Agreement Expands Access to Jewish Records in Poland

Important news for family historians —  the Polish State Archives (PSA) and Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (JRI-Poland) have entered into a new multi-year agreement to expand access to Jewish records. JRI-Poland hosts a searchable online database of records from more … Continue reading

Razing of NYC synagogues resonates with fate of Warsaw’s “White Building”

This fascinating article in The Forward by Jenna Weissman Joselit about the destruction of synagogues in New York has many resonances with the debate over the future (or lack of future) of the Jewish community’s Twarda 6 “white building” in Warsaw, which we … Continue reading

Portugal: Synagogue marks 75th anniversary

Celebrations Jan. 27 marked the 75th anniversary of the magnificent Kadoorie Mekor Chaim Synagogue in Porto, Portugal, the largest active synagogue in Iberia. About 280  Jewish representatives from  the U.S., Israel, the United Kingdom and Argentina attended the ceremonies. In the … Continue reading