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.
At the core of this collaboration is Paideia’s Mifgash program – a series of one-day events, set to unfold between February and July 2024, designed to amplify the presence of Jewish thought and culture. These events, held across Europe, are intricately woven around a common theme. Mifgash seeks to bridge cultural gaps, encourage dialogue, and empower Paideia alumni to become local activists.
The heartbeat of the EDJC 2024 is the theme of “Family.” Mifgash activities, seamlessly integrated with this theme, promise to unravel the myriad facets of familial bonds within European Jewish communities. From traditional perspectives rooted in ancient scriptures to contemporary interpretations that mirror the evolving dynamics of family life, the collaboration aims to spark engaging discussions.
Through Mifgash activities aligned with EDJC 2024, Paideia’s alumni have a unique opportunity to showcase their skills, engage in leadership roles, and expand their professional networks within the realm of Jewish cultural heritage. The collaboration serves as a conduit for cultural enrichment, fostering a deeper sense of community and shared history across Europe.
As the Mifgash activities unfold, both Paideia and AEPJ anticipate gaining international visibility. This collaboration positions them as stalwarts advocating for the preservation and promotion of Jewish culture and heritage, transcending geographical boundaries.
The collaboration between Paideia and AEPJ is poised to be a significant milestone in the cultural narrative of EDJC 2024. Through Mifgash, participants will embark on a journey that transcends time and tradition, exploring the diverse and evolving nature of Jewish family life and relations in Europe. The echoes of this cultural odyssey promise to resonate far beyond the events, leaving an indelible mark on the shared heritage of European Jewish communities.