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Important New Book on Synagogue Architecture by Sergey R. Kravtsov

An important new book on synagogue architecture has just been published. Titled In the Shadow of Empires: Synagogue Architecture in East Central Europe, it is a collection of essays by JHE friend ...

Countries

Click on a country to take you to that country's home page, where you will find bibliographies, Jewish communal contacts, and links to Jewish museums, cultural and research institutions with Jewish holdings or focus, Jewish heritage and heritage sites, news items — and much more. (Rather than provide extensive information for most heritage sites, we have aggregated links and link to local web sites and data bases where you can find details.)

Some of the country pages have less content than others… Jewish Heritage Europe is a developing resource and we are adding more and more content on a daily basis — so please come back!

Cemeteries

Visit the JHE Jewish Cemeteries Portal, where we draw together news, information and resources about Jewish cemeteries and gravestones, as well as information on best-practices and on preservation and documentation. If you have a question you can ask for advice on projects — through the new EJCAN European Jewish Cemetery Advisory Network.
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Medieval Jewish Lecce and its “not-knowing-for-sure” Jewish Museum

The Prague-based educator, curator, and filmmaker Martin Šmok reviews the  privately established Jewish museum that opened in 2016 in Lecce, at the very tip of the heel of Italy’s boot, where Jews flourished in the middle ages but were expelled half a millennium ago. He found his visit a “refreshing and energizing experience” in a museum “filled with question marks.”

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Upcoming events

Sep
22
Sat
all-day Ornament of their city – the syn... @ Kaiserslautern Stadtmuseum
Ornament of their city – the syn... @ Kaiserslautern Stadtmuseum
Sep 22 – Dec 23 all-day
Ornament of their city - the synagogue of Kaiserslautern, 1886-1938 @ Kaiserslautern Stadtmuseum | Kaiserslautern | Rheinland-Pfalz | Germany
A special exhibit tells the story of the creation and destruction of the grand synagogue in Kaiserslautern, German, once hailed as the “ornament of their city.” Inaugurated in 1886, the synagogue, was designed by the “once well-known, now somewhat forgotten” ... continue reading →
Nov
6
Tue
09:00 Jewish Architects – Jewish Archi... @ Hamburg
Jewish Architects – Jewish Archi... @ Hamburg
Nov 6 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Jewish Architects – Jewish Architecture? @ Hamburg | Hamburg | Hamburg | Germany
Lipot Baumhorn, Hungarian Jewish architect The international congress “Jewish Architects – Jewish Architecture?” aims to re‐examine the biographies of Jewish architects from the 19th century up to the present day from an international perspective. It will deal with the question ... continue reading →
10:00 “Seven Crates of Jewish Material... @ Jewish Museum Munich
“Seven Crates of Jewish Material... @ Jewish Museum Munich
Nov 6 2018 @ 10:00 – May 1 2019 @ 17:00
At the beginning of the 20th century in Bavaria, when a great many Jews moved to the cities or emigrated, rural congregations faced the threat of disappearing altogether. What remained were the sometimes splendid synagogues with their exquisite ritual objects. ... continue reading →
Nov
7
Wed
09:00 Jewish Architects – Jewish Archi... @ Hamburg
Jewish Architects – Jewish Archi... @ Hamburg
Nov 7 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Jewish Architects – Jewish Architecture? @ Hamburg | Hamburg | Hamburg | Germany
Lipot Baumhorn, Hungarian Jewish architect The international congress “Jewish Architects – Jewish Architecture?” aims to re‐examine the biographies of Jewish architects from the 19th century up to the present day from an international perspective. It will deal with the question ... continue reading →
Nov
8
Thu
09:00 Jewish Architects – Jewish Archi... @ Hamburg
Jewish Architects – Jewish Archi... @ Hamburg
Nov 8 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Jewish Architects – Jewish Architecture? @ Hamburg | Hamburg | Hamburg | Germany
Lipot Baumhorn, Hungarian Jewish architect The international congress “Jewish Architects – Jewish Architecture?” aims to re‐examine the biographies of Jewish architects from the 19th century up to the present day from an international perspective. It will deal with the question ... continue reading →
Nov
11
Sun
all-day Jewish Experiences in Eastern Eu... @ Einstein Forum, Potsdam
Jewish Experiences in Eastern Eu... @ Einstein Forum, Potsdam
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day
The Holocaust decimated Eastern Europe’s Jewish communities, but it didn’t obliterate them. Several million Jews were living in the Soviet Union and its newly expanded sphere of influence after the end of the Second World War. Their postwar experiences are ... continue reading →
Nov
14
Wed
18:30 YIVO Gala Award Dinner honors Ir... @ YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
YIVO Gala Award Dinner honors Ir... @ YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Nov 14 @ 18:30 – 22:00
YIVO Gala Award Dinner honors Irene Pletka @ YIVO Institute for Jewish Research | New York | New York | United States
YIVO Gala Award Dinner. It honors Irene Pletka, the Vice Chairman of the YIVO Board and Founder and Chairman of the Kronhill Pletka Foundation, “for her exemplary leadership, inspiring generosity, and outstanding commitment to the preservation of Jewish history and culture.” ... continue reading →