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Gilad Hochman

The Sound of Silence

Young Israeli composer Gilad Hochman finds inspiration in the dissonances he experiences in Berlin. Exploring the narrative of eternal migration, Hochman creates an impressive body of work ranging from pieces for solo instruments to chamber music and symphonies. We introduce the innovative composer in an exclusive interview. And find out why Hochman believes that “music is the closest thing to God.”…
The Lake House, photograph by Lotte Jacobi, 1928
(c)  (Alexander Family Archive)

Soul Place

A house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin tells the story of 20th century Germany and becomes a center for education and reconciliation…
Singer Sveta Kundish
Credit: Xenia Mushkat

Voice of Ashkenaz

Take part in the Yiddish Summer Weimar festival, one of the most intense learning experiences among Yiddish cultural events worldwide…

Anne Frank in Sils Maria

The Swiss resort was the girl’s childhood paradise and has a very special Jewish history, being a favorite with many intellectuals and artists…
Under communism dwarves became a symbol of underground protest. These sisyphers were among the first

Wroclaw – Capital of Culture

Proudly identifying itself as “The Meeting Place”, Poland’s current boomtown with its rich history and unique Jewish heritage is hosting more than a thousand cultural events and major projects this year to help promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. Once praised as the city of tradition and enlightenment, modern Wroclaw is building its modern identity at the heart of Europe…