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Jewish Cultural Festival Budapest

September 3 - September 14

A Multicultural Event with Exciting Programs

The Jewish Cultural Festival in Budapest  is a great opportunity to find out everything about Hungarian Jewish culture.

The Jews played an important part in Hungary’s history. The city’s Jewish community has started to reborn in the previous couple of years.

The Great Synagogue in Budapest Dohány Street
The Great Synagogue in Budapest Dohány Street

This cultural event reflects this ambition.

The festival is organized by the Jewish Tourism and Cultural Centre.

Come to the Hungarian capital at the end of summer, and visit some of the programs of this unique event to make your stay even more memorable!

The central venue of the event is the beautiful Dohány Street Central Synagogue in the historic Jewish Quarter.

Venues in Budapest 2017

The Great Synagouge along with the Goldmark Hall (Wesselényi utca 7.) are the main locations of the programs.

Other Venues:

  • Bethlen Square Synagogue (István utca 15., Bp., 1078, district VII.)
  • Frankel Synagogue (Frankel Leo út 49., district II., near Margaret Bridge)
  • Hegedűs Gyula Street Synagogue (Hegedűs Gyula utca 3., distr. XIII.

The festival offers many exciting programs for Jewish and non-Jewish audience alike.

Programs at the Jewish Cultural Festival

Each year the festival awaits visitors with

  • klezmer music,
  • international cantor concert,
  • classical music concerts,
  • light music concerts,
  • dancing

Tickets

Can be purchased

In Broadway Ticket Offices:

  • Jászai Mari Square: 1136 Bp., Hollán Ernő utca 10.Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 18.00
  • Deák Square: 1075 Bp., Károly krt. 21. Opening Hourse: Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 18.00
  • Rózsakert Shopping Centre: 1026 Bp., Gábor Áron utca 74-78. Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 19.00, Sat: 10.00 – 17.00

In the Ticket office of the Belvárosi Színház:

  • Address. 1075 Bp., Károly krt. 3/a. Opening Hours: Mon – Fri:10.00 – 18.00

Some of the Programs in 2017:

Dohány Street Synagogue

Tickets: from 2 900 HUF

  • Concert of the Budapest Klezmer band and the Budapest Bar – 03. September, 20.00,
  • International Cantor Concert – 05. September, 20.00
  • Budapest Jazz Orchestra – Gershwin Evening – 07. September, 20.00
  • From Budapest to Jerusalem: Concert of the Sabbathsong Klezmer Band & the 100-member Gypsy Orchestra, 10. September, 20.00

Goldmark Hall

Address: Wesselényi u. 7., district VII.

  • Ferenc Karinthy: Dreams of Gellért Hill theatre performance – 03. September, 18.00, Tickets: 3 000 HUF
  • Talking Letters – The Mailbox of Celebrities Opens – 06. September, 18.00, Tickets: 3 500 HUF
  • Lionel Goldstein: Halpern And Johnson – 04. September, 18.00, Tickets: 3 000 HUF
  • Károly Nóti: Let’s Love  Each Other, Kids – 10. September, 15.00, Tickets: 3 800 HUF
  • Somnakaj Gypsy Musical – 11. September, 18.00, Tickets: 3 000 HUF
  • Marianna Salzmann: My Mother Said So, 12. September, 18.00, Tickets: 3 000 HUF
  • Sass Sylvia’s Aria And Poetry Evening, 14. September, 18.00, Tickets: 3 000 HUF

Hegedűs Gyula Street Synagogue

Address: Hegedűs Gyula utca 3., district XIII.

  • Klezmerész Band Concert, 07. September, 19.00, Tickets: 2 500 HUF
  • Jidise Máme – Andrea Malek Concert, 11. September, 19.00, Tickets: 3 000 HUF
  • Bejn Hajamim Band Concert, 12. September, 19.00, Tickets: 3 000 HUF

Bethlen Square Synagogue

Address: István utca 15., Bp., 1078, district VII.

  • Not Quite Yesterday – Transylvanian And Maramures Jewish Folk Performance, 05. September, 19.00, Tickets: 3 000 HUF

More Jewish Events in Budapest

  • Judafest Cultural and Gastro Festival – a five-day cultural and foodie festival in Kazinczy St., district VII. See the official website of the event.
  • Cholent Festival in Kazinczy Street, 27. August 2017 – the gastro festival takes place for the 3rd time on the last Sunday of August between 11.00 – 21.00. Entry is FREE.

TIP: Find more great Budapest festivals, things to do in August 2016. Other great festivals and programs in September 2017.

Other Summer Events:

Beer Festival in Buda CastleSummer Festival  – Sziget Festival  – Festival of Folk Arts  – F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Top Summer Activities

Details

Start:
September 3
End:
September 14