27 August 2010

Europe: 2010 Day of Jewish Culture, Sept. 5

Each year, the European Day of Jewish Culture offers activities and events in many countries.

While the official day is September 5, events are scheduled for other days as well and there is a calendar on the home page of JewishHeritage.org, which offers links to this year's participating countries.

Countries scheduling events this year: Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

“Art and Judaism” - this year's theme - explores a wide field of topics:

- Media: paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, literature, music, films, theatre

- People: painters, sculptors, writers, actors, composers and performers, directors

- Period: ancient, medieval, modern, contemporary

- Collectors: patrons of art, collections, museums

- Religious: applied art, artifacts, Judaica, everyday life,

Click here for an interactive map. Click the country of interest and a PDF will come up (in English as well as that country's own language), arranged by city and event, with detailed information.


  1. Hi, I write a blog on tango history and today is the anniversary of the birth of Ismael Spitalnik. He was born of jewish immgrants to Buenos Aires. He was a composer, bandleader and bandoneonist. http://todayintango.wordpress.com/

  2. Ittai5:01 PM

    I highly recommend the Elkan Levy tour of Historic Willesden Cemetery for anyone in London on 12 September.

    The one in 2004 lasted some 2.5 hours and was fascinating.