European Day of Jewish Culture 2013
Several events throughout Slovenia
29. 9. 2013, from 10.00
Although this year’s EDJC will be organized on the last Sunday in September, right after the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the Slovenian organizers decided to start with the EDJC programme already on 1st September when visitors are invited to join us at the Cultural Flee Market at ‘Tržnica Moste’ in Ljubljana (main producer of this event will be SEZAM – Association of Youth, Parents and Children). Just a few days later, on 5th September, our new project partner – the Institute for Culture, Tourism and Promotion Gornja Radgona – will prepare an opening of the documentary exhibition Tracing Jewish Heritage in Slovenia that will took place in a remarkable, recently renovated Negova Castle. On 26th September a round table entitled Stereotypes about Jews in Slovenia will be held at the same venue.
The majority of the EDJC events will be held, as in other European cities, on Sunday, 29th September: Events at Synagogue Maribor will start in the morning – at 10.00 – with the Ceremonial Opening of the EDJC 2013 in Slovenia that will include also a concert of Sephardic music performed by Rivka Saltiel and Kurt Bauer; the programme will continue at 11.30 with a creative workshop of Maja Kutin The Mystery of Hebrew Letters and Words that will be followed by a guided tour through the exhibition Judaica Calligraphy at 13.00, when Janez Premk will reveal us the beauty of Hebrew alphabet. The venue in Ljubljana is ‘Mini teater’ (Mini Theatre) where the events will start at 11.00 with the exhibition opening In Heda’s World, followed by projection of the documentary film You do it! at 15.00 and creative workshop of Maja Kutin The Mystery of Hebrew Letters and Words between 15.30 and 17.00. The programme will continue with puppet show When Shlemiel went to Warsaw, performed by Puppet Theatre Maribor, and with performance of the theatre actress Polona Vetrih Life, a Glass Half Full – My Name is Fanny Mendelssohn at 18.00. The final event of EDJC 2013 in Ljubljana will be a concert of Sephardic music with the ensemble Arkul from Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) at 20.00. As addition to the cultural programme visitors in Ljubljana will be also invited to the Jewish cuisine tasting – From Chickpeas to Hummus.
The European Day of Jewish Culture 2013 will be marked also in the cities of Lendava and Murska Sobota: Institute for Culture and Promotion Lendava will prepare an opening of an art exhibition of Croatian-Jewish artist Toni Franović on 27th September at 19.00 in the Synagogue Lendava, while ‘Pomurje’ Museum in Murska Sobota will organize Remembrance and poetry – an evening of music and poetry created by Dušan Šarotar on 29th September at 17.00. Traditionally, Regional Museum Ptuj Ormož will also participate in the EDJC project – this time with the opening of the documentary exhibition Maribor Synagogue – Celebrating the First Decennial that will took place on 10th October at 18.00 in the new exhibition venue Eastern Tower in the city castle.
EDJK 2013 – programme
Honorary patron of the European Day of Jewish Culture 2013 in Slovenia is Dr. Uroš Grilc, Slovenian minister for culture. Admission to all events, except for some events in ‘Mini teater’, will be free of charge.
Organizers: Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor, SEZAM – Association of Youth, Parents and Children, Mini Theater, Institute for Culture and Promotion Lendava, ‘Pomurje’ Museum in Murska Sobota, Institute for Culture, Tourism and Promotion Gornja Radgona, Negova Castle, Regional Museum Ptuj – Ormož.
Sponsors: Municipality of Maribor, The City of Ljubljana, Municipality of Lendava – Lendva, Municipality of Murska Sobota, Municipality of Gornja Radgona, Municipality of Ptuj, Paloma sladkogorska – Paper Factory Sladki Vrh, Mariborski vodovod (Maribor Water Supply Company), Elektro Maribor (Maribor Electricity Distribution Company).