Three Generational Community Center
The largest project of the Jewish Community of Prague, the social care home Hagibor, is now also an area where all generations have the opportunity to meet.
In 2009, the Three-Generational Community Center was open in the premises of Hagibor. Its main goal is to provide the community members the living Judaism in a variety of activities.
We strive for greater involvement of families and individuals in the community life and one of the main objectives is to create and promote conditions for communication between generations.
A variety socio-cultural activities open to all generations of the community are held at Hagibor. A wide range of programs held at Hagibor are currently visited by its clients and other community members. Cooperation among the Hagibor club, Hagibor clients, and the Bejachad association is successfully developing; we really have something to offer to everyone. We believe that Hagibor is gradually becoming a pleasant place for all generations.
Sabbath dinners with a cantor, attended by the DSPH seniors and families with children, take place in the Hagibor dining room. Last year, TKC organized celebrations of Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot with children program in the synagogue and a gala dinner in the Hagibor Sukkah. The highlight of 2012 was the December celebration of Hanukkah and the Hanukkah Run, organized in cooperation with the Hakoach movement.
In March 2013, a big Purim celebration was held in the concert hall of Hagibor with Megilat reading, clown and entertainment for all ages.
In 2012 TKC also started working on a new project "Joy for Seniors," which aims to gather volunteers, who would dedicate some of their personal time to accompany seniors to various social events and trips. Transport to these events is funded by donations from volunteers. The first event of the "Joy for Seniors" project was visiting the "Evening of Yvonne Přenosilová" with Jiřina Bohdalová. In addition, seniors with volunteers visited the Lucerna cinema and theater U Valšů.
Since January 2013, TKC has been organizing popular educational lectures for seniors. The last lecture in July was "Etiquette = gentle mind" about social behavior.
Since April 2013, TKC has been organizing the course "Hebrew for seniors."
TKC remembers well the education of children and youth. Since March the course "Judaism for children" is running, where children learn the basic concepts of Judaism in an interactive manner.
TKC organizes sightseeing trips and entertainment, for example in May, children and their parents could enjoy a fairytale morning at the Chateau Mníšek pod Brdy.
In June an educational program Archaeologist for a Day was organized on a training archaeological field in Liboc. Children under the guidance of experts tried working with medieval instruments, weaving on a loom; they could dress in armor and uncover a tomb just like real archaeologists.