We Are Jews, You Are Jews
This is a cross border project completed by the 4th grade of the Jewish Primary School of Thessaloniki in Greece and the 3rd grade of the Vilnius Sholom Alecheim ORT High School in Lithuania during the year 2017-18. To their great surprise children discovered that there are other kind of Jewish communities besides theirs. Sephardic origin students in Thessaloniki learnt about Askenazi Jews in Lithuania. They had the chance to learn about Yiddish language and sing a song in it, to eat a traditional sweet from their tradition and to be informed how they manage to survive through centruries. Likewise, Ashkenazi origin students from Vilnius explored the Sephardic community in Thessaloniki. They tasted a Sephardic recipe, they learn how to sing in Ladino and they understood why their different tradition has its origin in Spain.
It was a wonderful get-to-know trip and children got really enthousiastic not only by learning new things and making new friends but also by realizing that there so many things that unite us!After all, we are Jews, you are Jews!
The Centropa Jewish Network student competition was made possible by: The Jack Buncher Family Foundation The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation The Kantor Foundation and delivered with the support of the European Jewish Fund