The first JHN Moreshet Toolkit – Jewish heritage in Europe: Education and youth involvement

The first project thematic Toolkit is already available. Central questions concerning the involvement of young people into the sustainable care, maintenance and responsibility of Jewish heritage are approached in this toolkit, deriving from the project of “Moreshet – Jewish Heritage Network”. The toolkit starts with proposals of how to evaluate the circumstances of Jewish heritage places such as ownership or administrative responsibilities, monuments preservation guidelines etc. It goes beyond these factors with suggestions how to raise interest and how and when to involve which stakeholders and what expertise is needed. Other paragraphs follow questions such as how to implement a project and why cooperation and partnerships are unavoidable in taking care of Jewish heritage. Some thoughts on why education on and with Jewish heritage is important for the European idea and for understanding diversity, respect and is therefore future-oriented close the collection of ideas and approaches. The appendix gives insights into four approaches on how to get projects started and what shall be taken into consideration. The case studies are from Germany and mirror education in heritage sites, museums and also of intangible Jewish heritage such as symbols and holidays. 

We invite You to read, share and make use of the Toolkit!