Jewish Heritage Europe

Lithuania — updated pictures, Pakruojis

  We posted recently on the EEA grant awarded toward the restoration of the long-derelict wooden synagogue in Pakruojis, Lithuania, which is to be rehabilitated and turned into a library. Jewish Heritage Europe coordinator Ruth Ellen Gruber and several other … continue reading →

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Current & upcoming photo exhibitions on Jewish heritage sites

It seems that a growing number of photographers are focusing on Jewish heritage sites and exhibiting their photographs in museums and galleries. Jewish heritage sites have long been an inspiration to artists and photographers — and a number of photographic … continue reading →

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Jewish cemetery round-up: in 3 countries, 2 rededicated and 2 vandalized

In the news this month have been the rededication of two Jewish cemeteries Poland after restoration — but also the desecration of two Jewish cemeteries, on in the Czech Republic and one in Austria. The restored Jewish cemeteries in Józefów Biłgorajski … continue reading →

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Latvia: Restoration of wooden “Green Synagogue” in Rezekne progresses

    The long-delayed restoration of the wooden “Green Synagogue” in Rezekne, Latvia — built around 1845 and one of the few wooden synagogues still standing in Europe — is progressing, with the target date for completion of the project … continue reading →