Under funding from the German government and the European Union, the ESJF organises a large variety of events to empower people across Europe to take care of their local Jewish cemeteries and thus preserve and maintain the historical memory of their lost Jewish communities.
From drone technology in heritage preservation to Jewish cemeteries in the classroom, our efforts aim to provide a wider view of Jewish contributions to local history and heritage, and to emphasise the values of a multicultural society, based on tolerance and opposed to racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism.
The results of these programmes are a key component in building a sustainable future and ensuring the long-term protection of Jewish cemeteries.
Completed Masterclasses for Engaged Leaders will be concluded on the 15th and 16th April in Budapest with an international conference for engaged public authorities from all project countries, who will be invited to develop partnerships, present their protection proposals, and discuss challenges faced when preserving Jewish cemeteries.
As part of our new EU-funded Pilot Project: “Rescue by Recognition: Mapping Jewish Cemeteries in Europe”, ESJF is working with our partners at Centropa to carry out educational programmes across Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
The first events of the programme will consist of two-day teacher training seminars in each of the countries, in which veteran educators from Centropa and ESJF will lead workshops providing participants with all the tools necessary to bring Jewish heritage to their classrooms in a meaningful, engaging way.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend talks from experts on Jewish heritage, workshops on developing lesson plans and making educational films, screenings of short documentaries by Centropa and ESJF, and guided tours of local Jewish cemeteries and synagogues.
This is a fantastic opportunity for educators with an interest in teaching Jewish heritage.
Date: September 13-14, 2020
Location: Online (Zoom)
Date: December 1-2, 2020
Date: October 18-19, 2020
Date: August 25-26, 2020
Location: Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow
Date: August 23-24, 2020
Location: Banska Bystrica
Date: September 13-14, 2020
Location: Online (Zoom)
Date: November 24-25, 2020
Drones, unfortunately, have been rather a common site in Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine in recent weeks and months, targeting civilians and infrastructural installations as part of the Russian war effort against Ukraine. Now, Kyiv hosts a conference on drones for their positive usage as the ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative conducts an EU […]
Between the 23rd and 24th of October, 30 participants, involved in the protection and care of Jewish cemeteries, came together for the ESJF’s EU Masterclass to intensively discuss and exchange their experiences and knowledge on the topic of Jewish cemeteries in Poland. As a result of the Holocaust, most of the 1,500 existing cemeteries in […]
Over the past two days, it has been a great pleasure to host our second European Commission Masterclass and the first of the series to take place in person for local engaged leaders in Chișinău, Moldova. After an opening statement from Ion Duminica, Director of the Center for Ethnology of the Institute of Cultural Heritage, […]
The ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative is looking forward to hosting its second EU master class tomorrow on the topic of Jewish cemeteries in Moldovan Cultural Heritage, which will take place in Chișinău, Moldova over two days. This event is organised in cooperation with the Center for Ethnology of the Institute of Cultural Heritage, which […]
This week, over two days the ESJF hosted our first Masterclass under our European Commission project organised with our consortium partners Centropa and Foundation for Jewish Heritage! Through a mixture of lectures, seminars and presentations, local engaged stakeholders learnt from experts in the field about Jewish cemeteries in Georgia. We would like to thank all […]
Over the past two days, the ESJF’s consortium partner Centropa hosted a seminar for Georgian teachers in Tbilisi! The seminar is one of 7 seminars within our new EU grant, which is funded by the European Commission. Centropa were excited to meet engaged Georgian teachers, who participated in our previous EU grant online. Thanks to […]
It is the second and final day of the ESJF’s teacher training seminar in Kaunas, Lithuania: “Teaching Jewish heritage in your class. Using Jewish cemeteries in education”. The seminar, run in partnership with Centropa, has brought educators from across Lithuania together to learn about teaching Jewish heritage in a meaningful, engaging way. Yesterday, attendees took […]
Today is the second day of our two-day teacher training event at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, “Teaching Jewish heritage in your class. Using Jewish cemeteries in education”, run in conjunction with our partners at Centropa. The event is off to a good start – yesterday, attendees took part in a number of activities, […]
ESJF is pleased to announce the completion of its educational outreach programme in Greece, with the conclusion of our technical course on the applications of 3D modelling and drone technology in Jewish cemetery preservation, which ran from April 15th and comes to a close today. Aimed at architecture and engineering students, the course was comprised […]
The final event of ESJF’s EU-funded educational programme in Lithuania took place today. The teacher training webinar, which drew attendance from 22 educators across the country, covered Jewish life in Lithuania prior to the Second World War, the preservation of Jewish cemeteries in the country, and Lithuanian synagogues, ending with a questions and answers session […]
With COVID-19 lockdowns in full-effect across Europe, ESJF has been hard at work over the past few weeks, restructuring the final educational events of our first EU-funded pilot project to an online format. We are pleased to announce that last week we carried out the first of our educational webinars with secondary-school outreach events for […]
ESJF continues to find success rolling out its educational programme online. An ESJF teacher training event was originally scheduled to take place in Chișinău on the 13th of March 2020. However, on March 10th, ESJF received word from Julia Sheinman, Director of the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova, informing us that the event […]