Jewish culture - Projects
Since 1997, the Paris Yiddish Centre - Medem Library has organised an international summer program every third year, under the pedagogical direction of Yitskhok Niborski.
This disc gathers works written in the first half of the 20th century by composers in search of a Jewish musical identity. Some of them, such as Gideon Klein, were tragically killed during the Shoah. Others, such as Mieczyslaw Weinberg or Serge Kaufmann, perpetuate their memory.
The First World War marked a deep turmoil, from which the musical creation wasn’t forgotten. Performed by the Orchestra of the Campus of Orsay, Halphen’s Symphony in C minor and Ravel’s piano Concerto for the Left Hand allows us to better appreciate the stylistic diversity of the French musical production at that time.
Since 2013, the former synagogue of Clermont-Ferrand has become a place dedicated to the history of the Righteous among the Nations of Auvergne and more generally to the history of Judaism in Auvergne. It organizes exhibitions, offers educational workshops and hosts conferences, debates and inter-religious meetings.
Ivrit bedaka is a warm daily encounter with the Hebrew language that invites you, every day, every week, to explore the byways of a language that spans millennia. Ivrit bedaka is suitable for beginning and advanced Hebrew speakers.
Created in 2013 by Shmuel Trigano, the Université Populaire du Judaïsme offers a series of courses in the fundamental disciplines of Jewish studies. Combining intellectual rigor while aiming to remain accessible to the largest number of people, these seminars are open to everyone who would like to discover or pursue their knowledge of Judaism.
Since 2008, the Rachel and Jacob Gordin Fondation has helped Jewish schools fund property projects. The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah houses the Gordin Foundation in the framework of a partnership with the United Jewish Social Fund, the Harevim Fund and the Rothschild and Sacta-Rashi Foundations.
Created in 2006, the European Institute of Jewish Music collects, preserves and enhances the Jewish musical heritage. An archive and documentation centre based in Paris, it also helps contemporary artists to make themselves known by publishing and distributing CDs.
Between 1905 and 1939, Paris attracted artists from all over the world. In this melting pot centered on Montparnasse, one group set itself apart: the Jewish artists who came from Russia, Poland, and across Central Europe. Although their styles varied, a common fate united them: they had fled the anti-Semitic persecutions in their home countries.