta considerando il luogo chiuso,
tchefi (1841) 2012-09-03 1:19
La gestion de la lumière n'a pas du être évidente mais tu as bien réussi.On a un bel aperçu de l'architecture de la synagogue et de l'ambiance du festival.
batalay (38901) 2012-09-03 1:34
You had the best seat in the house! Along with the informative note, this is a first rate contribution to TE. I will alert friends to see the interior of the Nożyk Synagogue.
snunney (99968) 2012-09-03 2:47
A fine capture of the interior of this synagogue. The image is pleasantly lit and well exposed. The people sitting in the audience contribute much to the atmosphere of the shot. Very good clarity.
cyborg83 (4669) 2012-09-03 4:27
ciekawe zdjecie, fajnie wybralas POV, zdjecie ladnie sie symetrycznie podzielilo.
Twoj aparat swietnie sobie radzi w trudnych warunkach oswietleniowych,
Sergiom (80608) 2012-09-03 4:41
On a l'impression d'espionner un événement pour lequel nous sommes exclus.J'aime beaucoup l'allure journalistique de la composition.
holmertz (53424) 2012-09-03 8:54
I haven't seen many synagogues on TE, at least not compared to the many churches, mosques, Hindu or Buddhist temples etc. This is an interesting view with many fine details and very goid light.
marabu61 (11055) 2012-09-03 12:27
Oh, I love Synagoges and here you are showing us a gorgeous example, so full of live with the festivities in full swing. Your light management is excellent and the sharpness and clarity of the photo is amazing.
zoomer (6) 2012-09-03 15:13
Hello,your picture expresses the festive atmosphere in a most beautiful and elegant fashion.Best wishes,Wolf.
bukitgolfb301 (42292) 2012-09-03 15:49
Hi dear Malgo, a great world traveler.
Very very tasteful and authentic shot.
Yes you have Jewish, ya ya, I remind the history again.
Nice light control and under exposure, that makes so fantastic presentation. Thanks for your sharing and have a good day!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
jjcordier (79297) 2012-09-03 22:42
Une bonne photo d'ambiance avec une intéressante utilisation des lampes dans la composition.
delpeoples (58276) 2012-09-04 1:09
Ciao cara Itchy Feet
What an amazing scene, it is nearly impossible to see something like this in Sydney, the security in synagogues is always very high level. Poland have such a history, especially a Jewish history, and this photo is so much more than just a photo well-realised. Beautiful perspective and light management in what looked to be difficult conditions.
dkmurphys (59145) 2012-09-04 2:29
Very fine scene of the ceremony. The place looks nice and the atmosphere is quite pious. Well taken.
saxo042 (37888) 2012-09-04 7:49
A very interesting picture with a high TE value; to learn about the world!
papagolf21 (102388) 2012-09-05 0:24
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Très bonne présentation générale de cette réunion.
Nous pouvons admirer l'intérieur de l'édifice religieux avec une plongée sur le coeur central.
Bravo pour cette réalisation faite à main levée.
Sujet intéressant et bien traité.
Nicou (143028) 2012-09-05 1:07
quelle vue e tiamge ces lustre qui brillent quelle iamge de cette belle salle quelle maîtrise des lumières et captage, sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
ikeharel (72109) 2012-09-05 2:02
A nice gesture I saw in your note, and a wonderful indoor's photo taken.
Jewish food is always derived from the neighbourhood: that's to say Polish Jewish food is so different from let's say Romanian or Turkish Jewish food. My late mother was a Polish-Jewish food cook, by the way.
Fine light and clarity managed, good showing the magnificent yet humble decorations and architecture's.
nikkitta (17066) 2012-09-06 11:42
Informative and interesting note to introduce this interior capture with a difficult light well managed
Like your POV, the best one possible,to best watch the inside of a synagogue