In this mail we would like to wish you a happy Jewish New Year, explain the news of the AEPJ General Assembly, the NOA project and other projects of the network and highlight this month's member: the UCEI (Unione delle Comunità Ebraiche Italiane).
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Tonight the Jewish New Year begins, we move on to 5781! Very happy and sweet Rosh Hashana, from the AEPJ! #shanatova5781
The AEPJ successfully holds its 2020 General Assembly virtually
On 10 September 2020, the 22 members of the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage met virtually and exceptionally for the first time to hold their general assembly.
The result of the meeting was very positive, approving all the necessary documents to start next year. In 2021 the AEPJ will participate in five European projects, from different programs, including REC, Creative Europe and Erasmus+. The highest number of projects carried out to date.
Exhibition on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Luxembourg
Between 17 September and 17 November 2020, an exhibition on "The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in Luxembourg" will take place at Hall du Funiculaire, Middle Station, Pfaffenthal (Luxembourg). The exhibition is organised by the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR), with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg National Railway Company (CFL).
The opening ceremony of the exhibition showcasing the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing Luxembourg took place on 17 September 2020, with every respect for the sanitary protective measures related to COVID-19. Opening speeches were delivered by Mr. François Moyse, President of the AEPJ, Mrs. Tanson, Minister of Culture of Luxembourg, Mrs. Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy of the Council of Europe and Mr. Biever, President of the European Institute of Cultural Routes.
The exhibition presents the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe crossing Luxembourg and invites visitors to discover different sites of Luxembourg's cultural heritage from a European perspective, bearing witness to our common cultural heritage.
The European Days of Jewish Culture are successfully launched and will run until the end of November
The 6th of September marked the beginning of this European-wide festival, dedicated to the knowledge and deepening of Judaism, and to the encounter between cultures, which has been organized by the AEPJ since 2000. This year, due to the terrible health emergency that has overwhelmed the world, we will have an edition that will necessarily be different. The coordinators of the more than 20 participating countries have made a great effort to ensure that the Festival will continue and guarantee the promotion of European Jewish history and heritage, through all kinds of activities, especially designed for the general public.
The activities are still going on in many countries and you can attend and consult them through the EDJC website:
Check out the 8h broadcast we made last September 6th. In the description of the video in Youtube you will find an index with links to each of the events of the emission.
The NOA project: Work in progress
The NOA Project, Networks Overcoming Antisemitism, offers a pioneering approach to tackle the problem of rising antisemitism in Europe. With its unique partnership of major Jewish networks, it will evaluate EU Member States’ policies across areas, from education to culture and security, and help them to develop holistic national action plans to address and prevent antisemitism.
From the AEPJ we will work on this European project through a program of seminars on pluralism for the route managers of the European Routes of Jewish Culture and through the central theme of the European Days of Jewish Culture which will be "Multicultural Dialogue". You can find more information about the NOA project at https://www.noa-project.eu/
The UCEI is a non-profit organisation representing 21 Jewish communities in Italy, whose millennia presence in the country have contributed to enriching its cultural, artistic and social heritage. The main purpose of the UCEI is to promote the unity of the Italian Jewish community ensuring its development in religious, spiritual, cultural and social areas. UCEI represents the Jewish community before the State, the Government and other authorities, as well as the general public in all matters regarding Jewish interests. The UCEI recognises that the State of Israel plays a central role in contemporary Jewish identity, and therefore also works to strengthen relations with Israel, and represents Italian Judaism within international organisations.
"The knowledge of European Judaism - testified by its tangible and intangible heritage - represents an important element to learn the history and cultural foundations of Europe."
Baruch Lampronti cooperates with the Foundation for Jewish Cultural Heritage in Italy, which is an institution created and sponsored by UCEI to foster the conservation, the study, and the promotion of the Jewish historic-artistic heritage. Meet him and his project in this exciting interview.