Aix-en-Provence was chosen for the conference in memory of the 50th anniversary of the passing of Jules Isaac, a reputed French historian and a secular Jew.
He lost his family in the Holocaust and founded the AJCF in 1948. In Seelisberg he presented his 18 proposals, which are at the core of the Ten Points of Seelisberg (August 5th, 1947)
The venue of the conference is La Baume-lès-Aix, a cultural and training center (managed by the Jesuits), nearby Aix-en-Provence. La Baume offers an exceptional setting, with beautiful architecture and a 12 hectares park.
Some highlights of the program :
– Presentations by Rabbi Haïm Korsia, Bishop Claude Dagens (Bishop of Angouleme, Member of the Académie Française), Edouard Robberechts ...
– Workshops, a cultural program (concert, movies...)
– Visits : Camp des Milles, the city of Aix-en-Provence, and more !