JHE 2016 Year in Review — Most shared posts

Three Hares motif in the replica of the Gwozdziec synagogue ceiling. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber  Over the past year, we have posted more than 200 news items in our Jewish Heritage Europe News Feed. As 2016 comes to an end, we thought we would draw attention to the 50 (or so) posts  that were … Continue reading

Jewish Museums Today: A Collection of Essays

Dancer Steve Weintraub performs at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber  A collection of essays about Jewish museums, Jewish Peoplehood and Jewish Museums, has been published by the Taube Foundation, the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education, and the UJA Federation of New York. Authors include scholars and museum professionals in … Continue reading

Czech Republic: Prague Old Jewish Cemetery digitization project

prague-old-jewish-cemetery-wm-5The Jewish Museum of Prague has embarked on the final stage of a complex, years-long project to digitize the gravestones and other information related to the Old Jewish Cemetery in the Czech capital, but it could still be several years … Continue reading

France: Carpentras synagogue to mark 650 years; events & restoration planned

Carpentras, France synagogue, interior. Photo by Konradm, via wikimedia, GNU Free Documentation LicenseEvents are being planned to mark the 650th anniversary of the synagogue in Carpentras, France — it dates originally from 1367, making it the oldest synagogue in France and one of the oldest synagogues still in use in Europe. According … Continue reading

Slovakia: Rich new web resource for Jewish heritage in Bratislava

The Jewish Community Museum in Bratislava has launched a new web portal for the rich Jewish heritage of Bratislava, including an interactive guide to 28 sites of Jewish interest in the city.   The web site — www.jewishbratislava.sk – includes sections … Continue reading

Hungary: Fund-raiser for the Budapest Festival Orchestra and its Synagogue concerts

Interior, Dohany st. Synagogue, Budapest. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber    At the beginning of December, a nearly 3,000 people packed Budapest’s majestic Dohany St. synagogue — the largest synagogue in Europe — for a concert by the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) and guest artist Daniel Barenboim. The concert … Continue reading