For the first time in 20 years, on the opening day of the Festival, an eight-hour online
program will be held, open to the entire public.
The AEPJ has promoted, together with the network of participating institutions, an edition that will be based on new technologies and the digital world, giving the opportunity to reach a wider audience worldwide. In this way, for the first time in 20 years, on the opening day of the Festival, an eight-hour online program will be held, open to the entire public, where conferences, interviews, concerts and videos on European Jewish heritage will take place, offering a unique look, from the inside, at the history and Jewish communities of a large number of European participating countries. We will connect live with Luxembourg, Barcelona, Jerusalem, Paris and Oxford.
The broadcast will have five main events, detailed below, in which viewers will be able to interact with the speakers through the chat. During the rest of the broadcast, various documentaries and videos produced by the participating institutions will be retransmitted. The Online Kickoff will be broadcast live on the AEPJ's profiles on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. We invite you to connect during the day and invite your community to do the same.
Programme: September 6th 2020
(Times indicated in Central European Summer Time - CEST)
11:30h - Concert
Cantor Michel Heymann. From the Luxembourg Sinagogue
13:00h - Lecture: Trees have roots, Jews have legs (in English).
By Jeremy Leigh, Director of RJ Scheuer Israel Seminar. From the National Library of Israel, Jerusalem.
16:00h - Interview: Paradigm shift? A new look at Judaism in Europe in 2020 (in Spanish).
By Marcel Dimenstein, JDC International Centre for Community Development, in conversation with Víctor Sörenssen, director of the AEPJ. From the AEPJ Headquarters, Barcelona.
17:30h - Virtual Tour: The Jewish Journey: 4000 years in 22 objects from the Ashmolean Museum(in English).
By Rebecca Abrams, journalist & author of the book "The Jewish Journey". From the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
19:30h - End of broadcast
During the rest of the broadcast, several documentaries and videos produced by the participating institutions will be retransmitted.