Festival of Jewish culture in Stuttgart Daimler supports the Israelite Religious Association with a donation for two events.
The Württemberg Israelite Religious Association (IRGW) is the Jewish community for the Württemberg region of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It can trace its history back to the early 19th century, when Stuttgart's Jewish community was formally established.
The IRGW supports its members throughout Württemberg via branches in a number of towns and cities including Ulm, Heilbronn and Esslingen. With kindergartens and a Jewish primary school and youth center in Stuttgart, the IRGW also offers families in Baden-Württemberg support with raising their children in Jewish culture.
Another focus of the IRGW's activities is the annual festival of Jewish culture in Stuttgart. The motto of the festival for 2016 was "Exclusionary Tendencies – New Challenges for Jewish Culture in Europe". "In this way, the community is seeking to pick up on the current trend in Europe as well as Baden-Württemberg in particular. The threat of terrorism, arson attacks against refugee accommodation and xenophobic tendencies all show how important it is for us to keep talking to each other, and to get to know and understand each other better." is what was written in the preface to the program booklet for the festival.
Daimler supported a reading and a symposium as part of the festival of Jewish culture.
The reading of the book "Wir sehen uns am Meer" was held in cooperation with the author Dorit Rabinyan, the host Prof. Anat Feinberg and the actress and narrator Barbara Stoll. The symposium, which was entitled "The Ghetto - Evolution of a Concept", discussed exclusion, imprisonment and migrant homes.