Jewish Heritage Europe

Prague’s Maisels synagogue reopens with new exhibit

  The historic Maisels synagogue in Prague, a key part of the Jewish Museum in Prague, reopens July 1 with a revamped permanent exhibition on Jewish history called Jews in the Bohemian Lands 10th-18th century. The building had been closed to … continue reading →

Memorial unveiled at Minsk Jewish Cemetery

  A Holocaust memorial was unveiled this week at the Jewish cemetery on Sochaya Street in Minsk, Belarus to commemorate Jews who were deported from Königsberg and East Prussia to the Minsk ghetto in June 1942 and were then deported to their deaths … continue reading →

Two ceremonies honor Poles who protect Jewish heritage

  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 →

Pisa synagogue reopened after 8-year restoration

  The synagogue in Pisa, Italy has been rededicated after being closed for eight years during a €1.3 million restoration process. A gala ceremony and day-long events June 21 marked the occasion. The ceremony was attended by Jewish and civic leaders, including … continue reading →

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

  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 →