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Slovakia: Online exhibit on Nová Synagóga in Žilina

A new online exhibition about the history of the important modernist New Synagogue (Nová Synagóga) in Žilina, Slovakia is now viewable — it is the digital version of a permanent exhibition now under ...

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

Jul
15
Sun
all-day European Association for Jewish ... @ Jagiellonian University, Krakow
European Association for Jewish ... @ Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day
The XIth conference of the European Association for Jewish Studies will take place in Krakow. The theme of this year’s conference is Searching for Roots of Jewish Traditions. The Congress is organized by the Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University in ... continue reading →
Jul
24
Tue
09:00 International Volunteer camp @ Drohobych and Borislav (western Ukraine)
International Volunteer camp @ Drohobych and Borislav (western Ukraine)
Jul 24 @ 09:00 – Jul 29 @ 18:00
International Volunteer camp @ Drohobych and Borislav (western Ukraine) | Drohobych | Lviv Oblast | Ukraine
The second annual volunteer camp sponsored by the Lviv Volunteer Center. Participants will carrying out clean up work at venues such as the former synagogue in Stryi and also take part in cultural and educational initiatives. Synagogue ruin in Stryi, ... continue reading →
Aug
6
Mon
all-day IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
Aug 6 all-day
The annual meeting of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies    
Aug
8
Wed
all-day IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
Aug 8 all-day
The annual meeting of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies    
Aug
9
Thu
all-day IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
Aug 9 all-day
The annual meeting of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies    
Aug
10
Fri
all-day IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
Aug 10 all-day
The annual meeting of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies    
Aug
11
Sat
all-day IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
IAJGS Conference @ POLIN museum
Aug 11 all-day
The annual meeting of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies