Shalom Life | April 25, 2014

Europe to Commemorate its Jewish Heritage

The topic this year will be “facing the future”

By: Sammy Hudes

Published: July 20th, 2011 in News » World

Europe to Commemorate its Jewish Heritage

All across Europe this fall, the best of Jewish heritage will be celebrated in style. In Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, England, Norway and other countries, the annual European Day of Jewish Culture, also known as Jewish Heritage Day, will take place on Sunday, September 4.

This year, the theme of the day will be "EDJC 2.0: Facing the Future" and will shine a spotlight on new, innovative approaches to promotion and preservation using today's eclectic array of communication options.

“The new era of communication has opened up a world of new possibilities for presenting and highlighting Jewish Culture and heritage,” reads the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage’s website.

“Whether it is graphic design, videos, films, internet forums, etc., they all offer the opportunity of both a new view on already known aspects, and of tackling the subject in a totally different way, using the ever increasing facilities for sharing information interactively in a social media dialogue.”

This is the 12th year of Jewish Heritage Day. Last year’s celebrations, which highlighted Art & Judaism, featured 880 events in 263 cities, spread out among 23 countries on Heritage Day and the following week.

In past years, Jewish Heritage Day has brought back the music, customs and art of people who used to live in towns and ghettos in Rome, Paris, Madrid, Krakow, Oslo and Sarajevo. The annual focus has varied from Judaism and Education to Jewish Cooking and Jewish Festivals and Traditions.

Past events have included a visit to restored, centuries-old tombs at a Sud-Ouest Bayonne cemetery in France, Italian tours featuring a Hebrew route through the art venues of Florence, and a trip to the synagogue in Casale Monferrato.

“Heritage day is a unique occasion to discover places that have played a major role both in terms of Jewish and local history, enabling visitors to learn about Jewish traditions and culture by visiting historic places that are usually not accessible,” François Moyse, vice president of the B’nai B’rith Europe Commission on Jewish Heritage, told the Chicago Tribune.

For more information regarding European Day of Jewish Culture 2011, please visit http://www.jewisheritage.org/jh/edjc.php?lang=1.

Biden Denounces anti-Semitic Attacks in Ukraine as More Jewish Sites are Vandalized Biden Denounces anti-Semitic Attacks in Ukraine as More Jewish Sites are Vandalized TrendingIsrael Looking Into Abducted Reporter in Ukraine Israel Looking Into Abducted Reporter in Ukraine TrendingChisel Used to Build Western Wall Discovered Chisel Used to Build Western Wall Discovered Trending
 

Arabs and Israelis Find Togetherness with Soccer

April 24, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Arabs and Israelis Find Togetherness with Soccer

After Hapoel Petah Tikva lost many of its players to Israel's national squad, the founder decided to recruit Arab villagers, creating a positive atmosphere among Arabs and Israelis in the process

Read More

American University To Honor Israeli Professors for Achievements in Suicide Prevention

April 24, 2014 | By Miles Rosenblatt
American University To Honor Israeli Professors for Achievements in Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be presenting its annual Research Award to two researchers, Professor Gary Diamond of Ben Gurion University and Professor Guy Diamond of Drexel University

Read More

Jewish Wrestler to be Honored at Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

April 24, 2014 | By Ynet News
Jewish Wrestler to be Honored at Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

Jonas Eckstein, a Bratislava-born wrestler, saved thousands of Jews from persecution during the Holocaust

Read More

Maccabi Tel Aviv in Euroleague Final Four

April 24, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Maccabi Tel Aviv in Euroleague Final Four

The team is seeking its 6th European championship after beating Emporio Armani Milan last night

Read More

Breakthrough Jew - DJ Tennis

April 24, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
Breakthrough Jew - DJ Tennis

Manfredi Romano aka DJ Tennis is the co-founder of techno and house label, Life and Death.

Read More

Scarlett Johansson to Join Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

April 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Scarlett Johansson to Join Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

ScarJo and Lupito Nyong'o are in negotiations to join Jon Favreau's live action/CG hybrid film.

Read More

Lenny Kravitz to Release ‘Strut’, His Tenth Studio Album

April 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Lenny Kravitz to Release ‘Strut’, His Tenth Studio Album

Kravitz plans to release the album in September through his own record imprint

Read More

Judd Apatow’s ‘The Simpsons’ Episode Will Air After 24 Years

April 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Judd Apatow’s ‘The Simpsons’ Episode Will Air After 24 Years

Before Apatow became famous for 'The 40 Year Old Virgin', he submitted a script to 'The Simpsons' in 1990.

Read More

More Headlines