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Let’s Meet a Jew

The Jewish Museum of Belgium welcomes student groups to learn about Jewish history and culture, past and present, in order to counter stereotypes. The Let’s meet a Jew project was designed with the expertise of CEJI (A Jewish Contribution for an Inclusive Europe). The project consists of four workshops aimed particularly at vulnerable audiences. The participants are divided into small groups and the facilitator offers them images they must try to understand. Then they receive the corresponding texts which they present in front of the others. A discussion is launched on their understanding of the subject and the links that it is possible to weave with other cultures and religions. Paralleling and awakening curiosity are part of all his workshops. Through objects, typical flavors, Jewish languages and songs, participants discover “the Other”, through the perspective of their own knowledge and experiences.