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May  2019                                                            View this email in your browser
AEPJ NEWS
François Moyse, AEPJ president, shaking hands with King of Spain in the Carlos V awards ceremony
 
On Friday 10th May François Moyse, president of the AEPJ, participated in representation of the AEPJ and the European Route of the Jewish Heritage, in the ceremony of delivery of the Carlos V awards....+Read more
The European Routes of Jewish Heritage by Victor SORENSSEN, director of the AEPJ (DECRA, 2017-2018)

The European Routes of Jewish Heritage was presented at Developing European Cultural Routes for All (DECRA) Meeting in Cluny, France, on 11-13 September 2018. +Read more
Routes4U Interview | Assumpcio Hosta, European Routes of Jewish Heritage

The first Routes4U meeting for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) took place on 2 and 3 April 2019 in Bard, Italy. The meeting contributed to identify the regional needs of the Alpine Region with regard to the Cultural Routes Programme in the framework of the Routes4U Project.. +Read more
VIII Training academy 2019- Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

On Tuesday 4th June  took place in Visby, Sweden, the eighth summer training, organized by the European Institute of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, with the collaboration of the Hansa Cultural Route and the Gotland Región.....+Read more
Presentation of the projects of the AEPJ in Limmud Mallorca

On Sunday 5th May the second edition of Limmud was held on the island of Mallorca....+Read more
The Jewish Country House II: La Grande bourgeoisie juive à la campagne - réseaux, familles, patrimoine

From 12 to 14  May, a 2 days' program, was celebrated in Kerylos (France), with a great success. The conference organized by the University of Oxford, Le Centre de Monuments Nationaux the France, and the National Trust organization of UK, with the cooperation of AEPJ and representatives from UK, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium have been working and debating together about the details to launch the Jewish Country Houses projec....+Read more
NEW 8 AEPJ MEMBERS

The Together Plan

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.

 

The Izmir Project

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)

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.

Waddeston Manor

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.

Parallel Traces
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

#EuropeforCulture #SharingHeritage
 
#ParallelTraces call is open and you still have one month to share your artwork with us

Are you passionate about art, digital photography and audiovisual creations? #ParallelTraces call is open and you still have one month to share your artwork with us and have it exhibited all over Europe!....+Read more
Final Conference of the DECRA (developing European cultural routes for all)

On Tuesday 11th June was the kick off the last transnational meeting of the DECRA project in Cluny, France....+Read more
VIII Training academy 2019- Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (Second Day)
 
Second day of work in the eighth edition of the training academy of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, which was held in Visby, Sweden....+Read more
Meeting with Pauletta Walsh, Officer of the Office of Religious Freedom of the United States Department of State.
 
On Tuesday 21st May we received a very special visit at Casa Adret, the AEPJ Headquarters: Pauletta Walsh, International Relations Officer of the Office of Religious Freedom of the United States Department of State, along with Saul Mercado (Political Officer) and Eulàlia d 'Ortadó (Political & Economic Specialist), of the US Consulate General Barcelona.....+Read more
Cultural Routes: Carlos V European Award ceremony
 
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

The Shtetl Routes

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.

The Haggadah Association

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

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.


 

Jewish Commuity of Zagreb

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.

We are very happy to announce that the Parallel Traces Contest is now officially open!

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
 

THE EXHIBITIONS
 

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. 

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