Kolín Trip June 2022

Kolín for the 80th anniversary of Deportations

Kolín SynagogueJoin Rabbi Dr Andrew and Sharon Goldstein in the Czech Republic to mark the 80th anniversary of Deportations of the Jews of Kolín.  The full programme is as follows but individuals should make their own arrangements and decide on how long they would like to stay.

Wednesday 15 June

Fly to Prague and visit Ec Chajim the new Liberal community led by Rabbi David Maxa

Thursday 16 June

Morning in Prague then by train to Kolín (Hotel Theresia)

Friday 17 June

Commemoration of 80th Anniversary of Deportations

10am Welcome by Mayor in Kolín Town Hall

11am Meeting in the Kolín Synagogue to view the new exhibition about survivor Tommy Glaser

12 midday Walk to the school where all Jews had to gather and were incarcerated for three days before deportation. Ten years ago, our community was in Kolín and unveiled a plaque at this site commemorating the school children who were deported. Afterwards, we will walk to the minor rail station from where the Jews of Kolín and other local towns like Podebrady were transported to Terezín.

1:15pm Return to the town centre for lunch and visit the ghetto and other Jewish sites

6pm Friday night service in the Kolín Synagogue with members of the Ec Chajim congregation and Rabbi David Maxa

Saturday 18 June

Travel by coach to nearby Podebrady to dedicate a memorial at the Luxor home, a Jewish Care home for elderly survivors of the Shoah. After lunch visit the castle and other sites in this spa town.

Sunday 19 June

Return home or back to Prague for more sightseeing.

For more information or to express an interest contact Rabbi Andrew Goldstein via the Synagogue Office.