Programme of the Synagogue


European Days of Jewish Culture 2018: Storytelling

Various events

1 September – 4 October 2018

Storytelling is one of the oldest and most important means of preservation of cultural heritage and identity of individual nations. The oral tradition has thus an important role in Judaism as well.

The European Days of Jewish Culture (EDJC) is an all-European project that provides the visitors to its events a comprehensive insight into individual aspects of Jewish culture and heritage. Each year, the project unites organisers from about thirty European countries; moreover, only in last year the EDJC events took place in more than 420 cities all across Europe. This year, the EDJC will celebrate already its 19th edition and will be dedicated to “Storytelling”.

In Slovenia, the European Days of Jewish Culture will be celebrated in Maribor, Ljubljana, Lendava, Murska Sobota and Negova. The organisers have prepared a variety of programmes, such as open doors days, guided tours, exhibitions, theatre play, concert of Jewish music, presentations and interactive workshops, with which we would like to encourage our visitors to discover the beauties and richness of Jewish culture, as well as raise public awareness on the importance of Jewish heritage protection and preservation within European cultural heritage. The European days of Jewish culture will start in Slovenia on Saturday, 1 September, and conclude on Thursday, 4 October.

Invitation (in Slovene)

EDJC 2018 Slovenia programme


Visit to all programmes, except for the theatre play “Our Class”, is free. Organisers of the events reserve the right to amend the programme. Visitors are cordially requested to follow notifications on the websites of particular organisers.


Organisers of the EDCJ 2018 in Slovenia: Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor, Cultural Centre Narodni dom Maribor, Gallery-Museum Lendava, Jewish Cultural Centre Ljubljana, Kultprotur – Institute for Culture, Tourism and Promotion Gornja Radgona, Negova Castle, Lendava Student Club, Lendava Synagogue – Slovenian Holocaust Museum, Maribor Photographic Society, Maribor Theological Library, Mini Theatre Ljubljana, Pomurje Museum Murska Sobota, Theological Faculty of the University of Ljubljana – Maribor Unit

The individual events of the EDJC 2018 in Slovenia were supported by the City Municipality of Maribor, Municipality of Lendava and the Israeli Embassy to Slovenia.

The national coordinator of the EDJC in Slovenia is the Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor.

The international coordinator of the EDJC is the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage – AEJP.

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