Less than three months ago, the AEPJ, in collaboration with the Jewish Community of Izmir, organised a training programme for Jewish heritage route developers. More than 20 delegates travelled to Turkey to work, learn and make study visits to the fantastic project that our colleagues are carrying out. We had the opportunity to meet representatives from the Izmir Jewish Heritage Project, Jewish community leaders and other local stakeholders working on the ground. We forged bonds and created connections that extend beyond the workplace.
This week, we are devastated by the news from Syria and Turkey. Images of the earthquake and destruction echo in our heads and our hearts. Our thoughts are with the victims and with all of those affected. It is a time to help and to show solidarity.
Our colleagues in Turkey have launched a fundraising campaign to help the victims of the earthquake in Turkey.
AEPJ asks our friends, supporters and partners to share this information and do what they can to help in these difficult times.