Matzo Matzo Matzo! (Memories of old times in Italy and Poland)

Pitigliano-REG2    The old matzo oven has long been one of the sites that can be visited as part of the Jewish museum in Pitigliano, an extraordinarily picturesque hill town in southern Tuscany once known as a “little Jerusalem” because … Continue reading

Nearly 500 grave markers restored at Prague’s New Jewish cemetery

New Jewish Cemetery, Prague. Screen shot of photo gallery of restoration work, Jewish Community of Prague web site  After more than a year of work, nearly 500 grave markers in Prague’s New Jewish Cemetery have been restored, thanks to a 4.7 million crown (approx €175,000) grant from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway, with a 1.1 … Continue reading

Documentary on Jewish Cemeteries in Moldova highlights challenges

Jewish cemetery at Vadul-Rascov, Moldova. Photo © Christian Herrmann    A mini-documentary film about Jewish cemeteries in Moldova highlights the value of Jewish cemeteries, their visual power, and the challenges of caring for them in Moldova — but the points brought out in the 13-minute film, called “A … Continue reading

UK: Call for competition — Willesden Jewish cemetery renovation

WillesdenBW  Great Britain’s umbrella United Synagogue organization has issued a competition call to choose a team to design and produce the renovation plan for London’s Willesden Jewish Cemetery, founded in 1873 and with a neo-Gothic ceremonial hall and more than … Continue reading

10 Great Places to Experience Jewish History: interview with JHE Coordinator Ruth Ellen Gruber

Bimah and ark in the synagogue in Mikulov, Czech Republic, part of the 10 Stars projectJHE Coordinator Ruth Ellen Gruber is featured in an interview about Jewish heritage sites around the world, published in the Travel section of USAToday newspaper. The interviewer asked her to highlight some of her favorite sites to visit, in North … Continue reading