Jewish Heritage Europe

Laser documentation of Frank Lloyd Wright Synagogue

The laser documentation of the Beth Sholom synagogue, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is taking place in the U.S.A., but the process described could be useful and interesting to preservationists in Europe, where detailed digital documentation may provide an alternative … continue reading →

Fate of Curacao Jewish cemetery reflects that of many in Europe

  An AP article focuses attention on the troubled present and uncertain future of the historic Beit Haim Jewish cemetery on the Caribbean island of Curacao,  one of the most important Jewish heritage sites in the Americas.  The story told  … continue reading →

Campaign to fund restoration of Gherla, Romania, Synagogue

A $50,000 fund-raising campaign coordinated under the auspices of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has been launched to restore the synagogue in Gherla, Romania. Built in 1903, the synagogue is in danger of collapse unless urgent structural repairs are … continue reading →