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Incorporated in
2004
Countries
'Austria', 'Azerbaijan', 'Belgium', 'Bosnia-Herzegovina', 'Croatia', 'Czech Republic', 'Denmark', 'France', 'Greece', 'Hungary', 'Italy', 'Lithuania', 'Netherlands', 'Norway', 'Poland', 'Romania', 'Serbia', 'Slovakia', 'Slovenia', 'Spain', 'Sweden', 'Switzerland', 'Ukraine', 'United Kingdom', 'Austria', 'Bulgaria', 'Georgia', 'Germany', 'Ireland', 'Luxembourg', 'Portugal', 'Turkey'
Contact

AEPJ
Association Européenne pour la Préservation et la Valorisation de la Culture et du Patrimoine Juif
aepj@jewisheritage.org

The European Route of Jewish Heritage

Jewish heritage is an integral part of European history and culture. Much of it is rooted in Europe, with a story of migrations, persecutions and precariousness; but also of exchanges, humanism and a profusion of mutual enrichment.

Presentation

Synagogue of Budapest, HungaryThe European Jewish heritage mainly includes:

  •  archaeological sites, old synagogues and cemeteries, ritual baths, Jewish quarters, monuments and memorials,
  •  archives and libraries,
  •  specialised museums to study, to protect and to publicise Jewish life and its religious and daily artefacts.

The main goals of the European Route of Jewish Heritage are to preserve, to promote and to keep alive Jewish heritage, to set up cultural routes, tourism and social development around these sites and to make Europeans aware of the cultural richness brought to Europe by the Jews .

The European Day of Jewish Culture and the European Route of Jewish Heritage are being promoted by an alliance of several Jewish and non-Jewish organisations, including tourist agencies as well as volunteer organisations. The AEPJ is currently formed by 6 organisations, B’nai B’rith Europe (BBE), the Red de Juderias de España, the Unione delle Comunità Ebraiche Italiane, the Rede de Judiarias de Portugal, the Fonds Social Juif Unifié, and the Journées Européennes de la Culture et du Patrimoine Juifs en France.

08/08/2017 - 11:33

"The interest in Jewish heritage has certainly grown a lot in the past decades, contributing to a new definition of the historical role of the Jewish communities in Europe"

08/08/2017 - 11:30

The European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ), has recently appointed Victor Sorenssen as director.

08/08/2017 - 11:29

The last general assembly of the AEPJ approved the incorporation of the Lithuanian Jewish Community and the Israeli House of Tbilisi as members.

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