Reminder: European Day of Jewish Culture next Sunday

StampaThe annual European Day of Jewish Culture takes place next Sunday, Sept. 6 — and events are scheduled in more than 30 countries: in some countries the “day” has become “days” or even a full week of events; in some … Continue reading

Cemetery preservationist training program — in the USA

Restoration work on a grand tomb in the Jewish cemetery in Břeclav, Czech Republic, July 2015. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber  Jewish Heritage Europe focuses, well, on Europe. It is often easy to forget — or not even realize — that analogous preservation challenges exist also in the United States and elsewhere, regarding Jewish and non-Jewish built heritage. Cemeteries, cemetery … Continue reading

The power of Jewish heritage: interview with Christian Herrmann

Mural of Jerusalem from Groisse Shil in Cherivtsi. Photo: Christian Herrmann  People become involved with Jewish heritage — Jewish built heritage — in many ways: as scholars, as researchers, as archaeologists, as documentarians, as genealogists and seekers of family history, as historians, as historic preservationists…. on and on. Based in … Continue reading