Jewish Market in Kazimierz
Market Square in Kazimierz
The former Jewish market place in Kazimierz
was at plac Nowy (New Plaza) shown in the photograph above. In
the middle of the square is a round building which housed a ritual
slaughter house for Kosher meat. The outdoor market is still
popularly referred to as the Jewish market place, although the
people who now sell produce and other merchandise there are non-Jewish.
The photo below shows more of the market place with the old buildings
of the Jewish quarter in the background.
Kazimierz Jewish market
There are two restaurants, both claiming
to serve authenic Jewish food and both named Ariel, which are
side by side at number 17 and number 18 on the east side of ulica
Szeroka, which means Wide Street in English. The cafe at number
17 has evening concerts of Jewish and Gypsy music, while the
one at number 17 has a menu featuring Kosher food.
Two Kosher cafes, both
named Ariel, are at #17 and #18 Szeroka St.
Kosher cafe at #18
Szeroka Street in Kazimierz
Next door at number 16 ul. Szeroka, but
not shown here, is the site of the former Poper or Stork's Synagogue,
which is set back from the street. Farther down the street at
number 22 is the former Na Gorce Synagogue. All of these buildings
were formerly owned by the wealthy Jekeles family who were the
founders of the Ajzyck Synagogue on ul. Kupa.