In an exciting collaboration, Paideia, the European Institute for Jewish Studies, and the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ) are set to amplify the cultural resonance of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2024. This partnership weaves together Paideia’s Mifgash program and the vibrant theme of “Family” in a quest to delve into the diverse tapestry of European Jewish culture.
Paideia, a Stockholm-based academic institute, known for nurturing the renewal of European Jewish culture, has teamed up with AEPJ, an European association committed to preserving Jewish heritage. Together, they aim to breathe new life into the exploration of Jewish culture, uniting the Mifgash program’s dynamism with the rich backdrop of EDJC 2024.
As the curtain falls on the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023, organizers and activity coordinators are urged to contribute to the collective narrative by submitting their participation data and feedback. The deadline for this crucial endeavor is 15 January , 2024.
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This year’s edition witnessed a myriad of captivating events that fostered dialogue, celebrated heritage, and embraced innovation.
In a poignant conclusion to the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023, the Liberation Route Europe Foundation successfully hosted the profound conference, “When Memory Meets Dialogue – Role of Remembrance Sites and Contemporary Challenges.” This significant event, organized in collaboration with Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, delved into the intricate intersection of historical memory, dialogue, and contemporary challenges.
Renowned for impactful international projects such as Liberation Route Europe – a certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, the LRE Foundation aims to connect WWII stories with places and transmit the memory, meaning, and heritage of WWII, making it relevant and accessible to everyone.
The conference, held on December 11th and 12th, 2023, in Krakow, brought together international experts and cultural representatives.
In a fitting finale to the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023, Liberation Route Europe Foundation is gearing up to host a profound conference entitled “When Memory Meets Dialogue – Role of Remembrance Sites and Contemporary Challenges.” This landmark event, organized in collaboration with Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, is poised to delve into the intricate intersection of historical memory, dialogue, and contemporary challenges.
The LRE Foundation is the organisation behind meaningful international projects such as Liberation Route Europe – a certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe following in the footsteps of the Allies during WWII. LRE Foundation aims to build connections between WWII stories and places, and to transmit the memory, meaning, and heritage of WWII, making it relevant and accessible to everyone.
In a celebration of diversity and tradition, the European Days of Jewish Culture 2024 will delve into the heart of Jewish life with its central theme: “Family.” The festival promises an exploration of family from a myriad of perspectives, blending the timeless traditions with the dynamism of the modern world.
The European Days of Jewish Culture is an annual event that brings communities together to celebrate and explore Jewish heritage and culture. With each passing year, the festival selects a central theme to serve as a focal point for discussions, performances, and various cultural activities.
For 2024, the chosen theme of “Family” aims to showcase the intricate tapestry of family life within European Jewish communities. From ancient traditions rooted in biblical narratives to the contemporary challenges faced by families in the modern world, the theme provides a platform for a rich and nuanced exploration.
September 2023, Europe.
In the heart of Brussels, beneath the resplendent arches of the Grand Synagogue of Europe, the 2023 edition of the European Days of Jewish Culture (EDJC) came to life with a grand inauguration on September 3rd. As the strains of melodious Jewish music filled the air, a culturally enriching journey commenced, one that has now unfurled its vibrant tapestry of memories and heritage across Europe.
The EDJC 2023 Memory Edition Unites Europe
In a spectacle that set the tone for the festival’s upcoming events, the Grand Synagogue of Europe became a canvas for a communal celebration of Jewish culture and memory. The 2023 Memory edition of EDJC embraces the theme of “Memory,” delving deep into the history, traditions, and stories that form the bedrock of Jewish culture.
Barcelona, 8 September, 2023 – Today marked a significant moment in the cultural calendar of Catalonia as the European Days of Jewish Culture (EDJC) were inaugurated at the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya in Barcelona. This event brought together a distinguished panel of guests, including Assumpció Hosta i Rebés, the Secretary-General of the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ), Victor Sorenssen, the Director of AEPJ, and Daniela Rosenfeld, the Director of the Jewish Film Festival in Barcelona and coordinator of EDJC in Catalonia. The event was also graced by the presence of the Honorary Consul of Israel in Catalonia, Yosef David Sanchez-Molina, and Carles Armengol, the Director of Religious Affairs for the Generalitat of Catalonia.
Europe, September 3, 2023 – The European Days of Jewish Culture (EDJC) 2023 have commenced with an extraordinary celebration of Jewish heritage, culture, and memory across the continent. This year, under the theme of “Memory” and with the invaluable support of the European Commission’s Citizens, Equality, Rights, and Values program (CERV), the esteemed patronage of UNESCO, and a fruitful collaboration with the National Library of Israel the EDJC 2023 is proving to be a poignant and enriching cultural journey.
The festival officially launched on Sunday, September 3, with more than 230 activities spanning 63 cities across 20 countries. This inaugural day witnessed the enthusiastic participation of an estimated 40,000 individuals. While the festival’s activities extend until the end of November, accommodating the diverse schedules and unique characteristics of each participating region, the significance of this first day cannot be overstated.
Brussels, 3 September 2023 – This Sunday afternoon, the AEPJ (European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage) was proud to inaugurate the 24th edition of the European Days of Jewish Culture (EDJC), the annual festival of Jewish heritage and culture, from the Great Synagogue of Europe. This year, the festival is dedicated to the theme of “Memory,” — a profound exploration of the past that shapes our present and guides our future. It is a concept deeply embedded in the history and culture of Judaism, representing both personal recollections and collective commemorations of significant events. The festival provides a platform to explore the multifaceted dimensions of Memory and to reflect on the historical journey of the Jewish people.