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On the Trail of Jewish Musical Culture

Leipzig's rich musical heritage includes the culture of its Jewish inhabitants. This simultaneously provides a European perspective on the exchange of different cultures, since Jewish life has taken place throughout Europe due to its diaspora situation. The exchange of Jewish musical cultural heritage is also a prominent example of periods of success and failure in the coexistence of different cultures and gains topicality through the current migration movements. Especially due to the National Socialist expulsion, the contribution of Jewish musical culture in Leipzig is only slightly present in the memory of the citizenry.

On March 19th, 2018, two events took place at the Ariowitsch House for Leipzig schools: "We celebrate, sing, dance" – music and customs in Judaism, with which Jewish musical culture was experienced by a total of 200 children. A Jewish scroll was viewed with Rabbi Zsolt Balla, there was dancing together as well as tasting Jewish food.

In 2021, Notenspur Leipzig e.V. will participate in the festival year "1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany". For more information about our Jewish Music Trails, please click here.

Cooperation partners and supporters:

Ariowitsch House Leipzig
History Didactics Historical Seminar Leipzig University
University of Music and Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“
Israelite Religious Community in Leipzig
Leipzig Synagogal Choir

The project is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

Funded by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the members of the Saxon state parliament.