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Adam Lizakowski – poetry reading

September 7th, 2011 Comments off

The poetry reading with Adam Lizakowski took place on August 25, 2011 as planned. Pictures from the event below:

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Adam Lizakowski returns

August 20th, 2011 Comments off

Adam Lizakowski, the Polish poet who was born in Pieszyce / Peterwaldau and has lived in Chicago for the past 20 years, has returned to our synagogue for another reading of his poetry.

Adam Lizakowski - poetry reading ( 2011-08-25 )

Adam Lizakowski – poetry reading ( 2011-08-25 )


Last poetry reading - audience

Last poetry reading – audience

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Summer 2011

August 12th, 2011 Comments off

Żydowski Dzierżoniów, Jewish Rychbach, Jüdisches Reichenbach 1945 – 1948

The exhibition about Jakub Egit and his Yishuf / settlement in Lower Silesia had its first showing in der Landesvertretung des Landes Niedersachsen (seat of the representative of Lower Saxony) in Berlin during December 2010. (see also Jacob Egit and the Jewish Community after 1945 page under History).

Following the showing in Berlin, the exhibition travelled to Krzyżowa / Kreisau, Sitz der Stiftung Kreisau für Europäische Verständigung / Fundacja Krzyżowa dla Porozumienia Europejskiego during February-March 2011, and during April 2011 to Wroclaw / Breslau in the Edith Stein Haus / Dom Edyty Stein. Finally, the exhibition will find its permanent home in our synagogue. Opening date will be rosh hashana (September 29, 2011).

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Further Progress

November 2nd, 2010 Comments off


Ceiling repairs

Ceiling repairs

After years of decay, the broken windows and the leaky roof of the synagogue are now repaired, but the interior plaster walls and the ceiling from 1875 remained in very bad shape, until a crew of inmates of the local penal institution volunteered to knock off the old plaster, replacing it with insulating panels and fresh plaster.


Inmates - Lunch break

Inmates – Lunch break

In return and as recognition of the good work, the Jewish community offered a number of lectures about Jewish history to the inmates.

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The German Consul General in Wrocław visits our Synagogue

October 22nd, 2010 Comments off

On September 14, 2010, the Fundacja Beiteinu Chaj-2004 had the honor and great pleasure to welcome Mr. Bernhard Brasack, Consul General of the German Federal Republic and his wife, Mrs. Elin Magnuùsson at the historic synagogue of Dzierżoniów / Reichenbach.

Mr. and Mrs. Brasack spent more than four hours in and around the old synagogue, enjoying a rich program that included a luncheon served in the synagogue. The City of Dzierżoniów was represented by Mrs. Ostrowska, deputy mayor. The Lutheran Church was represented by Pastor Leszek Wierzbicki, the Catholic Church by Vice Deacon Father Jarosław Leśniak.

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