Center for Jewish-Bulgarian cooperation

A new initiative of Center Alef supports the school curriculum

“Know the other to understand him”. This paraphrase of the popular expression is an appropriate motto of the latest initiative of Center for Jewish-Bulgarian Cooperation “Alef”, aimed at students in Burgas. On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the destruction in the Nazi concentration camps, the historical facts are reason to focus on the peculiarities of the Jewish ethnos. This unprecedented world-wide dignified behaviour of the whole people can be explained with their acceptance and respect by the Bulgarians over the many years of coexistence.

In order to acquaint the young people with the history, traditions and culture of the Jewish ethnos, Center Alef prepares a series of meetings with pupils of different classes in Burgas’ schools. In an attractive way the young people will learn what distinguish the Jews from other nations, when and how they lived on the Bulgarian lands, what their customs and rituals were, how they participated in the public life of the country, when and how people, who profess a different faith, become a community, as well as interesting facts about the life of the Jewish municipality in Bourgas.

Against the escalating manifestations of xenophobia, anti-Semitism and aggression in contemporary society, the attention of students will focus on the moral principles, tolerance and worthy manifestations of civil society in Bulgaria.

The educational meetings will be a natural illustration of a particular topics from the curricula in 5th and 7th grade. They will begin in December this year and will continue the following year and most of them are going to be held in the former Burgas synagogue.

The first meeting is planned for December 13 and will be in the former synagogue with students from the History Club from “”St. Kiril and Methodii” School. 5th graders from the “Alexander Georgiev – Kodjakafaliyata” Primary School will be next on 15th of December in the synagogue. The educational initiative intends to cover nearly 100 children.


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