In the morning, participants had the chance to do an hands-on Workshop on reading epitaphs with Esther Zyskina (co-author ESJF handbook and Phd student at the Hebrew University Jerusalem)
Participants learned how to calculate a date, find the beginning and ending of a matzeva (tombstone) and learned more about the meanings of symbols. They then traveled to Sangori Jewish Cemetery and put our knowledge to the test in a on site workshop with Katty Chikviladze (Tbilisi State University). Upon the return to the conference site, teachers had time to continue to work on project ideas, learn more about the upcoming youth competition and, as a special highlight, got the chance to meet Ran Gidor, Ambassador of Israel in Georgia (Israel in Georgia). He addressed the importance of the topic in a speech to our dear educators and thanked them for their work.
We are extremely grateful to the European Commission for supporting us and making this project possible.