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ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Lviv Students Complete Technical Training

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) continues its educational outreach in Ukraine. On February 20, Students gathered at Lviv Polytechnic University to learn about the ESJF’s cultural heritage preservation work from both a historian’s and a technologist’s perspective. ESJF’s Olena Andronatiy introduced students to the project, providing an overview of ESJF’s mission, methods, and results…
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Educational programs conducted for 10th and 11th grade students in Ukraine’s Artek camp

Ukraine has been and remains a home for many ethnic and religious groups, each of which has left its influence on the culture of the country. But today these communities are decreasing in number and have in some places dissapeared entirely— their heritage sites going unnoticed, lost or forgotten, despite being important parts of Ukraine’s…
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Secondary school educational outreach in Moldova completed in Orhei

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) visited the Lomonosov lyceeum in Orhei, Moldova today. Olga Sivak of the Itzik Manger Jewish library gave a guest lecture to the 11th and 12th grades. Students learned about the history of Orhei’s Jewish community (which dates all the way back to the 17th century), its historical events, people,…
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Teacher training seminar held in Mykolayiv, Ukraine

In the framework of the pilot project Mapping the Jewish Cemeteries of Europe, co-funded by the European Commission, we already held teacher training seminars in Greece and Slovakia in 2019. These seminars help us to bring Jewish heritage to classrooms beyond the framework of the project itself, enhancing educators’ practices, and providing a platform for…
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ESJF and Centropa conduct successful seminar for secondary school teachers in Thessaloniki, Greece

ESJF has teamed up with Centropa, an NGO that focuses on Jewish education, to organise a seminar for 35 secondary school educators in Greece. Titled “Teaching 20th century multicultural Greek history through Jewish family stories, promoting interreligious tolerance in the Balkans,” the seminar invited participants to develop approaches to bring Jewish history to the classroom…
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