Encounters of Jewish-Sephardi Cultures
19 — 23 June 2019
“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.
14h30 - Teatro Municipal de Bragança
Opening of the International Congress
19h15 - Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais
Official Opening of Terra(s) de Sefarad
19h30 - Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais
Opening of the Exhibition “People I Saw but Never Met” by Zadok Ben-David
20h00 - Jardim do Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais
Opening Concert - Herança Longínqua – Sephardic Music
22h00 - Jardim do Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais
Show of Jewish Cinema - “A Tale of Love and Darkness” de by Natalie Portman
(*Detailed information on the Congress tab)
«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
With this Forum, we will consider the strategies of approaching the Portuguese economy to the Sephardic, both the connection to the Sephardic communities around the world and the connection to the Sephardic Jews who have sought Portuguese citizenship.
With this “meeting” we intend to give voice and space to the research that is closer to the community.
Opening 19 June 2019, 19h30
Until 20 October 2019
Exhibition "Deslocamentos", Photography and Video by António Martins Teixeira, Augusto Lemos e Conceição Magalhães
Opening 20 June 2019, 7:00pm
Until 19 September 2019
Exhibition “Arquivos de Memórias”, Memorial e Centro de Documentação – Bragança Sefardita
Opening 20 June 2019, 7:15pm
Until 15 October 2019
The Jews and the New Christians of Bragança: fear and hope in the multicultural wheel of Trás-os-Montes
Curated by: Marina Pignatelli
Opening 20 June 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Until November 2, 2019
Show of Sephardic-Jewish Cinema – documentaries and short films + fiction – with curatorship of Elena Piatok (festival JUDAICA).
"A Tale of Love and Darkness" / “Uma História de Amor e Trevas”, de Natalie Portman
“Ida”, de Pawel Pawlikowski
“Ellis”, de JR, com Robert de Niro
“Dear God” / Querido Deus, de Erez Tadmor e Guy Nattiv
“Debaixo do Céu”, de Nicholas Oulman.
One of the most immediate solid fields of economical development in the Sephardic world is, of course, that of certified kosher food.
Music and Sephardic songs with Magna Ferreira (voice, percussion), Jed Barahal (violoncello), Uxía Senlle (voice) and Sérgio Tannus (guitar, percussion).
Sephardic music and sonorities in the form of Jazz by Rabbi Yehonatan Elazar (sax, clarinet) & Cristina Díaz (piano).
Sephardic, Hebrew and fusion music.
Portuguese, Sephardic and fusion Music.
Terra(s) de Sefarad
Posto de Turismo Municipal
Av. Cidade de Zamora
+351 273 381 273
Centro de Interpretação da Cultura Sefardita do Nordeste Transmontano
Rua Abílio Beça 103
+351 273 240 022
Accommodation in Bragança
Hotel São Lázaro ***
Tel: (+351) 273 310 070
Web Site: http://www.hotelsaolazaro.com/
Hotel Tulipa **
Tel: (+351) 273 331 675
Web Site: http://www.tulipaturismo.com/
Tel: (+351) 273 312 079
Pousada de Portugal S. Bartolomeu (charme)
Web Site: www.pousadas.pt
Hotel Nordeste Shalom **
Tel: (+351) 273 331 667/8
Web Site: http://www.hotel-shalom.com.pt/
Other Hotels in Bragança
Hotel Ibis ***
Tel: (+351) 273/302520
Web Site: www.ibis.com
Pousada da Juventude de Bragança
Tel: (+351) 273 329 231 / 925 665 084
Web Site: http://www.pousadasjuventude.pt/pt/pousadas/braganca/
How to get to Bragança
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
from Porto 3h (aprox) | from Lisboa 6h45m (aprox)
Rede Expressos / Renex
from Porto 3h (aprox) | from Lisboa 6h45m (aprox)
Sevenair / Aero Vip, SA - Cascais/ Bragança (1h30m)
15 - 18 June 2017