Slovakia: restoration of Lučenec synagogue nears completion

Screen grab of the Facebook album posted by the Lucenec municipality  The restoration of the long-abandoned Lipot Baumhorn-designed synagogue in Lučenec, Slovakia — and its transformation into a cultural center — is nearing completion. City authorities say it will be officially opened to the public with an inaugural event in May. The … Continue reading

Poland: town takes steps to protect Jewish cemetery

Grodzisk Mazowiecki - kirkut 02The town of Grodzisk Mazowiecki in central Poland has taken steps to preserve its Jewish cemetery from property development and has ordered clean-up of the site to begin. Mayor  Grzegorz Benedykciński was quoted by the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper as saying there … Continue reading

New Jewish heritage and travel apps for Greece

Thessaloniki-app  A new smartphone and tablet app — Salonika Jewish Legacy — takes users on a tour of Jewish heritage and history in Thessaloniki, Greece. The app is the second in a series of apps on Jewish heritage in Greek cities. The first, for Ioannina, released in 2014, includes an interactive … Continue reading

Call for Applicants: Museum curators’ program in April, Germany/Austria

Tourists outside Munich Jewish Museum (r) and synagogue (l). Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber  This is an intensive, 5-day  Advanced Curatorial Education Program (A-CEP) open to staff members of members institutions of the Association of European Jewish Museums. Southern Germany / Vorarlberg, 17-21 April 2016 The Advanced Curatorial Education Programme is a joined programme … Continue reading