04/09/2023

The Opening Ceremony to the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023 — A Celebration of Memory

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.

30/08/2023

President François Moyse Interviewed on Radio Judaïca in Brussels

BRUSSELS — 30 August 2023

François Moyse, AEPJ President, was interviewed regarding the Opening Ceremony to the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023, which will occur this Sunday, the 3rd of September 2023 at the Great Synagogue of Europe.

Mr. Moyse introduced the radio host, Lise Benkemoun, to the mission of the AEPJ prior to sharing information regarding the program planned for the Opening Ceremony. As he explained, multiple representatives of European institutions, including UNESCO and the European Commission, are scheduled to speak about the importance of Jewish culture and heritage in the European context, especially as a means of fostering dialogue and participating actively in the fight against antisemitic prejudices.

Additionally, musicians will be present to play a wide-ranging set of pieces, which will speak to the diverse nature of experiences and ideas associated with the theme of Jewish memory.

22/08/2023

Opening Ceremony of the European Days of Jewish Culture Set to Take Place in Brussels

Excitement is building as organisers and coordinators of the European Days of Jewish Culture are putting the finishing touches on an annual celebration that highlights the richness of Jewish culture and heritage across the European continent.

Scheduled to take place on 3 September, 2023, the Opening Ceremony of the European Days of Jewish Culture will launch this year’s edition of the European Days of Jewish Culture. The ceremony is set to take place at the emblematic Grande Synagogue de l’Europe in Brussels. This choice of venue is of particular significance, as it is one of the main seats of the European Union, and it testifies to the vital role of Jewish culture in fostering understanding and collaboration between European communities.

18/08/2023

UNESCO Grants its Patronage to the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023

In a momentous stride forward, the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023 has been granted the prestigious UNESCO patronage for its upcoming festival. This remarkable acknowledgment not only underscores the significance of preserving cultural diversity and historical memory but also pays tribute to the dedicated EDJC organizers and coordinators who have tirelessly nurtured the festival’s growth.

The UNESCO patronage holds profound implications, signifying the profound resonance between the festival’s objectives and UNESCO’s mission to safeguard cultural heritage and foster cross-cultural dialogue. This milestone achievement can be traced back to the EDJC Organizers & Coordinators Meeting, a pivotal event held earlier this year in Paris. During this gathering, participants were privileged to visit UNESCO’s headquarters, engaging in purposeful sessions designed to deepen their understanding of the organization’s endeavors and their connection to the European Days of Jewish Culture.

02/08/2023

President François Moyse Interviewed By Tribune Juive on European Days of Jewish Culture 2023

AEPJ President François Moyse was interviewed by French web magazine Tribune Juive in the context of the upcoming annual European Days of Jewish Culture festival, which will kick off on September 3 throughout the European continent.

Sunday September 3 marks the start of the 2023 edition of the European Days of Jewish Culture.

François Moyse, President of AEPJ, the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage, explains to Haïm Musicant the reasons for the success of this event, now organized in 29 countries.

François Moyse, you are President of AEPJ, the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage. Every year, you organize the European Days of Jewish Culture. On September 3, they will be inaugurated with a ceremony in Brussels.

19/06/2023

All Resources Now Available for Organizing EDJC 2023 Activities

We are thrilled to announce that all the resources needed to organize an EDJC 2023 activity are now available. Whether you are a coordinator, organizer, or simply interested in participating, these resources will guide you in creating a memorable and impactful event. Here are the links for each resource:

 

  1. Recordings of the Organisers & Coordinators Meeting in Paris: Gain valuable insights from the kick-off meeting and training sessions held in Paris. These recordings capture the informative presentations, workshops, and discussions led by experts in the field of Jewish culture and memory. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNXgo2NXaMdOHwIZWNvV7dBw5Ts63STlO
  2. Editable Posters and Graphic Identity: Create visually stunning promotional materials with our editable posters and graphic identity. These resources will help you effectively communicate the essence of your EDJC 2023 activity to a wider audience. 
08/06/2023

Announcing the Fourth and Final Inspiring Memory Session

We are thrilled to announce the fourth and final installment of our Inspiring Memory Sessions, featuring Vered Glickman, with a captivating presentation titled “Memory, Remembrance, and Street Art.” Join us on Wednesday, June 21st at 4:00 PM CET for this engaging online session.

Allow us to introduce our esteemed guest speaker, Vered Glickman. Vered’s journey led her to Budapest in 2005, where she immersed herself in the rich cultural landscape. Born in Tel Aviv,  she pursued her education at the High School of the Arts and later at Tel Aviv University, where she earned her PhD in the philosophy of mind. Vered’s passion for knowledge and sharing led her to teach courses on the History of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University and Haifa University.

25/05/2023

Announcing the Third EDJC 2023 Inspiring Memory Session!

The AEPJ is excited to announce the third “Inspiring Memory Session” of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023, featuring Sharon Buenos, the Global Director of Zikaron BaSalon. The session, titled “Remembering the Past and Shaping the Future,” will take place on June 7th at 4:00 PM CET, and will be held online.

Sharon Buenos brings over 15 years of experience in leadership, marketing strategy development, and driving business growth in complex environments. As the Global Director of Zikaron BaSalon, she plays a pivotal role in this social initiative.

Zikaron BaSalon is an international movement that takes place on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and other dates throughout the year. Sharon proposes to use their methodology to organise activities for the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023.

09/05/2023

Introducing the Second EDJC 2023 Inspiring Memory Session!

The AEPJ is proud to announce the second “Inspiring Memory Session” of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023! The Inspiring Memory Sessions represent a series of four online sessions, through which experts in the field of memory and Jewish culture will present novel means of approaching memory in order to inspire organisers and coordinators when organizing activities in the context of the upcoming 2023 EDJC festival.

Titled “Rebuilding synthetic pasts with AI,” the talk will explore the potential use of generative artificial intelligence in reconstructing memories in various communities worldwide, and the implications this technology could have on our relationship with our visual heritage.

Our guest speaker, Pau Garcia, is a media designer and founder of Domestic Data Streamers, a studio that has been creating info-experiences and research for institutions such as the United Nations, Tate Modern, and the World Bank Organization since 2013.

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