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24th Jewish Cultural Festival 04-12 September, 2022

Photo by: Jewish Cultural Festival At multiple locationsBudapest

Dear Visitors,


Please be advised that the events and programmes announced on the website will be held depending on the severity of the prevailing pandemic situation. As such, the information in the article serves information purposes only. The organisers reserve the right to cancel or postpone such events and programmes. Make sure to visit the events’ official website for the latest news.

Jewish Cultural Festival 2022 aims for experience tourism and joie de vivre

The 24th Jewish Cultural Festival will be held between the 4th and the 12th of September at seven different venues across Budapest, including the Dohány Street, Frankel Leó Street, Hegedűs Gyula Street, and Rumbach Street synagogues, as well as the latest addition, the House of Music Hungary. With the slogan, "tuned to joie de vivre", the festival is organised by the Budapest Jewish Community (BZSH) in cooperation with the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (MAZSIHISZ).


In recent years, the Jewish Cultural Festival has become a recognised and prestigious event in the Budapest’s artistic life, succeeding in its twin goals of becoming an important factor in the cultural tourism of the Hungarian capital and playing a key role in the further development of its Jewish Quarter. 

Following some difficult years thanks to the global pandemic, this year’s festival has been given the motto, "tuned to joie de vivre", and the colourful line-up includes both Hungarian and international performers in popular and classical music concerts, and a whole host of literary and children’s events.


And so, without further ado, we are delighted to invite you to take part in the 24th Jewish Cultural Festival, and we are certain that both first-time and returning visitors will greatly enjoy the wonderful events that we have lined up. Guests will once again be able to watch stars of both the Hungarian and international music scenes, and enjoy shows across the traditional synagogue venues, as well as the House of Music Hungary. 


Throughout its history, the festival has always guaranteed high-quality, artistic entertainment, but this year extra special efforts have been made to ensure the most incredible shows and events, creating the ultimate celebration of life that will help to put the spectre of the global pandemic firmly behind us.


So, come and enjoy a unique series of musical, literary, and artistic events held across 7 different venues between the 4th and the 12th of September, and join many others in this celebration of Hungarian and Jewish life and culture.


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