maintaining continuity in the face of COVID and the challenges of a changing political landscape
This month we bring you news of the current situation in Belarus and the impact on our work and our communities on the ground. Our annual summer youth programme took on a new persona to comply with the guidelines on social distancing, proving that even in different countries, apart we can still be together. Our Minsk Director had his first virtual speaking engagement in South Africa and we bring you an update on the development of the Jewish Cultural Heritage Trail in Belarus. We think Marc Chagall would be proud to know that his home in his beloved Vitebsk will be the focus of Belarus’s first-ever participation in the European Days of Jewish Culture Festival and we tell you how you too can participate from wherever you are in the world.
All the best,
The Together Plan Team
August’s news round up
The challenges of a changing political landscape in Belarus
Since the contested Presidential election on August 9th Belarus has been the focus of media attention as people have continued to openly protest for change. Find out how this new uncertain changing landscape is affecting the work of The Together Plan.
A step towards European Jewish Heritage Routes
The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe has 38 fascinating established heritage routes available to explore, by theme or by country. European Jewish Heritage is a new route in incubation as The Together Plan moves forward to build the route through Belarus.
An upcoming first for Jewish Belarus
Exciting Klezmer Concert in the garden of Marc Chagall’s house in Vitebsk as The Together Plan brings Belarus into the European Days of Jewish Culture Festival for the first time.
Healthy, colourful carrots
This month we are exploring the wonders of colourful carrots with some delicious recipes for you to try and meet the mystery carrot eating screen star with Belarusian roots (roots…get it?).