Main Israel Jubilee Events- Eastern Europe and the CIS
 ISRAEL’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY AROUND THE WORLD
  NORTH  AMERICA  |  LATIN  AMERICA  |  WESTERN  EUROPE  |  EASTERN  EUROPE  |  ASIA  &  OCEANIA  |  AFRICA    
 Main Israel Jubilee Events- Eastern Europe and the CIS
 
 Main Israel Jubilee Events- Eastern Europe and the CIS
  Main Israel Jubilee Events: Eastern Europe and the CIS

Note: The information below was provided by the respective Israeli embassies and consulates abroad (highlighted in bold). For further information or clarification, please contact them directly. Addresses, e-mail addresses and contact numbers can be accessed from our website.

(updated as of January 4, 1998)

Location

                         

Date

Type of event

ALMA-ATA

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Exhibitions
Musical performances

   

BAKU

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Exhibitions
Musical performances

   

BELGRADE

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Exhibitions
Musical performances

   

BUCHAREST

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Main event and reception
Traveling exhibitions

   

BUDAPEST

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Exhibitions
Musical performances

   

KIEV

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception
Festive concert
Appearances by Israeli artists

   

MINSK

Dec. 23, 1997

Opening event lighting of the first candle with the participation of the Foreign Minister

 

Dec. 25, 1997

Third night of Hanukkah finals in the youth contest on "Israel at 50"

   

MOSCOW

Dec. 23, 1997

Hanukkah opening event

 

Independence Day

Festive reception

 

Apr. 30, 1998

Russian Artists Salute Israel:

  • Concert of Israeli pieces performed by the Kremlin Orchestra
  • Nationwide television broadcast about Israel

    Israeli artists representing Israeli culture:

  • Israeli film festival
  • "Nofim" exhibition of landscape paintings at the Museum of the East>
  • Exhibition: "Wandering Birds"
  • Modern ballet from Israel
  • Culture Week St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod
  • Visit by a writer
  • Concert by an Israeli orchestra or Israeli soloists
  • Events in Jewish communities in conjunction with the Liaison Bureau

    Special publications:
    Political: Israel-USSR and Israel-Russian relations
    Literary: Anthology of stories

  •    

    PRAGUE

    Dec. 23, 1997

    Opening event lighting of the first candle chairman of the Czech Senate, Petr Pithart
    Distribution of a calendar produced for the jubilee by the embassy

     

    Jan. 2128, 1998

    The Febiofest 98 film festival will dedicate two divisions to Israeli films.

     

    Feb. 11, 1998

    Reopening of the Great Synagogue in Pilsen, one of the largest in the world

     

    Mar. 5, 1998

    Festive concert in Prague to mark Israels jubilee

     

    Apr. 30, 1998

    Independence Day reception

     

    May 2124, 1998

    Israel will be the main guest at the international book fair in Prague. Approximately five authors and translators will be guests of the fair and will hold readings.
    "Jerusalem from the Air" exhibition at the National Library
    Before the fair the newspapers Mlada Fronta Dans and Lidova Noviny will print a series of articles on Israel, with special emphasis on Israeli culture and literature.
    The Ramat Gan Chamber Orchestra will give two performances at the fair.
    Center for Education and Culture of the Jewish Museum in Prague seminar, films on Israeli authors and literature

     

    May 1998

    The Speaker of the Knesset has been invited for an official visit by the Speaker of the Czech Chamber of Deputies

     

    May 1998

    The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is preparing an exhibition on "Israel and Us."

     

    May 27, 1998

    The prestigious Spring Festival in Prague will dedicate a special festive concert to Israels jubilee.

     

    July 1998

    The music festival of Southern Bohemia has invited Israel to be its main guest.

     

    July 1998

    "Jerusalem from the Air" exhibition in the city of Cesky Budejovice

     

    July 14, 1998

    Israel Day in the city of Bechyne

     

    October-November 1998

    Jewish music festival in Prague
    Festive events organized by the Czech-Israel Friendship Society and the Peace Club
    Production of Facts about Israel in Czech
    Participation of Czech representatives in various conferences to be held in Israel: Jewish parliamentarians, mayors, twin cities, etc.
    Production of a festive newsletter in honor of the jubilee

       

    RIGA

    Dec. 23, 1997

    Hanukkah opening event

     

    Independence Day

    Festive reception

     

    Around Independence Day

    Salute to Israel concert Latvian Symphony Orchestra, choir, and Israeli cellist (Mischa Maisky), conducted by Asher Fish at the opera house
    Exhibitions
    Musical performances

     

    Throughout 1998

    "Jerusalem Vigil": trips to Jerusalem by Christian delegations

     

    Spring 1998

    Delegation of friendship leagues from the Estonian and Latvian parliaments to plant the Israeli-Baltic Friendship Forest
    Establishment of a large memorial center in memory of the communities destroyed in the Holocaust
    Performances by the Gesher Theater

       

    SOFIA

    Dec. 23, 1997

    Hanukkah opening event

     

    Independence Day

    Festive reception
    Exhibitions
    Musical performances

       

    TASHKENT

    Dec. 23, 1997

    Hanukkah opening event

     

    Independence Day

    Festive reception
    Exhibitions
    Musical performances

       

    TBILISI

    Dec. 23, 1997

    Hanukkah opening event

     

    Independence Day

    Festive reception
    Exhibitions
    Musical performances

       

    WARSAW

    July 1998

    Exhibition by Israeli and Polish artists in the Zakhnate gallery

     

    Dec. 23, 1997

    The "Vibrant Israel" exhibition will open in Warsaw, and on Jan. 19 in Poznan.
    Israeli participation in the theater festival in Lublin (perhaps the Haifa Theater)

     

    May 1998

    Book fair in Warsaw to mark the jubilee
    Publication of an anthology of Israeli literature in Polish translation
    Retrospective of Israeli films in honor of the jubilee
    Supplement on Israel in a mass-circulation Polish newspaper
    Tour of Poland by "Hassadna" the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Art

     

    March 1998

    Conference of alumni of Mashav agriculture courses
    The Cracow Festival of Jewish Culture this summer will be dedicated to Israels jubilee.