PARIS, FRANCE – Today marks the start of the EDJC Organisers and Coordinators Meeting 2023 at the Memorial de la Shoah.
The opening ceremony took place in the auditorium with a welcome address by François Moyse, AEPJ President, and representatives from the Memorial de la Shoah.
Following the welcome session, the AEPJ team presented its Practical Information Kit and guidelines for communications at the national level. This plenary coordination session also provided the participants with an access to a Slack platform, in order for participants to engage in lively debates on memory throughout the event.
Next, the project partners presented their contributions to the EDJC Memory project. Representatives from the MahJ, Liberation Route Europe, Jewish Heritage Europe, and the National Library of Israel each introduced participants to their respective organizations and shared their insights with the audience.
PARIS, FRANCE – The European Days of Jewish Culture Organisers and Coordinators Meeting 2023 is just around the corner, and we are eager to meet with all of the participants in the beautiful city of Paris.
Organised by the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ), this year’s meeting will focus on the theme of memory. The talks will cover topics such as the politics of memory in Europe, evaluating the role of Jewish museums, and translating Yiddish literature for a Polish audience. During the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas on how to create innovative and engaging activities that promote Jewish culture and heritage. The event will feature workshops, talks, and discussions with keynote speakers from all over Europe, and it will include a special event at the UNESCO headquarters.
Exciting news for all European Days of Jewish Culture (EDJC) organizers and coordinators! The highly anticipated EDJC Organisers & Coordinators Meeting 2023 will reach its climax with a final session and closing ceremony at the prestigious UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
The AEPJ and the coordinaton of the European Days of Jewish Culture is proud to announce that the final session and closing ceremony of the EDJC Organisers & Coordinators Meeting 2023 will be held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This is a significant milestone in the history of the festival and a testament to its growing reputation and importance.
As the festival continues to grow and evolve, this partnership with UNESCO will help to further promote the importance of Jewish culture and heritage, and provide a platform for discussions about the role of Memory in shaping our cultural identities.
The European Days of Jewish Culture (EDJC) is a continent-wide festival that takes place annually in cities across Europe. The festival aims to promote Jewish culture and heritage, and to create a platform for dialogue and understanding between Jewish and non-Jewish communities.
The festival is organized by local coordinators and volunteers, who plan and execute a wide variety of cultural events, such as concerts, exhibitions, film screenings, and lectures. These events take place in museums, synagogues, cultural centers, and other venues, and are open to the public.
The EDJC Organisers and Coordinators Meeting 2023 is an annual event that brings together organizers and coordinators from across Europe to share ideas, best practices, and to plan for the upcoming festival. This year’s meeting will be held in Paris on February 22nd and 23rd, and will focus on the theme of “Memory“.
The AEPJ is organizing a competition within the framework of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023 for the creation of its official poster, on the theme “Memory”. The competition is open to the Coordinators and Organizers of activities of the EDJC and they may distribute this call among their networks.
The purpose of the competition is to create the 2023 poster for the European Days of Jewish Culture, which will be published online on the association’s website, printed and distributed by the national coordinators on various media (brochures, posters, press releases, websites, etc.) all over Europe.
The poster must include the AEPJ logo (including the Council of Europe logo), the EU flag with the text “Co-funded by the European Union” and the National Library of Israel logo; the word “Memory” and the name of all participating countries.
The European Days of Jewish Culture festival, which has been organised since 1999 by the AEPJ, pursues to highlight the diversity and richness of Judaism and its local, regional and national historical importance, with the firm intention of promoting dialogue, recognition and exchange through conferences, concerts, performances, guided tours and other activities, which take place simultaneously throughout the continent.
The pan-European festival of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023 will take place in an extraordinary context and under the umbrella of an exceptional programme: the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme of the European Union. The AEPJ-led European funding project has been awarded €486,760.00 for the development of this edition, which will include a face-to-face EDJC Organisers and Coordinators meeting in Paris , online training on Memory, a Remembrance seminar in the Netherlands, a photographic European exhibition in Paris, an online exhibition on theinternational holocaust remembrance day, and much more.
On 30 October 2022, in the framework of B’nai B’rith UK’s Jewish Heritage Festival, part of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2022, The event entitled, ‘What lessons can we learn from refugees of the Holocaust and how they have rebuilt their lives, to help us better understand the situation refugees from Ukraine currently face?’, a conversation between Lord Alfred Dubs and Professor Shirli Gilbert was held, discussing what lessons we can learn from refugees of the Holocaust and how they have rebuilt their lives to help us better understand the situation refugees from Ukraine currently face.
The renowned human rights advocate Lord Alfred Dubs was interviewed by Professor Shirli Gilbert, who is Professor of Modern Jewish History at University College London.
From the very beginning, the European Days of Jewish Culture have been of particular importance to the Jewish Cultural Center of Ljubljana and have been prepared with special care every year.
They started the program on 31 August and 1 September, when a street performance was staged, a mini spectacle, Jewish Life in Ljubljana, on the street in front of the center. Robert Waltl has prepared the script and the text together with the extremely prolific Slovenian writer and director Vinko Moederndorfer and put it together in 8 pictures. The play is directed by the Israeli director Yonatan Esterkin. The show is co-produced with Yiddish theatre from Tel Aviv – the cast included 3 actors from Israel, 4 from Slovenia with 5 musicians also from Slovenia.
This article first appeared at The Portuguese Jewish News.
About 5,000 people and ambassadors from Sweden, Germany, Uruguay and other countries visited the institutions of the Jewish community in the city of Porto in northern Portugal as part of the European Days of Jewish Culture, organized together with the AEPJ, the European Council of Jewish Communities, B’nai B’rith Europe, European Jewish Association and the National Library of Israel.
The choir of the active Mekor Haim Synagogue in the city, a magnificent synagogue that is often filled with hundreds of people from thirty countries, sang for the visitors some of the best traditional Jewish songs and the visitors were even invited to an exhibition of paintings and a kosher Israeli meal at the local Iberia restaurant.