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Jewish Heritage Network (JHN) is a global network of Jewish heritage institutions and a platform of digital services for them to expose collections online and reach various audiences. JHN is an accredited partner of Europeana and a recipient of multiple European Commission grants under the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) / Europeana program. JHN is convening a consortium behind the project proposal Across Jewish Quarters to be submitted to the open CEF/Europeana Call (submission on 25 June). The project will bring together Jewish museums, technology companies… | Read more »

On May 8 AEJM organised its first online Round Table discussion on the coronacrisis. Please find the recording of the Round Table here. With 80 spectators watching this online discussion, AEJM feels there is a need for connecting its members virtually and is planning to organise more thematic online meetings and discussions throughout the year. We will inform you through our website and newsletter. Image: Marco Caselli Nirmal

The Jewish Museum in Oświęcim offers virtual museum experiences to visitors from every corner of the world, despite closure of the facilities caused by COVID-19. The highlights from the core exhibition “Oshpitzin. The Story of Jewish Oświęcim” are presented as virtual display an the Google Arts & Culture platform, the world’s largest digital collection of exhibits. Vivid photographs, compelling personal documents, and curatorial insights tell the 400-year history of Oświęcim’s (Yiddish: Oshpitzin) Jewish community destroyed and overshadowed by the tragedy… | Read more »

The newly opened Jewish Museum in Stockholm has been nominated for the Swedish Museum of the Year award. The purpose of the Museum of the Year award is to highlight excellent museum work with a focus on innovative thinking and community-based activities. In 2020, the Museum of the Year will be awarded for the 24th time to a museum in Sweden that works innovatively with collections, pedagogy, exhibitions, contemporary documentation, international work or communication. The winner will be announced on 27… | Read more »

Etz Hayim Syngague in Izmir

Following the grant allowed by the Izmir Agency for Development and due to an international professional endeavor financed by the Izmir Jewish Community Foundation and Tel Aviv based Kiriaty Foundation, progress is made in the restoration of the Etz Hayim Synagogue in Izmir. Being one of the oldest synagogues in Izmir, extra care is shown to accomplish a restoration that will reflect the historical and cultural stages the site has undergone. Etz Hayim Synagogue is one of the 9 synagogues… | Read more »