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Madrid, Spain
May 26th - 28th 2013

“And education, too, is where we decide whether we love our children enough not to expel them from our world and leave them to their own devices, nor to strike from their hands their chance of undertaking something unforeseen by us, but to prepare them in advance for the task of renewing a common world.”

Hannah Arendt – The Crisis in Education

Arachim The Conference is the European Council of Jewish Communities (ECJC) flagship education event. Organized in conjunction with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) A biannual Conference for key people dealing with Jewish formal education from across Europe, Arachim became the space where participants get inspiration, learn about new trends and new programs and have the opportunity to exchange and start building common and regional programs.


Arachim means “values”
Teaching values is a daunting task. It requires of us open communication, our own continuing education, and leading or teaching by example. Jewish values are neither static nor proscribed. They are the values of Jewish history and text, contextualized and made relevant by our own lives and the choices we/our organisations make. And while the task is daunting, Arachim becomes the space where to meet colleagues and benefit of shared experiences, study and practice as guides and support.

Through the years, Arachim became the only cross-network, cross- denominational space to share resources,  opportunities and best practices amongs professionals in the field of Jewish Education.

Click here to download the programme

of the seminar

A seminar addressed to Principals of Jewish Schools & KIndergarten and Directors of Jewish Studies

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