Based on an idea of City Councilor for Culture Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, the prize is awarded once each year in memory of Leon Zelman and his work as the longstanding director of the Jewish Welcome Service and publisher of the periodical The Jewish Echo.
To award projects and organizations in the spirit of Leon Zelman and the Jewish Welcome Service. The prize money is intended to contribute to the continuation of the respective project/initiative. The Jewish Welcome Service is an essential link and often also the point of contact for the concerns and projects of many organizations and initiatives.
Source: Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien
November 7-9, 13-15, and 22-23, 8 p.m. at TTZ Tanz und Theaterzentrum Graz, Viktor Franz Straße 9
The 100th birthday celebration is postponed: The Austro-American actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr (née: Hedwig Kiesler) was not, as many sources claim, born on November 9, 1913 but exactely one year later at the hospital Sanatorium Hera in the Alsergrund district in Vienna. That is the information the Austrian Press Agency (APA) received from the Birth, Death and Marriage Register of the Jewish Community Vienna. Nevertheless, her life is the focus of a theater production in Graz that celebrates its premier on Thursday (November 7, 2013).
Source: Der Standard
For students and researches, who were expelled during the Nazi era
Vienna – By spring 2014, the Vienna University of Economics and Business will have completed a memorial for students and employees, who were expelled from the former University of International Trade (HWL) during the Nazi era, a press release from the University stated on Friday, October 18, 2013.
Source: Israeltische Kultusgemeinde Wien
It took nearly three years. However, on Thursday [26 September, 2013] the agreement between the Jewish Community (IKG) and the city of Vienna concerning the maintenance of Jewish cemeteries in Vienna will be discussed in the Viennese municipal council.
Source: Jewish Welcome Service Vienna
June 24 - July 1, 2013
At the invitation of City Councilor Mailath-Pokorny a delegation from AJC ACCESS New York was again travelling to Vienna this year. Founded in the year 1906, the American Jewish Committee is the oldest Jewish organisation in the USA. ACCESS is aimed at the younger generation of AJC (young professionals aged between 25 and 30). ACCESS runs offices in the USA and Israel. Together with ACCESS and in cooperation with the Press & Information Service of the Austrian Embassy in Washington, the Jewish Welcome Service designed and organised a programme focusing on Vienna.
Source: The Wiener Staedtische Versicherungsverein
When: 18 April until 6 September 2013
Where: Ausstellungszentrum im Ringturm, 1., Schottenring 30
To mark the 200th anniversary of his birth, the exhibition in the "Architecture in the Ringturm" series by the Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein is a solo exhibition devoted to probably the most significant architect of Vienna's Ringstraße era - Theophil Hansen. Hansen's legacy includes not only his fine buildings on the Vienna Ringstraße but also the significant impact of his work on the development of International Modernism. As well as selected examples of Hansen’s buildings in Vienna (Vienna's Parliament building, Musikverein concert hall, several city palaces - among them the Palais Ephrussi and Epstein), the exhibition also features some of his lesser known works in Central and Eastern Europe.
Find more details here.