Jewish communities all over the world are strongly connected to each other by their common faith and through the enduring use and love of song. Since biblical times, music has been integral within Jewish life and culture. Indeed, there is no stronger means to celebrate the Jewish traditions or reflect on Jewish history than through the many types of Jewish choral music, whether Liturgical, Israeli, Yiddish, Ladino, Folk or Secular.
Since 2012, when the first European Jewish Choral Festival was held in London, there have now been further festivals in Vienna (2013) and Rome (2014) that have strengthened the collaboration. These events have been very successful in bringing together Jewish choirs from all over Europe, as well as the Ukraine and Russia.
The showcasing of Jewish choirs to wider audiences has been a worthy pursuit on many different levels and the festivals have been rewarding from an educational, cultural and social perspective for the attendees. To maintain the momentum of this success an organisation called the European Association of Jewish Choirs (EUAJC) has been formed.