World Monuments Fund announces five Jewish heritage grants

    Good news! The World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced Thursday (Feb. 27) the receipt of an award of $220,000 from the David Berg Foundation of New York for five projects at Jewish heritage sites in Europe and Africa: the … Continue reading

Three Polish synagogues get restoration funding

Krzysztof Bielawski of Virtual Shtetl reports that three former synagogues in southern Poland — in Grybów, Bobowa and Józefów Biłgorajski — have received financial support from regional authorities toward their restoration and refurbishment. The sums are not huge, but they help. … Continue reading

Slovakia: progress on Bardejov restoration leads to reflection of disappearing Jewish heritage

  In the mid-2000s Emil Fish, who left his native Bardejov, in eastern Slovakia, in 1949, founded an association to preserve Jewish heritage in his home town, the Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee. Among other things, the group is constructing a … Continue reading

New photos — restored Sataniv, Ukraine, synagogue and Jewish cemetery

The German researcher  Christian Herrmann is on one of his regular trips to Ukraine to document Jewish heritage sites. On his trip, he visited Sataniv (Satanov) and was able to photograph the historic 16th century fortress synagogue, which has been … Continue reading

Tourism: Mobile ticketing being introduced for Florence synagogue, Jewish museum

The synagogue and Jewish museum complex in Florence, Italy is introducing a system of mobile ticketing via a smartphone app that the Jewish community hopes will streamline the process and also help visitors prepare better in advance for their visit. … Continue reading

Seminar on Jewish Culture, Tourism, Synagogues in Cordoba

The year 2015 marks the700th anniversary of the synagogue in Cordoba, Spain, and among activities leading up to celebrations, the fifth training seminar on Jewish culture in Cordoba, which takes place this week,  focuses on tourism and especially the synagogue, … Continue reading

Krzysztof Czyzewski receives 2014 Dan David Prize

Mazel Tov to the Polish intellectual and activist Krzysztof Czyszewski, the founder and director of the Borderland Foundation (Fundacja Pogranicze) in Sejny, Poland, who has received one of this year’s Dan David prizes. Czyzewski, writes the Jerusalem Post, citing the … Continue reading