In Case You Missed It - 13/03

13 Mar 2017

Introducing a new feature of JEU - a select overview of news from across Europe.

View of Alfama from Miradouro de Santa Luzia. (CC BY 2.0 Miguel Vieira/Wikipedia)
Photo credit: Chris Hartung / Der Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland
  • Swiss Federal Council adopted a motion in order to protect religious communities from terrorism and extremist violence. Herbert Winter, president of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (FSCI/SIG) sees this as ‘a sign of encouragement’, and the FSCI/SIG is ‘optimistic’ (German/French).

  • And as Switzerland is chairing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, the group has announced the launch of an educational app called Fliehen vor dem Holocaust (‘Escaping the Holocaust’), that aims at allowing students to learn about the fate of four individuals, as a way of focusing on people and not just ‘numbers’.

  • The Jewish Community of Naples will host a one-day interdisciplinary academic conference on the topic of Jerusalem Temple, on March 16th. (Italian only)

  • And in case you’re in London, a stop by the Barbican Music Library will pleasantly surprise you with an exhibition of key archival pieces belonging to the Jewish Music Institute, on display until April 19th. To learn more about it, give their podcast a listen!
  • For an overview of European Jewish culture and arts events, take a look at our calendar »

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