Jewish community of Belgrade and Jewish HistoricalMuseum:
"Omanut" whole day exhibition by local Jewish artists Jewish Community Center
Open to public
Guided tours of Dorcol-Jewish quarter/Jewish cemetery/Synagogue
Program on European Day of Jewish Culture Jewish Community Center
1/. Welcome speech Rabbi Yitzhak Asiel. 2/. Choir Baruh
Brothers. 3/. Jewish heritage and education in Belgrade-lecture
by Milica Mihalovic, director of Jewish historical museum. 4/.
Sephardic songs- Stefan Sablic, Chazzan of Sukkat Shalom
Synagogue. 5/. Education and Judaism, lecture by Rabbi Yitzhak
Asiel. 6/. Israeli Folk dancing performance by "Nahar Ha
esch" dance group. 7/. Ladino romances "KingDavidTheatre".
Cocktail /by invitation
only/ Jewish Community Center
SAD - Organized
by Jewish community - Mira Obradovic, coordinator:
at 19h00: City Art Gallery
Purim masques-Exhibition. Dram performance by children theatre JC
: 11:00: Lecture on Jewish Education in Serbia,
Israel Jewish Community center
Welcome by president of JC Novi Sad. Lecture on Theodore Hercl
and Nenad Mitrov. Art club exhibition. Concert: Choir Ha Shira-Israeli
folk dances: "Mayan".
Reception and cocktail at the City hall given by Mayor of Novi
/by invitation only/
- Organized by
Jewish community - Barbara Panic, coordinator:
of the European Day of Jewish Culture.
of Songs"- read in Hebrew.
and Literature", lecture by Filip David, writer.
of books published in the country related to Jewish history,
clips on life in Israel.
- Organized by
"Shalom", cultural society, Nikola Novkov, coordinator:
Open from 9-19h free entrance.
Concert, Klazmer band from Budapest
19h. Free entrance.
P R E S S R E L E A S E
Sunday 5th September 2004
5th EUROPEAN DAY OF JEWISH CULTURE
Across Europe, in 25 countries, the European Day of Jewish
Culture (EDJC) has taken place on Sunday 5th of September 2004 in
order to enable the public to discover the cultural and historical heritage of
Judaism. Thanks to open doors, guided tours, exhibitions, lectures or concerts,
the wider public was invited during one entire day to visit the synagogues, the
cemeteries, the ritual baths or the ancient Jewish town quarters and to get todiscover the place of education in Judaism. Following last year’s theme of
"Judaism and the Arts", this year, the coordinating partners of the
EDJC chose "Judaism and Education". This theme enabled a new approach
to Jewish heritage where the transmission of religious teaching to all
generations and communal and family life experience have crucial places.
Thus, in Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, solidarity enabled
the uniting of over 10 000 volunteers and institutional persons working to
organise all these events. Jewish associations, history groups, tourist boards,
municipalities, museums, artists, students, all worked toward the preparation of
this day, the official programme being spread through the Internet site, which
was created for this purpose, namely www.jewisheritage.org
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 2000. This year, for the fifth edition, the
event was co-organised on the European level by three structures : B’nai
B’rith Europe, the European Council of Jewish Communities and the Spanish
Route of Judaism (Red de Juderias de Espana) and its success and growing appeal
were confirmed. More than 500 activities organised in 300 cities across 25
countries gathered over an estimated 100 000 visitors.
Beyond this extraordinary day devoted to the encounter with
the public, the organisers wish to promote and help preserve Jewish heritage,
which is an integral part of Europe's cultural heritage. The creation of
European Routes of Jewish Heritage (which is to been seen as extending the
European Day of Jewish Culture) passed a decisive step this year. Recognized
officially as a Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe, the European Route
of Jewish Heritage has just been launched. The first plaque highlighting the
European Route of Jewish Heritage which will be put up on a Lithuanian wooden
synagogue will be inaugurated on the 9th of September 2004.