European Jewish Congress

The European Jewish Congress alongside the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism and B’nai B’rith International and hosted by MEP Claude Moraes, Chairman of the Informal Working group on anti-Semitism, with the special participation of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) that presented the results of its first ever survey report on anti-Semitism in 8 EU countries.

Speakers included the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Laszlo Surjan, the head of Europe’s largest Jewish community in France, the president of the CRIF Roger Cukierman as well as Salla Saastamoinen, Head of Unit of the Fundamental Rights in the DG Justice of the European Commission as well as famous comedian and writer David and Ivor Baddiel who presented their Y-Word film.

 

Segovia, Spain: The Sephardic Cookpot from Heritage Productions Int'l on Vimeo.

Segovia, Spain. This Castillean city, where Jews once lived 500 years ago, has joined the network of Spanish cities to highlight their Jewish heritage. Here, in the former Jewish quarter, you will find El Fogon Sefardi (The Sephardic Cookpot), a restaurant that evokes the culinary past of Spanish Jewry. . Delicious preparations of stews, dried fruits and fish. (Not kosher.) During the making of our film, "Rediscovering Sepharad - A Journey Through Spain's Jewish Past", we stopped here for lunch and watched the chef work his magic. We also include a segment by Paco Diez , the Spanish musician and catalyst for reviving popularity of Sephardic music and instruments. He regales us about the noble eggplant. On-camera presence and narration by Michael Greenspan.

Jewish Discoveries

A WALK IN THE MARAIS The Jewish Heart of Paris from Heritage Productions Int'l on Vimeo.

A visit to the Marais, the historic Jewish quarter of Paris, now a fashionable neighborhood of boutiques and cafes. With Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac, historian, Jewish scholar and resident of the Marais. In this colorful neighborhood of narrow streets and grand buildings, we find remnants of a Jewish culture that once characterized the district.

Jewish Discoveries

Jews of Rome, The Longest Diaspora from Heritage Productions Int'l on Vimeo.

A visit to the most ancient Jewish community in the Western World At 2000 years, the Jews of Rome have endured through hardship and often confined to a ghetto. Today, there is a small but vibrant community, much of it's life - cultural, religious and culinary - centered in the Ghetto.

Jewish Discoveries

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