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The AAST, Association of the Friends of the Synagogue of Tomar, in cooperation with the Municipal authorities of Tomar, the Portuguese Network of Jewish Quarters, the Jewish Community of Lisbon and the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, have organized the First International Conference on Jewish Heritage in Portugal – Science, Culture, Knowledge, which will take place in Tomar, Portugal, between the 18th and 20th November 2012.

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I very much enjoyed being there. Thank you for your kind hospitality and for introducing me to the beautiful city of Tomar and to some of its historical sites and monuments.
Yosef Kaplan, IL

I had a wonderful all-around experience. It was more than a dry-lecture-conference. I hope that there is a momentum and Tomar will become move forward to be a place which will attract scholars in future conferences.
Avrham Groos, IL

I'd like to that you and everyone else connected with the conference for the wonderful atmosphere at the conference and of the friendliness of all concerned.
Brian Winter, PT, USA

Foi um grande prazer de participar na conferencia e visitar Tomar
Dominica Oliwa, PL

Foi um grande prazer participar no congresso. Parabens!
Claude Stuczynski, IL

Congratulations, and thank you!
Olivia Mattis, Sousa Mendes Foundation, USA

Muito obrigado ... por ter-me dado a oportunidade de celebrar convosco a herança judaica em Portugal. O certame foi um verdadeiro sucesso. Foi um prazer e uma honra poder estar ali convosco. Parabéns!
Joseph Levi, USA


We would like to thank all contributions by official entities, researchers, professionals, experts and authors of works related to Jewish cultural heritage. The contributions will ensure that Jewish cultural heritage is preserved through its ongoing study and preservation as well as through a potential and dynamic analysis of the role of Jewish wisdom nowadays.

We believe that the goal of this conference was achieved: highlight new approaches to the themes covered (e.g. using ICT-Information and Communication Technologies) making it possible to enrich our current knowledge, as well as promoting an effective and pro-active exchange of ideas. This would ultimately position our Jewish Quarters, Synagogues and the Jewish-Portuguese Abraham Zacuto Museum as knowledge hubs for all interested to investigate these topics.

 Press: Carlos Simões - Email: amigosdasinagoga@gmail.com