European Days of Jewish Culture 2021: Dialogue
September - October 2021
This year’s European Days of Jewish Culture festival will be held in 36 European countries building on Jewish experiences of pluralism, engaging in dialogue with others on their experiences, and collaborating towards the lived reality of vivre ensemble.
On the occasion of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2021 to be held from the first Sunday of September, the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ) coordinates a pan-European festival around the common theme of “Dialogue” in order to highlight the diversity and richness of Judaism and its local, regional and national historical importance, with the firm intention of promoting dialogue, recognition and exchange through conferences, concerts, performances, guided visits and other activities, which will take place simultaneously throughout the continent.
Dialogue between cultures, the oldest and most fundamental mode of democratic conversation, is an antidote to rejection and violence. Its objective is to enable us to live together peacefully and constructively in a multicultural world and to develop a sense of community and belonging.
This year the European Days of Jewish Culture will take place under the umbrella of the European project NOA (Networks Overcoming Antisemitism), increasing awareness and appreciation for the positive role and contributions of Jewish people and communities in Europe. Cultural centers, museums, Jewish communities and Town halls will converge energies around the theme of “Dialogue” during this festival which provides impulse to a network of 400 institutions across Europe to organise guided visits, exhibitions, concerts, screening, lectures and conferences.
In Slovenia, the EDJC 2021 will be celebrated in Maribor, Lendava, Murska Sobota, Ljubljana, Negova and Celje. The national coordinator of the EDJC project in Slovenia is the Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor.
Programme of the EDJC 2021 in Slovenia
Programme of the EDJC 2021 in Slovenia – detailed
EDJC 2021 – Press Release
Programme of the EDJC 2021 in Europe