Jewish Heritage Europe

Italy: New Jewish museum in Lecce

A small Jewish museum has opened in Lecce — a beautiful town famous for its Baroque architecture on the very tip of the heel of the Italian boot, where Jews flourished in the middle ages but were expelled half a … continue reading →

Poland: Annual Preserving Memory Awards presented

The 19th annual “Preserving Memory” awards honoring non-Jewish Poles who preserve, protect, maintain, and promote Jewish heritage in Poland were presented at a ceremony at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow on June 26. The awards were established in 1998 … continue reading →

Lithuania: Vilnius begins dismantling building constructed of Jewish gravestones

    Work has begun to remove part of an electric transformer station in Vilnius which was built during  the Soviet era using gravestones from Jewish graves of the once-vast Užupis Jewish cemetery on Olandu street, which was almost totally … continue reading →

Call for Papers: 3rd International Congress on Jewish Architecture

  We are pleased for share this Call for Papers for an important upcoming conference.   Synagogue and Museum. 3rd International Congress on Jewish Architecture   November 21-23, 2016 Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany   The congress is organized by the … continue reading →

Greece: Smartphone app for Jewish Chania developed

A new smartphone app for Jewish heritage in Chania, Crete — including the Etz Hayyim synagogue — has been developed and will soon be available for IOS and Android platforms. The app is the third in a series of travel … continue reading →