13 cadets and midshipmen from the leading U.S. Services Academies worked on the Jewish cemetery in Oświęcim this month. The American Service Academies Program (ASAP) is a two-week educational initiative for a select group of cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Military, Naval Academy, Coast Guard, and Air Force academies. Focusing on the Holocaust and related contemporary moral and ethical dilemmas, this in situ program not only educates students about the past, but also stimulates dialogue about its relationship to… | Read more »
Over 800 people visited the Jewish Museum, the Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Synagogue and the local Jewish cemetery in Oświęcim during the Long Night of Museum in mid-May. A special workshop for children about the story of Eden was held at the synagogue.
The AEJM Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to showcase your projects to Jewish museums across Europe. During the session Museum Focus I – New Projects, recent and upcoming projects will be presented in short and engaging talks. We invite our members to submit proposals for presentations. Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2016 The session will take place on November 21, and the presentations will be a part of the AEJM Annual Conference’s official programme. Each presentation will follow the Pecha Kucha format… | Read more »
Synagogue and Museum 3rd International Congress on Jewish Architecture Technische Universität Braunschweig, November 21 – 23, 2016 Deadline: July 29, 2016Since antiquity and especially since the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in the year 70 CE synagogues have become the central places of gathering of Jewish communities. They are complex, highly significant and polyvalent objects of for religious, social, economic, architectural, and artistic developments in Jewish culture. At the same time, they reflect the interdependencies with the surrounding cultures. Since… | Read more »
11-13 July 2016 in Southampton, UK Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton From 11-13 July 2016 the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton will organise its first International Workshop on Jewish Heritage. The aim of this conference is to bring academics, heritage practitioners, students and anybody interested in Jewish heritage together to exchange experiences, develop skills, expand their professional networks and establish working partnerships. The topic of this first edition… | Read more »