Jews in Lublin - religious traditions in everyday life

Jews in Lublin - religious traditions in everyday life

The stories of customs and traditions, located in a historical space, that evoke the pre-war atmosphere of Jewish Lublin.

Everyday life of the members of the pre-war Jewish community of Lublin was largely determined by strictly defined rules of faith. The rhythm of a day, a week and a year as well as a life cycle were subject to rituals resulting from the orders of religion and tradition. During the walk around the former Jewish district, the guide will tell you, among others, how the Sabbath is celebrated, what a bar mitzvah is, what the wedding and funeral ceremonies look like and what are the most important holidays in the liturgical calendar. The stories of customs and traditions will be located in a historical space, thus evoking the pre-war atmosphere of Jewish Lublin.

The walk will start at the Castle where once was the center of Jewish life in Lublin. The route will lead through the streets and nooks in which the traces of heritage can still be found, and it will end in the synagogue located in the building of the former Academy of Sages of Lublin.

Practical information:

  • Entry fee to the synagogue in the building of the Academy of Sages of Lublin is charged according to the price list at the Ilan Hotel’s reception desk (about 10 PLN / person).

About Tour

Language:
Polish, English
Theme:
Specialised tour
Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Duration:
up to 3 hours
Tour length:
3 km
Number of people:
from 1 to 30
Price:
  • 1-10 people: 350 PLN
  • 10-20 people: 450 PLN
  • 20-30 people: 500 PLN
For children
For adults
For seniors
For the physically handicapped
For animals

Joanna Krauze

Joanna Krauze

I ‘m a graduate of political science, Jewish studies and psychology of social communication. I live in Lublin by heart and being a guide is my passion. I’m a member of the “Well of Memory” Association and a collaborator of the “Grodzka Gate — NN Theater” Center on a daily basis. As a scholarship holder of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I did part of my studies in Tel Aviv. I work in the ROOTKA tourist office as a guide. I give tours of memorial sites such as: The State Museum at Majdanek and the Museum — Memorial Site in Bełżec. In my spare time, I carry out educational projects concerning the history, heritage and memory of Lublin Jews. I collaborated with the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage, the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland, the State Museum at Majdanek and the Center for Civic Education Foundation. During my walks, I would like to present and explain the history and Jewish heritage of the Lublin region.