Jewish Culture Weeks
Taking modern Jewish life into Frankfurt society
Founded in 1980 on the initiative of Michel Friedman and Hilmar Hoffmann, the Jewish Culture Weeks are now a regular fixture in the Jewish Community cultural programme. Since 1986 the support of the City of Frankfurt Culture Department has also made them more extensive and diverse. The broad spectrum of events is designed to attract anyone with an interest, whether members of our own community, citizens of Frankfurt or guests.
The Jewish Culture Weeks offer fascinating insights into the religion, traditions and way of life of Jews past and present. With a particular focus on the social context, they set out to paint a contemporary picture of Jewish life. Special emphasis is placed on exploring the past to learn more about the long-standing presence of the Jewish Community in the City of Frankfurt.
The next Jewish Culture Weeks take place in autumn 2021. A range of local and international figures will be taking part, and you are warmly invited to join us!
Jewish Film Festival
The Jewish Film Festival takes place every other year, alternating with the Jewish Culture Weeks. Presented by the Jewish Community in Frankfurt in partnership with the city’s Culture Department, the Festival has been running since 2016. With a number of cinemas as partners – including the German Film Museum, Mal Seh’n, Orfeos Erben and Harmonie – the Jewish Film Festival presents films of all genres to showcase the diversity of current Jewish productions. From features and documentaries to shorts and arthouse movies, the various screenings are an opportunity to explore historical, religious and political themes while focusing firmly on the question of the search for one’s own identity. Directors, actors and producers are often on hand for discussions. The next Jewish Film Festival promises another captivating programme of entertaining, emotive, dramatic, effective, moving and personal films.