The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom” was a partner of the first edition of “kvARTal – Festival for culture and way of life”, which was held from 16 to 18 September in the old Jewish quarter of Sofia. During the event three rounds of tours around “Jewish Sofia” were organized. The guide Slavyan Kanovski showed nearly 200 participants the Jewish landmarks in the capital. The whole Sunday the Sofia Central Synagogue was open to visitors.
The lecture of Maxim Delchev in the yard of the Synagogue on the topic “Jewish quarter: How does a Jewish community operates and what kind of people, eccentrics and stories we can meet there” also garnered many listeners, and just before the lecture an unique performance by the Voin de Voin’s “Dream Diary” took place in which Maya Baltaliyska was also featured.
A joint initiative during the festival was the screening of the documentary “Sofia Ladino Club” at the Cinema House and a live meeting with some of the heroines of the movie, the writer Angel Wagenstein and the actress Tatyana Lolova.