Already in its 11th year, the EDJC has become a truly European event, with more than 25 European countries taking part in 2009: Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Every year, a special subject matter is chosen, around which activities and events are being organized. The subject matter of this year, “Art and Judaism”, offers an especially wide field of topics to explore:
- Different kinds of art: paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, literature, music, films, theatre
- Different artists: painters, sculptors, writers, actors, composers and performers, directors
- Different periods: ancient, medieval, modern, contemporary
- Others: patrons of art, collections
- Art applied in religious ceremony or in everyday life
- Etc., etc.
This means that organizers from all participating countries will be able to come up with innumerable different kinds of activities to attract and surprise the visitors, who will be given an extraordinary opportunity to discover the artistic wealth of Jewish culture and heritage.