Jewish Heritage Europe

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Apr
23
Tue
3rd International Conference on Monumental & Multicultural Cemeteries @ Turin and Florence
Apr 23 – Apr 28 all-day

Conference main theme: Knowledge, Conservation & Reuse, Restyling & Innovation

Turin (Italy), 23-24 April, 2019 – Castello del Valentino, Salone d’Onore del Politecnico

Florence (Italy), 26-28 April, 2019 – Biblioteca delle Oblate

Click here to see program, speakers, other info

Apr
28
Sun
Guided tour, Jewish Verona @ Verona synagogue, ghetto
Apr 28 @ 10:30 – 12:00

A guided walking tour of the synagogue and former Jewish ghetto in the heart of Verona.

Facade of synagogue in Verona, Italy.
May
12
Sun
Clean-up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery
May 12 – May 14 all-day

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage’s first project for 2019 will be three days of cutting and clearing at the old Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn. Joining in will be personnel from Dr. Caroline Colls Archaeology team from Staffordshire University (Great Britain), as well as Andrés Rodriguez, Peace Corps Ukraine in Rohatyn, and students from Рогатинська СЗОШ 1 participating in Rohatyn’s Youth CSO Lider program, building tomorrow’s civil society leaders in Ukraine.

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage will provide tools, gloves, protective gear, trash bags, water, snacks, etc.

In addition to working with RJH at the old cemetery, the UK Colls team will also be surveying and taking supplemental forensic information at the wartime “vodokanal” Jewish mass grave on Tuesday May 14th.

May
14
Tue
Edmund de Waal lecture on Venice Ghetto @ London Royal Geographical Society
May 14 @ 19:00 – 21:00
In the Venice ghetto

In the 2019 Kirker lecture, given in aid of Venice in Peril, Edmund de Waal considers the Venice Ghetto as a place which is simultaneously at the margins of the city whilst also being at the centre of world culture.

Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer,  renowned for his family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010) which won many literary prices. He was made an OBE for his services to art in 2011. He lives and works in London.

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May
19
Sun
Guides training seminar on Polish Hasidism @ Lublin
May 19 – May 24 all-day

At Lag B’Omer, a training seminar for tour guides on Hasidic history and heritage will be held — in English, sponsored by several institutions and organizations in cooperation with local Jewish bodies and Bar Ilan University.

The aims are:

  •  to improve knowledge about Hasidism, especially Seer of Lublin and his students
  •  to improve guiding and storytelling skills
  •  to visit sites most important for the history of Hasidism in eastern Poland
  • to meet people from all over Poland, Israel and abroad

The seminar will include:

  • Study Groups Relating to “The Seer of Lublin” and His Hasidic Court: Historical and Theological Background
  • Lectures of Israeli and Polish experts
  • Hasidic Tales and Music
  • Lag Baomer Celebration
  • Study tours in: Lublin – Leżajsk – Łańcut  – Kock

Registration is open till March 31, 2019.

For more information and registration: 
Agata Radkowska-Parka : agata@rootkatours.com

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Click here to find full details, program, and application process

Click here for a pdf leaflet about the seminar

Click here for full program PDF

 

Jun
6
Thu
Reopening Swedish Jewish Museum @ Swedish Jewish Museum
Jun 6 all-day

 

 

The Swedish Jewish Museum opens with a revamped core exhibition in new premises — a former synagogue that was opened in 1795 and functioned until 1870 when it was sold by the community and the city’s Great Synagogue was built.

 

Click here to read our article about it

 

Jun
19
Wed
Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe @ University of Groningen, Netherlands
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

Secularization and immigration are changing the religious makeup of European societies. While more people identify as non-religious, new arrivals and conversion mean that the religious landscape is becoming increasingly more complex. This presents challenges and opportunities to organizations, government agencies and scholars engaged with maintaining and promoting cultural heritage. How should Europe’s plural religious pasts be represented? How can heritage be translated for audiences that do not identify with local religious traditions? What challenges and chances lie in the process of secularization? Can or should heritage organizations foster dialogue between groups in multi-religious societies? These pressing questions are at the heart of the conference “Religious Heritage in a Diverse Europe.”

In order to explore answers to these questions, the conference will bring into conversation scholars, museum curators, heritage professionals, visual artists, as well as leaders of religious and secular organizations.

The Centre for Religion and Heritage at the University of Groningen has long provided expertise and training in heritage studies. They have teamed up with two of the most important national heritage organizations: the Museum Catharijneconvent, which is the national Dutch museum for Christian heritage and history, and the Jewish Cultural Quarter, which runs the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. Our partner on the European level is Future of Religious Heritage, the Brussels-based network for historic places of worship.

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