The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation delivered, on the occasion of Europe Day, the "Carlos V European Award" to the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme. +Read more
We welcome eight new institutions in the AEPJ!
Last February, the General Assembly of the AEPJ was held in Tbilisi, Georgia. In the course of the Assembly, the members of the AEPJ voted unanimously for the approval of eight candidatures submitted by different institutions to become partners of the consortium. +Read more
The AEPJ team grows!
We welcome Federica Pastoret, who will be with us for two months, working as an intern at the AEPJ....+Read more
The Together Plan is a UK charity dedicated to the rehabilitation, repair and revival of Jewish communities coming out of collective trauma in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, enabling, rather than providing, through a self-help approach.
Izmir in turkey is the only city in which an unusual cluster of Synagogues bearing a typical architectural style dating from the 16th century are preserved. These Synagogues built by decedents of Jews who were deported from Spain & Portugal are an historical architectural complex which is unique in the world.
The aim of the Izmir Project is to turn the compound of these ancient Synagogues into a Jewish Heritage Museum, which will tell the story of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain and arrived in the Ottoman Empire. This future museum will expose the mutual influence of Jewish and Muslim cultures and the inter cultural dialogue between them.
The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic (FJC) is an umbrella organization representing 10 Czech Jewish Communities and other independent Jewish institutions across the Czech Republic.
FJC coordinates the activities of the Jewish communities’ especially in religious, social, educational and cultural aspects. FJC works with Czech government institutions, state administration, local authorities, or other Czech institutions. FJC also functions and cooperates with foreign institutions and organizations.
FJC actively monitors the environment against all manifestations of anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, fascism or any other discrimination. Federation protects the memory of Shoah victims. FJC preserves and maintains the Jewish monuments in the Czech Republic, promotes the Jewish culture and heritage, educates the young people and provides care for the elderly, funds Jewish needs and supports Israel.
Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. Opened to the public in 1959, Waddesdon Manor is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust, who took over ownership in 1957. It’s home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
The #ParallelTraces project website is ready! We have worked hard to create a new, dynamic, intuitive and fresh internet site that may reflect the main project objective: to offer a renewed look at the significance of #JewishHeritage. --> Visit us!
Five Guest Artists join #ParallelTraces, taking part in the project as ambassadors of the five partner cities.
Rethinking the Jewish Heritage with renowned Guest Artists
In the framework of the Parallel Traces project, each local partner will invite a guest artist to highlight the project mission through digital artworks (photography, digital art, electronic art, multimedia art, interactive art, video mapping projections) revealing the understanding and discovery of the Jewish Heritage in the urban environment...+Read more
Casa Adret: Research & Development Hub on Jewish Heritage Casa Adret is the AEPJ headquarters sited in the Old Jewish quarter of Barcelona, but also a Research & Development Hub on Jewish Heritage ...+Read more
The European Route of Jewish Heritage renews its certification of the Council of Europe
The European Route of Jewish Heritage has received the renewal of its certification as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe for the next 3 years....+Read more
The idea of the Shtetl Routes arose from the documentary, artistic and educational work connected to the Jewish heritage of Lublin as part of the work of “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre (Ośrodek “Brama Grodzka – Teatr NN”), Lublin-based municipal cultural institution dealing with education and cultural heritage since 1992. The Centre’s work draws on the symbolic and historical significance of the building where it is located – the Grodzka Gate, which was once a passage way between the Christian and Jewish quarters, as well on Lublin’s position as the meeting point of various cultures, traditions, and religions.
HAGGADAH Association is a non-profit organization for preserving and promoting jewish culture and tradition in Balkan and Bosnia and Herzegovina was established to preserve and promote Jewish culture and tradition. Haggadah is dedicated to promote and preserve this heritage and to disseminate information about Balkan-Bosnian Jewish culture and heritage.
Tikun is a volunteer, independent, non-governmental, and non-profit association of citizens, established in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2018.
Members of Tikun share the goal of promoting the multicultural and multi-ethnic heritage of Vojvodina – a province in the northern part of Serbia, with emphasis on the local Jewish material heritage, history, and culture. Some of the association's fields of activity include research and documentation of the Jewish legacy in Vojvodina, protection and preservation of Jewish heritage sites and promotion of the Hebrew language and local Jewish culture and tradition.
Tikun also works on the promotion and nurturing of cultural values and diversity by organizing various programmes and events. Its activities rely on donations and contributions from individuals, organizations, and foundations.
Today, there are approximately 1 300 members in the Jewish Community of Zagreb, who enjoy their full and equal rights along with support of the government. Although a small community, it remains very active. The Community has many things to offer, amongst which are: The "Mirjam Weiller" kindergarten, The "Lavoslav Schwarz" Foundation Retirement Home, a holiday resort on the Adriatic coast, The "Milan and Ivo Steiner Gallery", a library and archives, a Judaic collection (textile and metals), a Sunday school, a youth club, The "Maccabee" Sports Club, a women's club, a seniors' club, The "Or Hashemesh" Dance Group, Hebrew language courses, "Jewsers" Klezmer Ensemble, The "Miroslav Shalom Freiberger" Cultural Society, a Research and Documentary Centre, and various creative workshops.
Details about the contest, as guidelines and submission form can be found on this page of the website.
Take part to the pan-European open call for digital photographers and audiovisual creators! 5.000€ will be awarded to the authors of the most striking artworks, and up to 20 creations will be exhibited all over Europe: don’t miss your chance, submit your entry before June 26th!...+Read more
Transnational circulation of original artworks in five different countries
Parallel Traces will organise exhibitions in each partner countries, bringing together the works of the Guest Artists, of the competition winners and of selected participant artists...+Read more
Do let us know if you’re organizing a Jewish cultural event in your city; we would love to include it in the next newsletter.