Two ceremonies honor Poles who protect Jewish heritage

Laurel of Memory award statuettes, waiting to be presented. Photo: FODZ  Five Polish citizens have been presented a new award, the Laurel Crown of Memory, honoring Poles who protect, preserve and/or promote Jewish heritage, culture, and memory. The award, whose first edition coincides with events this year marking the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

New look and expanded content for two important Jewish heritage web sites

Scroll in National Library of Israel collection  We are please to post links to two upgraded and expanded Jewish heritage web sites — Yerusha, which links Jewish archives across Europe, and the AEPJ, the Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage. Yerusha Literally translated … Continue reading

New Jewish Museum Openings: Padova and Schwabach

Exterior of the former Sinagoga Tedesca in Padova, which will house the new Jewish Museum.Photo: WikimediaA new Jewish museum is opening this week in Padova (Padua), the historic town in northern Italy not far from Venice. Also this month, in a series of inaugural events, the Jewish Museum of Franconia (Jüdisches Museum Franken), in Bavaria, opened a third branch … Continue reading

Benefit concert for Thann, France synagogue restoration

Thann-poster  A candlelit concert  will be held June 28 to benefit the restoration and maintenance of the synagogue in Thann, in the Alsace region of France. The event, which will feature klezmer and Gypsy music and swing will take place at the … Continue reading