de Sefarad

Encounters of Jewish-Sephardi Cultures

19 — 23 June 2019
Bragança, Portugal


“Bragança, Territory of Sephardi Culture“

Guided by the stimulus of recovering the Sephardic memory and identity, the Municipality of Bragança now holds two fundamental spaces for its cultural life, dedicated to the subject: the Centre for the Interpretation of the Sephardi Culture in Northeastern Trás-os-Montes (CICS) and the Memorial and Documentation Centre – Bragança Sefardita (Sephardi Memorial), both inaugurated in 2017 and located at the “Street of the Museums”, in the Historical Centre of Bragança.
To give relevance to this wager, the municipality promoted, in that same year, the Land(s) of Sefarad – Encounters of Jewish-Sephardi Cultures. A great acceptance, a recognized success by the critics and by the media and a strong participation in the diverse activities by the community of Bragança, the national and spanish communities, invited guests and international speakers, artists, among many others.
Consequently, a second edition of Land(s) of Sefarad – 2019 – was implicit, and explicit, in the diverse evaluations conducted by the partners and promoters of this project.


A great, 5 days, event is proposed, of both national and international character, with 5 main objectives to fulfill: 
To sensitize to the Jewish Religious Cultural Tourism (national and international); To bring to Bragança figures of international renown, both Jewish and Sephardic, in a connection with Spain: artists, researchers, historians, investors, Sephardic descendants; To involve researchers, historians, local entrepreneurs of Trás-os-Montes and the “Raia” region; To cause an impact in the specialized and generalist media on the importance of the Sephardic culture in the recent past and in our near future; To place Bragança in the International Routes, through a new centrality.


International Congress

19—21 June

Teatro Municipal de Bragança | Centro Cultural Adriano Moreira | Auditório Paulo Quintela

«Diasporas, Identity and Globalization» | It is intended to place the city as a reference center for the reflection on the memory and the Jewish heritage in Portugal and throughout the North of the Iberian Peninsula.
Scientific Coordination: Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas «Alberto Benveniste» da Faculdade de Letras Univ. de Lisboa

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Forum of Sephardic Economics and Entrepreneurship

21 June

Teatro Municipal de Bragança

The 1st International Forum of Sephardic Economics and Entrepreneurship intends to bring to Bragança this multi-continental dynamics, this capacity to undertake, beyond the immediate moment and the close geography. With this Forum, the added values and strategies of the Portuguese economy 's rapproachment to the rhythms and specificities of the Sephardic economy and finance will be equated, with special focus on the connection between Sephardic communities around the world and the connection with the Sephardic Jews who in recent years have sought for the Portuguese citizenship.

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Encounter of Local and Regional Sephardic Historiography

21 June

Teatro Municipal de Bragança

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19 June — 19 September

Centro Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais

Zadok Ben-David, "People I Saw but Never Met"

Photo Credit Gene Ogami

Centro de Fotografia Georges Dussaud

Exhibition “Arquivos de Memórias”, Memorial e Centro de Documentação – Bragança Sefardita

Parallel Exhibitions

Museu Abade de Baçal

The Jews and the New Christians of Bragança: fear and hope in the multicultural wheel of Trás-os-Montes

Centro Cultural Adriano Moreira

Contemporary Art Exhibition, Artists from Spain and Portugal

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Show of Jewish Cinema

19—21 June

Jardim CAC Graça Morais | Open-air Cinema at 10:00pm

Show of Sephardic-Jewish Cinema – documentaries and short films + fiction – with curatorship of Elena Piatok (festival JUDAICA).

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Kosher Market

21 June | 10:00am-7:00pm

Praça da Sé

One of the most immediate solid fields of economical development in the Sephardic world is, of course, that of certified kosher food.

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Concerts of Jewish – Sephardi Music

Gardens of CAC Graça Morais

19 June | 8.00pm

Herança Longínqua

After the Opening. An intimate concert will be performed, with voice, violoncello, guitar and percussion, in a creation of Sephardic songs.

Concerts “Sounds in Diaspora”

Jardim do CAC Graça Morais

20 June | 9.30pm

The Jazzphardic project

Rabi Yehonatan Elazar (sax, clarinete) & Cristina Díaz (piano)

Concerts “Sounds in Diaspora”

Praça Centro Cultural Adriano Moreira

22 June | Saturday | 10:10pm 

Yamma Ensemble, Israel

Sephardic and Hebrew music, etc

Photo Credit Zohar Ron

UDJAT, Portugal

Arabic, Portuguese and Sephardic Music

Free Entry 
Ticket reservation is required (22 June)
Ticket reservation and collection:
Loja interativa de Turismo | +351 273 240 020 / turismo@cm-braganca.pt


Terra(s) de Sefarad


Loja Interativa de Turismo de Bragança
Telephone: +351 273240020 | +351 934491460
Wednesday to Sunday - 9.30am till 1pm | 2pm till 5.30pm

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Accommodation in Bragança

The organization has made an agreement with some Hotels for accommodating visitors with better prices. You need to mention you are participating in the International Congress to enjoy the rates.

Partner Hotels
Hotel São Lázaro 
Tel: (+351)  273 310 070
E-mail: reservas.hsl@hotelsaolazaro.com
Web Site: http://www.hotelsaolazaro.com/

Hotel Tulipa **
Tel: (+351) 273 331 675
E-mail: hotel.tulipa@hotmail.com
Web Site: http://www.tulipaturismo.com/

Baixa Hotel
Tel: (+351) 273 312 079
E-mail: geral@baixahotel.com

Pousada de Portugal S. Bartolomeu (charme)
E-mail: guest@pousadas.pt
Web Site: www.pousadas.pt

Hotel Nordeste Shalom **
Tel: (+351) 273 331 667/8
E-mail: hotel.nordeste.shalom@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.hotel-shalom.com.pt/

Other Hotels in Bragança
Hotel Ibis
Tel: (+351) 273/302520
E-mail: h3338@accor.com
Web Site: www.ibis.com

Pousada da Juventude de Bragança
Tel: (+351) 273 329 231 / 925 665 084
E-mail: pjbraganca@movijovem.pt
Web Site: http://www.pousadasjuventude.pt/pt/pousadas/braganca/

How to get to Bragança 
By car

Access | Distances| Time
Porto - 208 Km | 02h00m - A4
Covilhã - 224 km | 2h21m - A23 | IP2 | A4
Lisboa - 509 Km | 04h53m - A1 | A24 | A4
Zamora – 100Km | 1h13m - N122/E82 | A4 
Salamanca - 171 Km | 01h49m - A-66 | N122/E82 | A4 
Valladolid - 200 Km | 02h10m - E.80/A-62 | A-11 | N122/E82 | A4 
Vigo - 256 Km | 03h07m - A52- ZA-L-2698 | N308
Madrid - 353 Km | 03h42m - A6/AP-6/A-11 | N122/E.82 | A4 

By Bus
from Porto 3h (aprox) | from Lisboa 6h45m (aprox) 
Rede Expressos / Renex
from Porto 3h (aprox) | from Lisboa 6h45m (aprox)

By Airplane
Sevenair / Aero Vip, SA - Cascais/ Bragança (1h30m)

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