Krakow Jewish Culture Festival 2024 

A Virtual Experience

Tuesday, July 23

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 60 minutes

About this talk

This pre-recorded tour, with the guide's live narrative, takes you through the events of the annual Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. One of the oldest and largest events in the world, presenting both traditional and modern Jewish culture, the festival is held in Kazimierz, Krakow's former Jewish quarter for the 33rd time this year.

The festival brings together artists of Jewish culture from all over the world – music bands, soloists, choirs, jazz musicians, and dance teachers. Its events educate people about Jewish culture, history, and faith, which flourished in Poland before the Holocaust and familiarize them with modern Jewish culture that flourishes in the US and Israel. The program includes Jewish art exhibitions, lectures, and visits to synagogues and cemeteries. Watch the tour to get a feel for this unique festival that celebrates Jewish culture.

After the virtual visit to the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, Olga will share about her tailor-made in-person Jewish Heritage tours of Krakow, Berlin, Nuremberg and Regensburg, and soon further exciting destinations will be added to their travel list in Poland and Germany. 

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.