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CULTURE & HERITAGE - EDJCH

Dear Friends,

We wish to thank all those who contributed to the renewed success of the 2012 European Day of Jewish Culture.

The figures are impressive : Activities organised in 260 cities throughout 27 countries gathered near to 200.000 visitors, 165.091 participants - 679 activities.

As you know, the success of the European Day of Jewish Culture is the result of a fruitful cooperation between Jewish and non-Jewish organisations, including professionals and volunteers among which many members of B'nai B'rith Lodges.

This close cooperation and solidarity among the participating countries : i.e. Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,  Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine, brings together over 10.000 volunteers and professionals from different institutions to organise these events. Jewish Organisations, Historical Societies, Tourist Information Centres, Municipalities, Museums, artists and students,  all working together to prepare the Day of which the official programme will be circulated on our website and on Facebook.

Launched in 1996 in the Bas-Rhin (Alsace/France), under the Open Day formula by the Jewish association B'nai B'rith Hirschler in Strasbourg, in partnership with the Agence de Développement Touristique du Bas-Rhin (Tourist board of Lower Alsace), the day was progressively extended and became the European Day of Jewish Culture in 1999. From 2000 to 2003, this event was co-organised on the European level by four structures: the Agence de Développement Touristique du Bas-Rhin, B'nai B'rith Europe, the European Council of Jewish Communities and Red de Juderías de España (Spanish Jewish Network). Today, the event is being co-organised by B'nai B'rith Europe Red de Juderías de España.

For all information : http://www.jewisheritage.org

Details of the sequence of events to take place will be on-line from June 2013.

You may also make your suggestions on Facebook, we will take them into account. We have changed our statutes so that as many associations as possible, with the same goals, can participate.

The next European Day of Jewish Culture will take place Sunday September 29th 2013

THE THEME IS :

Nature in Judaism

- The subject can be dealt with in all forms

- Making Souccas accessible

- The Jewish view and environment

- Opening to the world

- Jewish law to preserve nature

We are impatiently looking forward to your participation. If you are interested, please click here to download a form we kindly ask you to fill in and return to the B'nai B'rith office, 36, rue Dautzenberg - B-1050 Brussels, Belgium latest by April 30th, 2013, or by e-mail : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kind regards

Claude BLOCH

Honorary President of AEPJ

You will find reports from the various countries and the list of coordinators on our website.