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France: Art installation breathes life into abandoned Reichshoffen synagogue

An installation by the British artist Ben Jack Nash is breathing life into the abandoned synagogue in Reichshoffen, France as a means of using art as a means of bringing back memory of the Jewish history ...

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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Jewish Travel Build Bridges to World Jewry

Travel writer Ben G. Frank has recently published the fourth edition of  his book A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe. The first edition came out in 1992. In this personal essay he discusses some of the changes since then – and why he believes it is important for Jewish travelers to visit Jewish communities and heritage sites in other countries around the world.

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Upcoming events

Jun
19
Tue
all-day Association for Gravestone Studi...
Association for Gravestone Studi...
Jun 19 – Jun 25 all-day
AGS holds an annual conference every June. Held in a different location each year, the conference features lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, conservation and documentation workshops, classroom sessions, slide presentations, and guided cemetery tours. The AGS deals mainly with American general cemeteries, ... continue reading →
Jun
20
Wed
09:00 Framing the Sacred: Shrines in E... @ Bar Ilan University
Framing the Sacred: Shrines in E... @ Bar Ilan University
Jun 20 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Framing the Sacred: Shrines in European Architecture workshop @ Bar Ilan University | Ramat Gan | Tel Aviv District | Israel
International Workshop “Framing the Sacred Shrines in European Architecture,” Bar-Ilan University, June 19-20, 2018 Click here to see full program and abstracts    
Jun
22
Fri
14:00 Synagogue & town guided tour @ Carpentras, France
Synagogue & town guided tour @ Carpentras, France
Jun 22 @ 14:00 – 15:15
Synagogue & town guided tour @ Carpentras, France | Carpentras | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | France
Carpentras synagogue, Ark Guided walking tour of medieval Carpentras, starting at the tourism office, including the synagogue — the oldest in France, built in 1367. Click to see our article about the synagogue    
Jun
24
Sun
18:00 Jewish Metropolitan Cemeteries i... @ New Synagogue/Centrum Judaicum Berlin
Jewish Metropolitan Cemeteries i... @ New Synagogue/Centrum Judaicum Berlin
Jun 24 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Evening event of ICOMOS Germany together with the Berlin Heritage Conservation Authority, Berlin’s Jewish Community and the Centrum Judaicum Berlin on the occasion of the European Cultural Heritage Summit. Keynote speech and presentation of an international comparative study on Jewish ... continue reading →
Jun
27
Wed
09:30 Jews of Portugal and the Spanish... @ Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Jews of Portugal and the Spanish... @ Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Jun 27 @ 09:30 – 19:00
An initiative of the Dahan Center, Bar-Ilan University, in cooperation with the Ashkelon Academic College and the Ben-Zvi Institute (Israel), the Centre for History of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the Rectory of University ... continue reading →
Jun
28
Thu
09:30 Jews of Portugal and the Spanish... @ Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Jews of Portugal and the Spanish... @ Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Jun 28 @ 09:30 – 19:00
An initiative of the Dahan Center, Bar-Ilan University, in cooperation with the Ashkelon Academic College and the Ben-Zvi Institute (Israel), the Centre for History of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the Rectory of University ... continue reading →
19:00 Reconstruction of Jewish Quarter... @ Worms synagogue
Reconstruction of Jewish Quarter... @ Worms synagogue
Jun 28 @ 19:00 – 20:30
A lecture by Dr. Eszter Gantner of the Herder Institute, Marburg, Germany