"Storytelling is one of the oldest and most important ways of preserving cultural heritage and identity of a nation, and also in Jewish tradition, oral tradition has a very important place," says the Maribor Synagogue, Centre of Jewish Cultural Heritage.
The Maribor Synagogue (at Židovska ulica 4) will open its door to the public on Sunday, but a number of events will also take place in other towns across the country until 4 October, with more details on the Synagogue’s website, and a PDF of the full programme here.
The Jewish Cultural Centre in Ljubljana (at Križevniška ulica 3) will have open house on Sunday, offering its visitors to see a museum, exhibition and installation.
The Undeleted exhibition portrays 23 Ljubljana Jews who have recently got their own memorials - small concrete blocks with brass plates bearing the Nazi victims' names - around the city. The installation will meanwhile be dedicated to the 587 Slovenian victims of the Holocaust.
On the same day, Mini Teater will host the Ljubljana premiere of one of the most widely staged contemporary European plays.
Our Class, written by Polish Tadeusz Slobodzianek, is based on a pogrom against a group of Jews in Poland during WWII which was committed by fellow Poles.
The co-production was put on stage by the Prešeren Theatre from Kranj, while the premiere's honorary sponsor is Polish Ambassador to Slovenia Pawel Czerwinski.
The Lendava Synagogue will host a talk about Jewish culture and stories from everyday life in Israel, followed by a klezmer concert.
Next week, the regional museum in Murska Sobota will launch a documentary exhibition termed Europe and the Jewish Diaspora.
The European Days of Jewish Culture were conceived 20 years ago to pay tribute to European Jewish heritage and to protect it from collective oblivion.
An increasing number of organisations is joining its celebration in Slovenia and abroad. Last year, 420 cities from 28 European countries took part.
The project is coordinated by the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage.