Renovation of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany

Please, support this project which aim is to raise finance needed for renovation of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany and for renovation of both Jewish cemeteries in the village!

Author: OZ HATIKVA

  • One of the rewards: book - only in Slovak language

  • Kippah

  • Calendar - Jewish year 5779

  • Sterling silver necklace

  • Photo canvas - designs A - C

  • Photo canvas - designs D - E

  • Handmade round Hebrew wall clock - Magen David

  • Handmade round Hebrew wall clock - colourful

  • Painted silk scarves - designs A - C

  • Painted silk scarves - designs D - F

  • Fridge magnets - menorah; logo of the museum

  • Round magnetic badge - text also in English

  • Israel 70th Anniversary T-shirt

  • T-shirt with logo - text also in English

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Tekovské Lužany, Nitriansky kraj, Slovensko

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Tekovské Lužany is one of many south Slovak villages where a continuity of development has been stopped due to tragic historical events that occurred in 1940s. Neighbourly relations of three former municipalities had been disrupted by war and post-war events. The first group of people which was affected and de facto destroyed by those events was the numerous Jewish community.

Jews belonged to a significant part of the population in Tekovské Lužany until 1944. Both, the effort to restore the Jewish monuments in Tekovské Lužany and the gathering of information about the local Jewish community have in Tekovské Lužany an honourable history of more than 30 years. A man of great merit in this effort is Mr. Štefan Šebo from Tekovské Lužany who endeavoured to create an admirable chain of cooperation that led to restoration of the Jewish cemetery in 2002. In 2005, a memorial to the Shoah victims was set up in the Jewish cemetery.

The Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany was ceremoniously opened on September 13th, 2009. The museum is housed in a building that served until the World War II as a beit midrash. A Jewish synagogue (beit ha-kneset) was located near this building, but it was destroyed during the World War II.

This project of renovation of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany arose from a perfect esteem towards all rewarding activities that have already been done with the aim of active approach to history of the Jewish community. Another important incentive and valid reason for renovation is the current state of the museum which can hardly be termed optimal and appropriate to the mission of this institution and remarkable historical sight.

The target amount will be used for interior and exterior repairs of the former beit midrash. The restored space will be partially used for collection and displaying of the artefacts related to former Jewish presence in the village. It will become ‘an open book’ that will authentically tell the story of the Jewish pre-war life in Tekovské Lužany.

The exposition installed at chosen exterior places will focus on the tragedy that unfortunately ended with irretrievable disruption of the peaceful coexistence of Jewish and non-Jewish population and with the destruction of the Jewish community (not only) in Tekovské Lužany. For that purpose, it is necessary to adjust the wooden extension behind the building and make few more necessary adjustments in the museum’s grounds.

Another use of the restored places is connected with organizing meetings on the occasion of some Jewish feasts and holidays, memorial meetings, meetings with  descendants of the Jewish people who at one time lived in Tekovské Lužany then also organizing of events and lectures focused on the Jewish culture, history, language, modern state Israel, etc.

It will include activities that will be markedly helping in natural overcoming and respecting cultural and other differences. It will also help in reducing prejudices. Of course, the precondition for this lies in acquiring of knowledge and in support of educational activities.

Renovation of both Jewish cemeteries in the village is a part of the project, as well. The most significant planned step is a construction of a new memorial with names from stolen or for a different reason missing matzevot (tombstones).

Dear supporters and sympathizers!

Please, support this important effort with financial CONTRIBUTION and SHARING. Contribute to the revival of collective memory, construction of a democratic, plural, tolerant society, and effort "to dress the world in the silky softness of peace"!

Thank you very much for your support!

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  • 2 Toda raba!

    We are very thankful that you want to support our effort without any reward. You can change the rate of contribution at your discretion. 

    Toda raba! Anachnu ma´arichim et ze. We really appreciate it.
    Your reward is then a good feeling ( הרגשה טובה - hargasha tova).

     

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 3
  • 2 Photo fridge magnets

    It is the perfect addition to your fridge or any magnetic surface! You can choose one these designs:
    - the menorah
    - logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany
    Size: 60 x 60 mm

    Please, do not forget to write which design you want.
    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 7
  • 0 Round magnetic badges

    You are going to be rewarded with round magnetic badge with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany!  Diameter: 50 mm

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    EUR 9
  • 1 The book "Abrahámova dcéra" - "The daughter of Abraham"

    We are sorry but this book is available only in Slovak language. If you want, you can make an extra effort – you can buy this book for someone in Slovakia you know or just for unknown recipient. Our effort is to translate it soon into English language. Thank you for your understanding. 
     

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    EUR 11
  • 59 from 60 Kippah with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany

    Obtain a very cool kippah made from cotton twill, in style 3-and-1 (it means two colors: 3 royal blue quadrants and 1 white quadrant; trim color is also royal blue). The size of kippah is standard – 17 cm. Logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany is embroidered on one quadrant (the white quadrant) of the kippah.
    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

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    EUR 19
  • 3 Preßburger Klezmer Band CD

    The Preßburger Klezmer Band is a unique musical group, which has attracted quite a number of fans since it was established in 1995. It is the first Slovak band to take its inspiration from the emotive dance music of Central and Eastern Europe known as klezmer.
    Choose your reward – the Preßburger Klezmer Band CD:- [Lajv], 2002
    - Ot azoy!, 2004
    - Shalom – André Ochodlo & Preßburger Klezmer Band, 2005
    - Mit libe… With love…, 2006
    - Preßburger Special – The Best Taste, 2010
    - Tants mit mir, 2012
    - TSVANTSIK YORN, 2015
    - Baladen, 2018

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    EUR 21
  • 0 T-shirt with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany

    One original white T-shirt with print can be reward for your support, as well. The motive of the print will be in accordance with the logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany.

    Please, do not forget to write which size you want. There are three sizes available (in unisex design): S, M and L.
    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

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    EUR 21
  • 0 T-shirt + round magnetic badge

    Your reward is the round magnetic badge and T-shirt, both with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany.
     
    Please, do not forget to write which size you want. There are three sizes available (in unisex design): S, M and L.
    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

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    EUR 26
  • 286 from 286 THE ETERNAL NAME

    Your whole name printed on the ceramic tile (5,1 x 5,1 cm) will be in Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany the part of wonderful great mosaic wall decor KOL N´DIV LEV, mosaic of those who „were willing-hearted“!
     

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 28
  • 2 Calendar – Jewish year 5779

    You can choose from two designs:
    - small wall calendar Jewish Year 5779 - Views of Israel (Sept 2018 - Sept 2019)
    The calendar's size is 16 x 16 cm ('6.3 x '6.3), and it opens to 32 x 16 cm ('12 x '6.3).
    - Jewish Year 5779 David Gerstein Art Desk Calendar
    A high quality fold up desk calendar with whimsical illustrations from Israeli artist Iris Masad will decorate your desk throughout the Jewish year 5779 (Sept. 2018 - Sept 2019)
     
    Dates and texts appear both, in English and Hebrew in offered calendars of the Jewish year 5779, and include Jewish holidays.

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    EUR 28
  • 0 Kosher coffee + ceramic mug

    Enjoy your morning kosher coffee from a white ceramic mug with a beautiful print identical with the logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany. 
    The volume of your new mug is 350 ml.  
    Bag weight: 125 g

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    EUR 35
  • 15 from 17 THE ETERNAL NAME – large ceramic tile

    Your whole name printed on the large ceramic tile (15,2 x 15,2 cm) will be in Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany the part of wonderful great mosaic wall decor KOL N´DIV LEV, mosaic of those who „were willing-hearted“!
     

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 36
  • 0 Israel 70th Anniversary T-shirt (made in Israel)

    Get your celebratory T-shirt with the logo of the 70th anniversary of Israel´s announcement. Long live Israel!
    You are given a choice from two designs: a royal blue T-shirt or white T-shirt. 
     
    Please, do not forget to write which size you want. There are three sizes available (in unisex design): S, M, L, XL, and XXL.
    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

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    EUR 49
  • 143 from 143 THE ETERNAL NAME – 2 small ceramic tiles

    Two ceramic tiles 5,1 x 5,1 cm with Your whole name (written in the Latin and Hebrew alphabet) will be the part of great mosaic KOL N´DIV LEV!
     

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 52
  • 7 from 8 THE ETERNAL NAME – 2 large ceramic tiles

    Two ceramic tiles 15,2 x 15,2 cm with Your whole name (written in the Latin and Hebrew alphabet) will be the part of great mosaic KOL N´DIV LEV!

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 68
  • 1 Painted silk scarf

    This gorgeous scarf (160 x 18 cm) will be a sure attention grabber!  Whether you use it as an accessory or as a headscarf, the look you create will be very fashionable!
    100% pure hand painted silk.
    Choose one of these designs A – F:
    A - Jerusalem, blue
    B – Jerusalem, orange
    C - Jerusalem, pink
    D - Jerusalem, turquoise
    E - Pomegranates, blue
    F – Pomegranates, turquoise
    Each design you can find in photo gallery of this project.
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    EUR 77
  • 0 Sterling silver block letters custom Hebrew necklace

    This delightful sterling silver Hebrew name necklace (in gift box) is the perfect personalized gift for anyone (or even yourself).The pendant includes a silver chain in length of 50 cm.
    Do not forget to write your first name (up to 10 characters, it will be translated to Hebrew).
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    EUR 84
  • 0 Kosher wine from Israel + wine glass with engraved logo of Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany

    We offer you lovely gift box containing a delightful bottle of kosher wine (750 ml) from Tishbi Winery. Wooden gift box included + wine glass with engraved logo of Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany (volume: 350 ml, height: 23, 5 cm)
    The wonderful aroma of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes are thanks to the fertile slopes of Zichron Ya'akov. Upon tasting this wine, one experiences a rich, delicate sensation, herbaceous fragrances and fruity flavors. Pairs well with fish, dairy, pasta.
     
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    EUR 91
  • 0 Photo canvas

    Decorate your living room with beautiful photo canvas!
    Size: 40 (l) x 60 (h) cm
    Upright size.

    Choose one of these designs: (A – menorah; B – scrolls; C – palm-trees; D – beach in Netanya; E – olive tree). Each design you can find in photo gallery of this project.

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    EUR 98
  • 0 Gift set of Dead Sea cosmetics

    You will be rewarded with the delightful gift set (in eco-bag from cotton with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany). It is also the perfect way to treat your friend, family members or loved one to a wonderful spa-like experience daily. The combination of olive oil for natural moisturizing and Dead Sea minerals and honey for nourishing makes a top-notch cosmetic gift basket!
    Included in this wonderful gift set are an Olive Oil & Honey Cream 50 ml , a Powerful Olive Oil & Honey Cream (for intense effects) 180 ml, the Olive Oil & Honey Moisture Rich Shower Cream 400 ml , and last but not least, the Olive Oil & Honey Natural Soap 115 gr.

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 133
  • 0 Package of rewards with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany

    In your package, you will find these perfect rewards:
    - round magnetic badge
    - cool kippah made from cotton twill
    - white T-shirt with print
    Please, do not forget to write which size you want. There are three sizes available (in unisex design): S, M and L.
    - kosher coffee + ceramic mug in gift box
    - kosher wine from Israel in gift box + wine glass

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 161
  • 0 Handmade round Hebrew wall clock – dark blue, with Magen David

    The project of renovation of Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany was honored by support from accomplished artist – Mrs. Slávka Prevendarčíková from town Levice (located about 20 km from Tekovské Lužany). She kindly offered her wonderful pieces of work – handmade round Hebrew wall clock in dark blue color, with Magen David in the middle.
    Diameter: 28 cm

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

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    EUR 210
  • 0 Painting from famous Slovak artist – Mr. Jozef Kanyuk

    Paintings of Mr. Kanyuk depict rural life in villages located near the River Hron, the paintings are scenes from streets, markets etc. Very interesting are Mr. Kanyuk´s landscape paintings, still lifes, portraits...  
    One of the most important part of Mr. Kanyuk´s artistic creation is connected with  everyday life of Jewish community and also with the tragedy of this community.  The main theme of these paintings is commiseration.  

    So, Your precious reward is the painting according to Your wish (landscape painting, still life...).
    Please, provide us with needed information (design, scene, theme, colors, purpose...).

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 270
  • 0 Package of rewards with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany + set of Dead Sea cosmetics

    To the budget-priced package of rewards with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany, we will add the wonderful gift set of Dead Sea cosmetics (in eco-bag from cotton with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany)!
    Included in this wonderful gift set are an Olive Oil & Honey Cream 50 ml , a Powerful Olive Oil & Honey Cream (for intense effects) 180 ml, the Olive Oil & Honey Moisture Rich Shower Cream 400 ml , and last but not least, the Olive Oil & Honey Natural Soap 115 gr.


    Please, do not forget to write which size of T-shirt (with logo of the Jewish museum) you want. There are three sizes available (in unisex design): S, M and L.


    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 287
  • 0 Handmade round Hebrew wall clock – colorful

    In photo gallery you can see one more design of wall clock made by Mrs. Slávka Prevendarčíková - hand painted Hebrew wall clock, made from colorful ceramic pieces.
    Diameter: 45 cm

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 301
  • 0 Package of rewards from Israel

    What you can find in your perfect package?
     
    -  calendar - Jewish year 5779, Views of Israel; 16 x 16 cm
    - a celebratory T-shirt with the logo of the 70th anniversary of Israel´s announcement.
    You are given a choice from two designs: a royal blue T-shirt or white T-shirt.  Please, do not forget to write which size you want. There are three sizes available (in unisex design): S, M, L, XL and XXL.
    - sterling silver block letters custom Hebrew necklace
    - kosher wine from Israel in gift box + wine glass with engraved logo of Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany
    - gift set of Dead Sea cosmetics

    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 441
  • 0 TOMECH NADIV – liberal giver

    Your great support we will reward with a plaquette of liberal giver and generous supporter and with large gift package. In Your package You will find these rewards: badge, fridge magnet, kippah, T-shirt with logo of the Jewish museum in Tekovské Lužany, Israel 70th Anniversary T-shirt, kosher coffee + ceramic mug, sterling silver block letters custom Hebrew necklace, kosher wine from Israel + wine glass, photo canvas, gift set of Dead Sea cosmetics, painted silk scarf, handmade round Hebrew wall clock – dark blue, with Magen David, Preßburger Klezmer Band CD.
     
    Two ceramic tiles 15,2 x 15,2 cm with Your whole name (written in the Latin and Hebrew alphabet) will be the part of great mosaic KOL N´DIV LEV!
     
    Shipping is included in the price of the reward.
     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 1,100