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Moldova — Fire damages ruins of Chisinau synagogue listed as historic monument

  According to a report (including video) on Moldovan TV, fire — possibly due to arson — has damaged what had been the already gaping ruins of an early 20th century synagogue, located on Rabbi Tirelson street. The fire was … continue reading →

Lithuania — Three Jewish Cemeteries to Be Restored

  MACEVA, the non-profit organization founded by Lithuanian psychologist Aleksandr Avramenko and Lithuanian author Sergey Kanovich, has announced that it is digitizing, reconstructing and cleaning three more abandonded Jewish cemetery sites in Lithuania: the cemeteries in Pabrade, Dieveniskes and Utena. … continue reading →

Europa Nostra Prize to Amsterdam Synagogue

  A restoration project at the 17th Century Portuguese Synagogue Complex in Amsterdam has been awarded the  European Union’s Europa Nostra prize for conservation. From the Europa Nostra web site: “Thanks to the restoration work, the Portuguese Synagogue is now … continue reading →