Thank you Jeff Cymbler for translation:
We are starting with a new series of lectures, meetings and discussions at the historic Jewish house of prayer, the seat of the Brama Cukermana foundation in Będzin.
SZUL. House of meetings and learning.
SZUL is a program devoted to local and regional history and cultural heritage, which will be implemented by historians, researchers, writers, artists and enthusiasts. The topics of the meetings are the rich, multicultural history of the lands of the present Silesian Voivodeship, i.e. the former Silesian-Dąbrowski border, but also the issues of material heritage, its protection and importance for local communities. The meetings will enable the recipients to get to know the unknown and interesting world.
The word SZUL in the title of the project directly refers to the historical character of the meeting place – the former Jewish house of prayer in the so-called The Cukerman Gate in Będzin. The word SZUL in Yiddish meant a small synagogue. Before the Second World War, such places, apart from obviously religious ones, also had numerous social, integration and educational functions. We want to symbolically refer to this aspect of history in order to involve the inhabitants of the city and the region in the activities carried out here, and at the same time to sensitize them to history and stimulate openness, hospitality and tolerance.
SZUL is open to everyone – residents of the city and the region – interested in local history and cultural heritage.

May-December 2022, Saturdays, hours. 17.00-19.00

May 21 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m.
“Cwi Duński – hero of the resistance movement” – Tomek Grząślewicz
June 25 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m.
“The Będzin Cukierman family – the founders of the synagogue in the light of genealogical research” – Andrzej Ciepał
July 23 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m.
“Jurassic Judaica in the Silesian Province. History, monuments and places connected with the Jewish community ”- Grzegorz Onyszko
August 20 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m.
“From Abraham to Cukierman. A story about a place and secrets hidden under paint ”- Dariusz Walerjański
September 24 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m.
“Treasures. Seekers and keepers of Jewish memory ”- meeting with Patrycja Dołowy, author of the book
October 29 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m.
“Chajka Klinger- the heroine of the hideout that no longer exists” – Natalia Romik
October 29 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m
“Lost photos. A thing about two collections ”- Karolina Jakoweńko and Piotr Jakoweńko
November 19 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m.
“Stanisław Wygodzki – a writer from Będzin” – Izabela Tumas – Matuszewska
December 10 (Saturday), 5.00 p.m.
“Old photos, tickets to memories” – Roman Kowenia Obywatelrzymu
The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the cycle program.
Admission to all events is free. The number of places at meetings is limited.
The project was co-financed by the Self-Government of the Śląskie Voivodeship