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  • Are you interested in learning about European Jewish heritage via storytelling? Do you want to travel back to the times of the Yiddish-speaking world? Are you up for meeting other young people from Georgia, Ukraine and Germany?

    Jewish historical institute Centropa (Hamburg, Germany), Educational NGO Creative Development Center (Tbilisi, Georgia) and the Memorial Museum of totalitarian regimes "Territory of Terror" (Lviv, Ukraine) invite you to submit your applications for the project "Three Prisms of Jewish Cultural Mosaic" in the framework of the "MEET UP! Youth for Partnership" program funded by the EVZ Foundation and underwritten by the German Federal Foreign Office.

    Inspired by the vibrance of late 19th and early 20th century Jewish communities, the project (re-)unites these three countries in a joint migration scheme for Jewish culture and traditions. In Georgia, German and Ukrainian Jews started settling down around 200 hundred years ago, resulting into opening their own schools, Yeshivas, synagogues and cemeteries. To this day, there are several families who live in various town of Georgia and are still closely connected with their German and Ukrainian Jewish heritage.

    In interactive online and hybrid encounters we will work with Jewish family stories, organize meetings with local Jewish community members and Jewish city walks, will visit the local Jewish museums, and engage in online group work, present and exchange national historic narratives and remembrance culture, develop a deeper understanding of differences and similarities of the Jewish communities in Georgia, Ukraine and Germany, and collaboratively create an educational reader on „Three Prisms of Jewish Cultural Mosaic“, including selected personal stories as well as photos, maps, and pedagogical study materials for use in curricular and extra-curricular education contexts.

    Aim of the "Three prisms" project is a) to give participants insights into Jewish history, culture and present in the target countries, b) to depict Jewish life in all its diversity in the past and present, c) to make the diverse contribution of Jews to social life on a European scale visible and tangible, d) to strengthen the Jewish heritage of the target countries as a common (trans)national heritage, e) to counteract ignorance and prejudice, promote active cooperation and exchange as well as to contribute to the fight against and the prevention of ignorance, intolerance and anti-Semitism on a local and transnational level, f) to build bridges from the past via the present into an European future.

    Listen to our hosts from Lviv, Tbilisi and Berlin as they guide you to the depth of Yiddish vibe of their towns and where it can be felt in modern days.

    This program is open for participants from Georgia, Ukraine and Germany who

    • are interested in Jewish history, heritage and culture
    • are aged 18 to 35
    • and are ready to fully participate collaboratively work on the common outputs in frames of the program.

    The program includes 5 online encounters (3 hours each), as well as a hybrid encounter with local participants in Berlin, Tbilisi and Lviv respectively.

    Language of the program is English. Participation in all events is mandatory.

    Digital encounters will be held on
    Part1: October 7
    Part2: October 13
    hybrid encounter Option A: October 22-24
    Part3: October 27
    Part4: November 4
    hybrid encounter Option B: November 12-14
    Part5: November 18

    always from 14:00 to 17:15 Berlin time/ 15:00 to 18:15 Lviv time/ 16:00 to 19:15 Tbilisi time.
    Hybrid encounters in Tbilisi, Lviv and Berlin will take place in parallel from October 22 to October 24, 2021 (or from November 12 to November 14, 2021).

    ⏳ The application deadline is 19 September!
    Please apply through: https://forms.gle/59jzwVpA1fYsLLUK9

    For questions please contact
    Georgia: Teona Dalakishvili, teonadalak@gmail.com
    Ukraine: Khrystyna Rutar, rutar_kris@ucu.edu.ua
    Germany: Maximilian von Schoeler, schoeler@centropa.org

    More information about Centropa, the Creative Development Center and the Memorial Museum of Totalitarian Regimes "Territory of Terror":

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