12.10.2022 - online

TISH Festival: All About Honey – Jewish, Polish, and Ukrainian Traditions

Honeycamb on a red plate.
fot. Taube Center for Jewish Life & Learning

Ringing in the Jewish New Year on a sweet note, we will explore honey, the bees that make it, and the variety of honey cakes that grace the Jewish holiday table at this time of the year.

  • 12 October (Wednesday), 8.30 PM (CET), register >>
    • 11.30 AM (PDT) / 2.30 PM (EDT) / 7.30 PM (UK) / 9.30 PM (Israel)
    • Meeting in English on Zoom

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett will moderate a conversation with anthropologist Olena Soboleva about Ukrainian beekeeping in the wild, urban apiarist Kamil Baj about beekeeping in Warsaw on rooftops and in apartments, food artist Monika Kucia about Polish honey traditions, and Anna Rok who is caring for two hives in Warsaw’s Jewish Cemetery.

We are delighted to share honey cake recipes and tips for creating the most delicious ones.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett – Professor Emerita of Performance Studies, New York University Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Kamil Baj – co-creator of Pszczelarium, an organization focused on urban bees and setting up urban apiaries.

Monika Kucia – author, journalist, curator, artist, and educator.

Anna Rok – film sound engineer and beekeeper.

Dr. Olena Soboleva – ethnologist, author, and researcher at the Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science.


This event is a special edition of the Taube Center for Jewish Life & Learning TJHTalks.

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