Events and seminars

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.

Events

Our events and seminars

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.

ESJF Teacher Training Seminars

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.

Georgia Asvesta-Bueno and Nina Molho at the Thessaloniki seminar. Photogapher: Petros Papakiriakou

Main Events

Croatia

Location: Zagreb

Date: September 13-14, 2020

Georgia

Location: Online (Zoom)

Date: December 1-2, 2020

Hungary

Location: Debrecen

Date: October 18-19, 2020

Lithuania

Location: Kaunas

Date: August 25-26, 2020

Poland

Location: Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow

Date: August 23-24, 2020

Slovakia

Location: Banska Bystrica

Date: September 13-14, 2020

Ukraine

Location: Online (Zoom)

Date: November 24-25, 2020

Other events