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31st JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL  |  WATER |  press info

This year, Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow will be held between June 24th and July 3rd, 2022 in Krakow’s Jewish quarter – Kazimierz.

This will be the third edition of the festival, dedicated to elements. 29th edition was dedicated to the earth (2019), anniversary 30th edition in 2020 was dedicated to the fire preceeded by Prolog 30th JCF in 2020. This year the main point of reference for festival events will be water: its ritual and religious functions, symbolics and connotations, as well as very practical aspects, including climate change issues.  

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photos from the current edition

Photos are available for free in non-commercial purposes
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To get a free accreditation for the 31st JCF, please complete the form below and return it to (subject: accreditation for the 31st JCF).

Accreditations will be available at the JCF office at ulica Józefa 36 from Friday, 24 June. If you have any questions, please contact me:

Accreditation form


For many years now, the Jewish Culture Festival has been promoting the region of Małopolska – with this year being no exception. The JCF has been invited to a new project,  “Małopolska Showpieces”, together with other events which promote the region and strengthen the sense of the local identity among its residents, building a strong brand of  “Małopolska.”

All these events will show the cultural abundance of the Małopolska region with its diversity and respect for tradition which they forge into a modern stye of life. The Jewish Culture Festival shows the Jewish culture which for many years had a great influence on the life in our region. It was here that the great Hassidic dynasties came into being and the Jewish reformers were active – together with their Polish neighbors, they were building what we call now our Małopolska  cultural heritage.

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Golden Ages: Brooklyn cantorial revival today

This is not only a title of this year’s Cantors Concert but also a title of our first LP! This unique record will premiere during the festival but already now you can listen to it and download on Bandcamp.

This is a record of a phenomenon taking place now in Brookly and called cantorial revival among Hassidic societies. It is also a result of work done by Jeremiah Lockwooda, who being born in a family with cantorial tradition has been ne of the spiritus movens of that revival. More information you can find in oress release (link below). You can also meet with Jeremiah Lockwood and Yoel Kohn during recital on July 3rd, in the Festival Tent

press release


Other materials for media

Logo of the JCF as designed by the Studio Otwarte | logopack of the JCF

Photos from past editions are available on our Flickr account. They can be used free of charge in festival-related, non commercial purposes under the conditions that they are accompanied by the name of the event and the name of the photographer (provided n the name of the file). Commercial use of photographs needs to be discussed with the festival as well as with the author – please contact us before publication. | photos of the JCF

Films, short videos and recordings of concerts are available on festival channel on YouTube and Vimeo. If you need high resolution of any of those footage, please contact us. | JCF@ YouTubeJCF @ Vimeo

Festival posters are designed since 2013 by the Studio Otwarte. Before that date, every year they were designed by a different artist, including (among others):  Richard Horowitz, Rafał Olbiński, Hakobo, Janusz Dudziński, Piotr Kunce, Witold Siemaszkiewicz, Oded Ezer. | JCF posters