This month we bring you news about the European Days of Jewish Culture 2020, updates on the European Routes of Jewish Heritage, some exciting news from our members, and a detailed look at our member of the month: TheKiriaty Foundation.
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The European Routes of Jewish Heritage unveil a new visual identity
The European Routes of Jewish Heritage are in the final stretch of development. Today we present their new visual identity, which reflects the urban, modern and European will of the project; inviting the visitor to get lost in the corners and nooks of the European Jewish heritage.
The Routes invites you to travel and to discover the rich and diverse Jewish heritage of Europe, by bringing people and places together in networks of shared history and heritage, providing a wealth of leisure and educational activities for all citizens across Europe, while being a key resource for responsible tourism and sustainable development.
If you are a national coordinator or a participating institution of the European Days of Jewish Culture, we already have the materials for the 2020 edition ready.
The procedure to submit your events and get them disseminated at European and transnational level is also ready. We also encourage you to participate in the online broadcast day on September 6th as a kickoff of the festival.
You will find all the details to participate on the website:
Do you have ancestors from or an interest in Lublin? Welcome to Brama Talks! You’re invited to Brama Grodzka’s all-new monthly webinar featuring Brama Grodzka staff and friends, Lubliners and experts in live conversation about Jewish history and memory in Lublin.
The first Brama Talks will be a live conversation between Witek Dąbrowski and Leora Tec about Brama Grodzka’s history, mission and work on memory about Jewsih Lublin. Feel free to join us!
Thursday, July 16th
Time: 08:00 PM Europe/Warsaw
09:00 PM Israel
2:00 PM New York
Please register in advance: https://tiny.pl/7dxqm
"A Judge's Journey"
B'nei Brith UK invites you to their next online talk on Wednesday 8th July at 8.15pm, which is in conjunction with Pinner Synagogue and which will feature the Rt Hon Lord Dyson, one of the leading lawyers of his generation, speaking on 'A Judge's Journey' - definitely not to be missed! After a successful career at the Bar, he rose to become a Justice of the Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls. Although he may be perceived as a member of the Establishment, his arresting story shows how he continues to be influenced by his Jewish and European roots. For information on how to join, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
How very strange the world has become. In the new reality of 2020 pandemic life, so many doors closed physically, but so many others opened virtually. Read Debra Brunner’s article from The Together Plan, on her foray into the world of Jewish Belarusian chess players.
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.
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.
"I marveled at the attitude of the Ottoman Empire to those Jews who were given the option of free religious worship at those times."
Ms. Judith Kiriaty-Matalon is the president of the Kiriaty Foundation. Meet her and her project in this exciting interview.
''Neighborliness''- an artistic installation that was created by Hasan Cenk Dereli for the Izmir Sephardic Culture Festival
This installation has been inspired by the conflictful relations of past and present in the neighbourhoods of Kemeraltı, the journey of Sephardic Jews and also the urban fabric of this district. An installation that you can’t enter but sneak peek which excites visitors to walk through but also creates a not welcoming, uncanny feeling because of their dimensions, appearance and positioning.