The Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow is the joint creation of the most accomplished representatives of different spheres of Jewish culture and art. It is a meeting place for Jews and non-Jews from around the world. The Festival’s guiding idea is dialogue, leading to mutual respect and understanding. Each year, synagogal song, Jewish folk music, klezmer, Hasidic and classical music resound in the Kazimierz district of Cracow during the Festival. There are films, performances, exhibitions and workshops, and Jews recount stories of their culture. Workshops on Hasidic dance and song, klezmer music, Hebrew calligraphy, Jewish papercut art and cookery, led by people from Ashkenazi and Sephardic cultural milieus, draw throngs of enthusiasts. The Festival fulfills an important educational role, with lectures, seminars, book promotions, exhibitions and film showings. More than a hundred events take place each year as part of the Festival, with dozens of performers and an audience of thousands from around the world. The "Shalom on Szeroka Street" concert finale draws an audience of more than 10,000. The Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow is a symbol of tolerance and pluralism, grounded in the belief that celebrating Jewish culture can provide a chance to build mutual relations based on truth and respect.