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  • Events are coming soon
  • Public Lectures
  • Paideia Jewish Educators Program
  • Apply to the 2014 Project-Incubator!
  • Fellowships at Paideia 2014-2015
  • RF(H)E/Paideia Museum Propgram
  • Welcome to Paideia
  • One Sweden
  • Paideia Paradigm Program - Paideia's new program on culture and identity. (separate website)

Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden is a non-denominational academic framework that was established in 2000 with funding from the Swedish government.
Dedicated to the revival of Jewish culture in Europe, Paideia educates leaders for Europe - academicians, artists and community activists - towards fluency in the Jewish textual sources that have served as the wellsprings of Jewish civilization.
In renewing interpretation of Jewish text, Paideia is reviving a European Jewish voice long silenced by Communism and post-Holocaust trauma - a voice that can contribute to a culturally rich and pluralistic Europe.

Apply to the Paideia One-Year Program 2014-2015!

Paideia is currently accepting applications for fellowships to The Paideia One-Year Jewish Studies Program

OYP FlyerFeatures:

  • Academic studies of Jewish text, culture, tradition and philosophy
  • World-leading faculty from the top Israeli and European universities
  • Traditional Hevruta text study methodology
  • Applied project work and implementation
  • Networking in an open, international and pluralistic European environment
  • Hebrew Ulpan 5 hours per week: beginner, intermediate and advanced
  • 3-week study trip to Israel
  • Optional continued studies at the HfJS in Heidelberg for an MA degree
  • Follow-up programs and yearly conferences
  • Access to and support from a 400-individual strong network of alumni in 40 countries

Early Application Deadline: January 15

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RFE/Paideia Museum Program March 2014

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In March 2014, Paideia together with the Rothschild Foundation Europe is conducting a program for professionals at European Jewish Museums.

We are very happy to announce the opening of the application process.

In total, we are looking for 20 dedicated museum professionals to join us in Amsterdam March 5-9, 2014 for an intensive program examining and discussing the future of European Jewish Museums together with some of the foremost experts in the field.

Deadline for applications is January 1st.

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One Sweden

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Since 2012, Paideia has been on the steering committee of the One Sweden Network and beginning this year, is in charge of the project together with Kista Folkhögskola.

One Sweden is a network of Swedish organizations, with the common aim of utilizing and developing the power and potential of young people and of creating meetings and dialogue between different parts of society for a more democratic, inclusive and successful Sweden.

We believe that lack of influence, hope and optimism creates a breeding ground for polarization and extremism. With collective forces from a wide spectrum of civil society organization, we strive towards increasing societal inclusion and empowering young people to realize their potential to create change: in their community, in society and in politics.

Concretely, One Sweden aims to act as a nexus where organizations can engage in dialogue and cooperate, runs educational programs for project development and leadership, and poses relevant questions to society through conferences, meetings and fora.

Please find the projects in the first year of  One Sweden’s educational program for leadership and program development here: One Sweden-akademin 2013

One Sweden consists of different and differing voices, but we are united around the vision of One Sweden: an inclusive, democratic and successful Sweden.

One Sweden’s website is here.

Next event: Network meeting Dec 4.


Prof Avigdor Shinan Public Lecture at Paideia 2013: The Story about Abraham and Sarah in Egypt (Genesis 12) – as retold in Ancient Jewish Literature

loggaurwitz-265x300The lecture deals with selected ancient texts which re-tell with the biblical episode about the sojourn of Abraham and Sarah in Egypt (Genesis 12) – the story in which Sarah is taken to Pharaoh\’s court as a wife.
We intend to show how ancient writers – such as the historian Flavius Josephus, the Rabbis of the Talmud or a member of the Dead Sea sect – dealt with this problematic story, pointing at the diversity of questions and answers that this short biblical episode gave birth to.The lecture can be seen as a good example to the complicated but fascinating process which every biblical story underwent from ancient times till ours.

Avigdor Shinan was born in Prague 1946 and arrived to Israel in 1949. His academic studies (BA, PhD) were at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has taught since 1972 at the Department of Hebrew Literature (full professor since 1998). His fields of research are the Midrashic and Aggadic literature, the Aramaic Translations of the Bible and the Jewish Prayer book. His list of publication contains more than 120 scholarly articles and 8 books.

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