The European Janusz Korczak Academy (EJKA)
The European Janusz Korczak Academy is a Jewish foundation from 2009, which is open to the wider society. The academy has three educational centres, called Janusz Korczak houses, in Munich, Berlin and Duisburg.
EJKA’s goal is to strengthen the Jewish community by imparting knowledge, to open it up and to reduce fears of contact in every direction. The Academy has earned a reputation as an experienced and competent partner for young and old in educational work, with a special focus on Jewish cultural education and inter-religious or intercultural dialogue. It is precisely its intercultural and inter-religious orientation that opens up their offers to a broad audience and thus ensures lively participation beyond the Jewish target groups.
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Jews, but also other minorities, are often confronted with prejudice-based, mostly negative images of them within society.
Preserve humanity! Sensitising and strengthening municipalities
YouthBridge is an EJKA project in which young people from different backgrounds, mother tongues and religions complete a two-year leadership programme. YouthBridge creates diversity, creativity and togetherness in Munich and fights hatred, exclusion and radicalisation!
Fraueninsel is an integration project for refugee women from Ukraine, Iran and Afghanistan, among others, but also for German women who support us with their experience and knowledge.
The aim is to initiate a dialogue and create connections between women of different backgrounds and generations.
LeChaim – To life!
Reshaping Jewish Cultural and Educational Work after the Pandemic. It’s a project that expands and continues the educational offerings of the EJKA on the basis of the experiences and findings from the pandemic period and makes them accessible to other target groups in contemporary hybrid or digital formats.
Janusz Korczak Training
How can conflicts be resolved on the basis of a value-based basis? This training course for educators and interested multipliers is dedicated to these and other questions. It teaches the participants the basics of conflict resolution based on Janusz Korczak’s pedagogy.
Centre for intercultural and interreligious encounter. The European Janusz Korczak Academy has set itself the goal of facilitating, promoting and providing a forum for intercultural and interreligious encounters. In peaceful coexistence, we want to confidently communicate Jewish tradition and Jewish self-image to the outside world.
“JC-TV – Jewish Challenge TV” is a media channel of the European Janusz Korczak Academy and the Jewish Agency for Israel. With young, creative contributions, it makes Jewish life in Bavaria and beyond visible and aims to counteract conspiracy myths and fight antisemitism.
Empowering Jewish Voices
The European Janusz Korczak Academy, together with the Jewish Agency for Israel and J-ArtEck invited to a unique, international training as a specialist for the prevention and combating of antisemitism.
The Jquiz is a team game of the European Janusz Korczak Academy on Jewish topics. Alert mind, logical thinking, attention and team spirit are required. Friends, family members or colleagues join together in teams and compete against each other. Questions will be answered in different rounds. The convivial evening revolves in a playful way thematically around “Jewish Peoplehood” as well as riddles from music, art, advertising and much more.
Global Day of Jewish Learning
Global Day of Jewish Learning – Learning in the Global Jewish Community. What Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz launched in 2009 as the Global Day of Jewish Learning is already a firmly established, global tradition. Engaging thousands upon thousands of members of the Jewish community from all over the world in one day with new and centuries-old Jewish texts is a celebration of learning and gaining knowledge.
Long Night of Jewish Music
The European Janusz Korczak Academy (EJKA) wants to awaken an understanding of the diversity of Jewish musical traditions with the “Long Night of Jewish Music”. The audience experiences musical performances from jazz to opera, from film music or musicals. The musical recordings are always garnished with exciting lectures in order to illustrate the depth of Jewish music and its interaction with other musical traditions.
The project TeamVision is a social online project, which takes up 4 topics around politics and social interaction. This project aims to provide a stage for freedom of expression and access to education. The focus is on conspiracy myths, radicalization prevention, refuting stereotypes about Jews as well as democracy and its endangerment.
Nevatim is a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel, the strategic partner of the European Janusz Korczak Academy. EJKA and Nevatim work closely together in the design and organization of various projects and seminars.