This inviting Judaica shop is located in the Venician Jewish ghetto and sells a variety of Jewish decor made in Venice. Their store is filled with silver, Murano glass, crystal, mosaics, and bronze pieces from mezuzot and menorahs to Shabbat candles and Hebrew-emroidered cloth. Arte Ebracio Shalom also creates and sells a variety of unique pieces for shops, museums, and synagogues.
The “Nazionale” hotel, is a typical historic XVth century building, situated in the medieval heart of Ferrara, just few steps away from the magnificent Romanesque XIIth century cathedral and of the Estense Castle, in the heart of the artistic and cultural town centre. Completely refurbished, the hotel has been meticulously and carefully reconstructed and furnished with fine materials and fabrics. As a result, each room is characterized by its strong personality: clean lines and surfaces, warm and elegant colors that blend together to give the feeling of warm and friendly atmosphere. Staying in “Nazionale” Hotel, will make you feel like living in a harmonious environment, enriched with precious details, where history and modernity merge together in one environmental solution, giving the right balance between comfort and design.
Immersed in the historic center of the Jewish Ghetto, one can dine at the Balebúste Osteria that builds creativity in recipes without forgetting tradition, good wine and a familiar atmosphere
Born 1962 in Caltagirone/Sicily, daughter to a German speaking Swiss mother and a Sicilian father, I spent my childhood and youth mainly in Sicily, South Tyrol, and Switzerland. Very early I got in touch with the fascinating world of foreign languages and tourism. After spending long periods of time abroad – in Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and France – for study and work purposes and after getting a University degree in Modern Languages at Verona University, I gained work experience in different industries: foreign trade, manufacturing industry, education, tourism. Music, Photography, Architecture, Crafts, Food & Wine have ever since been among my main interests. I now work in tourism, a very dynamic, exciting and demanding environment, which constantly offers me new challenges and opportunities. Since 1997 I have been working as a freelance official tour guide in Ferrara and its Province, and as an official tour leader since 2000.
Ferrara is rich with a Jewish history that dates back to the middle ages. Visitors can appreciate the countless landmarks that pay tribute to this heritage firsthand. The Ghetto area has remained intact both in look and layout throughout various restorations and is now a pedestrian area complete with historical markers and boutiques. The area where the Jewish population once lived has never lost the commercial character it had since its inception and remains a pleasant place to meet up, look around, learn, and shop. The Historic Community Building in Ferrara was built as early as 1481 (and possibly earlier) and is another important stop on this Jewish itinerary. It was the site of the city's first synagogue, at 95 Via Mazzini. The building currently houses synagogues, community offices, a prayer room, and a museum which narrates the cycle of life, houses historically significant objects like the keys to the ghetto, as well as sacred objects. Most importantly, the museum tells the story of the community from the establishment of the ghetto, through the French occupation, to the unification of Italy, and celebrates the Jewish contribution to literature. The city's Addizione Erculea Jewish cemetery goes back to the 15th century and is the final resting place for writer Giorgio Bassani.
Celebrating the cultural legacy of the city of Izmir and the Sephardic community, which since the 16th century has been an important component of the ethnic mosaic of today’s Konak district area. There will be interesting tours, talks, film screenings, concerts and more during the festival.
The Jewish community of France is the third largest in the world with over 500,000 citizens. The team at European Jewish Heritage Tours prides itself on showing explaining the rich cultural and religious heritage of French Jews through the country’s cities and regions, synagogues and monuments, artists and public figures all of which reveal how Jewish life has developed in France since the Middle Ages. For centuries France has been an important center of European Jewish life and scholarship; the cities of Paris, Troyes, Avignon, Colmar, and Narbonne were known throughout the Christian and Jewish worlds for their rabbis and interpreters of the Torah and the Talmud. In the company of European Jewish Heritage Tours, you will discover the places where these luminaries made their mark, and walk in the footsteps of such renowned figures in the arts and industry, including Sarah Bernhardt, Jacques Offenbach, Marcel Proust, Marc Chagall, Camille Pissarro, André Citroën, James de Rothschild, and Amadeo Modigliani. You will also learn about the celebrated Jewish families who financed the reconstruction of Paris in the 19th century and who played a significant role in the Industrial Revolution and in social legislation such as paid vacations and the 40-hour work week. Today, France’s President has clearly stated that he is “a friend of Israel” and has encouraged Holocaust studies in the French public school system. In addition, the French government is actively working to secure synagogues and other Jewish sites, and is working to establish other educational programs to combat anti-Semitism. These are just some of the multiple signs that Jewish citizens and their interests are being given new consideration and respect in France today. One of history’s greatest Torah and Talmud commentators, Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac, known by the acronym Rashi (1040-1105), was born, lived, and taught here. During the First Crusade, Rashi was forced to flee anti-Jewish riots. He returned to Worms, Germany, where he had first studied. He remained there until his death. Rashi’s grandson, the noted Jewish scholar known as Rabbenu Tam (1100-1171) also taught in Troyes and attracted students from all over Europe. Historians believe that the St-Frobert quarter was the Jewish quarter. Nothing remains of the medieval Jewish community that, although very small in size, made a huge contribution to Judaism This tour, which includes many of the timbered houses of Medieval Troyes, also includes the Synagogue of Troyes, located in an historic section of town, a replica of one from Rashi’s time. Begun in 1982, it was dedicated in 1987. This year, you will also discover a special exhibit on Rashi’s era at the European Institute dedicated to the studies of the celebrated Jewish sage. (Group tours can be arranged through European Jewish Heritage Tours). A day out to Troyes can be combined with a kosher champagne wine tasting near Reims.
ARCHI RASHI - The discovering of “Rashi” through local architecture as a guided tour in Troyes city center. CulturistiQ invites you to an original architectural discovery of the alleys of Troyes. Throughout the course, we will delve into the description made by Rashi and his disciples through their comments in the Bible and the Talmud, to discover, beyond the architecture, techniques and tools of Champagne of the Middle Ages and traditions of Judaism. RASHI & THE GARDEN OF EDEN - Guided tour in partnership with Maximilien Maire, nature guide. CulturistiQ and Maximilien Nature Guide invite you to explore the gardens and undergrowth of the Viennes path in Troyes. Throughout this stroll, we will delve into the commentaries of Rashi in the Bible and the Talmud, to discover the vegetation and the place of nature in medieval daily life and in the customs and traditions of Judaism. A TRIP INTO CHAMPAGNE WINERY WITH RASHI – A meeting experience with Champagne House Barrat-Masson CulturistiQ and La Maison de Champagne Barrat-Masson invite you to discover the vineyards, cellars, techniques and the wine of Champagne in Villenauxe-La-Grande. Throughout this meeting, we will delve into the commentaries of Rashi in the Bible and the Talmud, to understand beyond the wine and the vineyard of Champagne, the place of wine in the Middle Ages and the customs and traditions of Judaism. BEES, HONEY AND HONEYCOMBS WITH RASHI – A meeting experience with beekeepers CulturistiQ and Le Rucher Barbotte invite you to discover the techniques of beekeeping and honey from Nesle-la-Reposte. Throughout this meeting, we will delve into the commentaries of Rashi in the Bible and the Talmud, to understand beyond honey and bees, the place of honey in the Middle Ages and the customs and traditions of Judaism. STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL TIMES, RASHI & BERNARD DE CLAIRVAUX – a meeting day in partnership with CulturistiQ and the Association Renaissance de l'Abbaye de Clairvaux. Both welcome you to the Hostellerie des Dames to discover the great Champagne figures of medieval times and their relationships through the study of sacred texts. A dive around the book and the written, the thought and the spirit, to illuminate the intellectual encounters and exchanges between Jews and Christians.
Emblematic of restaurants that know how to resist time and fashions, L’Alhambra has been part of the Aube culinary panorama for 54 years with oriental cuisine that is a delight in the heart of Troyes. Come and taste our authentic Couscous and Tajines specialties. Our long-standing bestseller: lamb kebab couscous. The semolina is prepared in olive oil, the vegetables exude freshness and the choice of meat is uncompromising. All our products are fresh, this goes for our couscous as well as for our two tagines and our Algerian salads, well appreciated on the terrace in summer. As for our oriental pastries, they are homemade. We also offer vegan dishes, like our couscous-vegetables, with chickpeas and harissa as a bonus.
Come and taste Champagne specialties such as andouillette 5A at the restaurant La Fille du Potager in the historic city center of Troyes. We welcome you in a typical Champagne setting with 2 rooms upstairs. We can receive you in groups of 10 to 45 people.
Restaurant, Brasserie, Bar, Terrace and Club in the cellar in Troyes - Home cooking and pastry, fresh, local and seasonal products - Cocktails and Champagne Wines - Maître Restaurateur since 2013
We are happy to welcome you to our charming 19th century Guesthouse situated in the heart of the city of Troyes in the Champagne-Ardenne region, which is only 2h from Paris. After two years refurbishment, our house which was constructed and inhabited by the historian Albert Babeau, has now today been completely restored. It offers a modern decor while keeping its historian character and the authenticity of this beautiful house. Comfortably installed in one of our 5 spacious and charming rooms, we offer your stay under the sign of relaxation and discovery of the French « Art de vivre ».
The "Fire and Water Fountain", commonly referred to as "Dizengoff Square Fountain", is a Tel Avivian landmark in the center of Dizengoff Square. Dedicated in 1986, the fountain is a kinetic sculpture and the work of the Israeli artist, Yaacov Agam. Agam developed this fountain over a period of ten years and it is one of his most renowned creations. He has gained international recognition as one of the founders of the kinetic art movement. The fountain consists of an illusory and a movement dimension. These are both typically works of Kinetic and Op art, which is achieved by the use of technology and the observer's movement. The fountain is composed of several big jagged wheels, which were designed in the kinetic style (colored geometric shapes, which are perceived as different images from different angles). A technological mechanism is automatically activated at different times of the day and the night, turning the wheels on their hinges, injecting water upwards in various forms, spitting fire upwards, while playing music. Throughout the years the fountain drew a lot of criticism from the Tel Aviv residents for the high cost of its ongoing maintenance. Until recently, the fountain was poorly maintained and occasionally stopped operating. However, the fountain was recently repainted and is a large social landmark known by all Tel Avivians. Photo Attributions: Ted Eytan, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Ori lubin, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Rubinstein Felix,, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
The Eretz Israel Museum is a historical and archeological museum in the Ramat Aviv neighborhood of Tel Aviv. Established in 1953, the museum has a large display of archaeological, anthropological, and historical artifacts organized in a series of exhibition pavilions on its grounds. Each pavilion is dedicated to a different subject: glassware, ceramics, coins, copper, and more. The museum also has a planetarium. The "Man and His Work" wing features live demonstrations of ancient methods of weaving, jewelry and pottery making, grain grinding, and bread baking. Tel Qasile, an excavation in which 12 distinct layers of culture have been uncovered, is on the grounds of the museum.
Located in Ramat Aviv, The Palmach Museum is dedicated to the Palmach. This is the strike-force of the pre-state underground Haganah defense organization, which is now integrated into the Israel Defense Forces. Opened in 2000, the Palmach Museum commemorates the Palmach contribution to Israel's establishment and designed by Israeli architects Zvi Hecker and Rafi Segal. The museum is an underground series of multi-media experience chambers, starting with a memorial for the fallen.
While established in 1932, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art was originally the home of Meir Dizengoff, Tel Aviv's first mayor. In 1959, The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art had officially opened. When the museum's collections of modern and contemporary art began to outgrow the premises, planning for a new building began in 1963. Construction commenced in 1966 but stopped for two years due to a shortage of funds. The new museum moved to its current location on King Saul Avenue in 1971. An additional wing was built in 1999, allowing the Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden to be created. The museum also contains "The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Art Education Center", which opened in 1988. The museum houses a comprehensive collection of classical and contemporary Israeli art, a sculpture garden, and a youth wing. In 2018, the museum set an all-time attendance record with 1,018,323 visitors, ranking 70th on the list of most visited art museums. In 2019, the museum's ranking rose to 49th with 1,322,439 visitors. The Museum's collection represents some of the leading artists of the first half of the 20th century and many of the major modern art movements in this period. This includes but is not limited to Fauvism, German Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Russian Constructivism, the De Stijl movement, and Surrealism. It additionally contains french art from the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists period to the School of Paris. These pieces include works of Chaim Soutine, key works by Pablo Picasso, Cubist paintings, sculptures by Jacques Lipchitz, and Surrealists works of Joan Miró. A portion of the Museum displays Israeli Art history and its origins among local artists in the pre-state Zionist community during the early twentieth century. In 1989, the American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein created a giant two-panel mural specifically for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, which is currently hung in the entrance foyer. The collection includes several masterpieces. Among them is the 1916 Friedericke Maria Beer Painting, painted by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and Untitled Improvisation V. In 1914, the Russian master Wassily Kandinsky contributed to the painting as well. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, donated in 1950, includes 36 works by Abstract and Surrealist artists. These include pieces by Jackson Pollock, William Baziotes, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Surrealists works by Yves Tanguy, Roberto Matta, and André Masson. Sculptures are displayed in the entrance plaza and an internal sculpture garden. In addition to a permanent collection, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions of individual artists' work and group shows curated around a common theme.