Jewish Krakow Part 1: 

The Golden Age Of Krakow Jews

Thursday, July 25

USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET

UK 8:00 pm / France 09:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

Join us to learn about the Golden Age of Krakow Jews and discover Kazimierz, Krakow's Jewish quarter. Learn what attracted Jews to Krakow, when the Old Synagogue was built, and why Jews left Krakow and settled in Kazimierz. As you stroll through the streets of the Old Town, you'll follow in the footsteps of the Jews who moved from the city center to Kazimierz. You'll hear exciting stories of Jewish traders and prominent thinkers and virtually visit 7 old synagogues while learning their fascinating history. You'll also discover who the legendary Esterka was and what the prominent Polish King Casimir the Great did for the Krakow Jews.

About Olga

An Odessa local, Olga Bokhonovskaya has spent lots of time living abroad. She's earned her MBA in the US and formerly has been employed in the field of international marketing in California, London Moscow. She switched to the tourism industry in 2011 and founded Odessa Walks tour agency back in her hometown Odessa. Because of the pandemic, she created live-stream virtual programs starting in 2020 that share her hometown's beauty and rich history with people from around the world.

In September 2022 Olga moved to Berlin and Krakow because of the war in Ukraine. While she continues giving virtual tours of Odessa, she now creates live, virtual and in-person cultural and historic tours of Berlin, Krakow and other destinations in Central and Eastern Europe.

You will be asked to select one of these options:

General admission - $18

Supported admission - $9

Sponsor this talk  - $36

With your contribution, you will also be donating to Krakow's Jewish Community (JCC)