Jewish Culture Days
After 2007, 2011 and 2015, the NRW KULTURsekretariat supports the “Jüdische Kulturtage” (Jewish Culture Days) – again with the focus on literature – for the fourth time this year.
This interdisciplinary event series, which has been taking place since 2002 and has long since established itself in the festival landscape of North Rhine-Westphalia, puts the main focus on Jewish impulses in the contemporary culture of the Rhine/Ruhr region.
In this 2019 edition, numerous exhibitions, theatre performances, concerts, readings and encounter projects will shed a light on contemporary aspects of Jewish life and show the variety of Jewish everyday culture under the motto »zuhause« (at home).
From 28 March to 14 April 2019, over 190 events in 14 cities offer a forum to those interested, with the purpose of breaking away from the dominant thought patterns together and presenting a vibrant Jewish culture and community.
At the same time, these events are about looking forward to the future while bearing the past in mind and tracing the shaping influence of Judaism on German culture in the past, present and future.
For fourteen days, the organisers will present the work of Jewish and non-Jewish painters, composers and authors in various cities of the region.
What all of them have in common: They live or lived in NRW or have a special relationship with this state.
The festival is under the patronage of First Minister Armin Laschet and under the lead management of the State association of Jewish communities of North Rhine, in cooperation with 14 cities of Rhineland, Ruhr district and Bergisches Land region. The participating NRWKS member cities are Aachen, Bonn, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Krefeld, Cologne, Mönchengladbach, Neuss and Wuppertal.