Lithuania: Report (incl. video) of excavations at site of destroyed Vilna Great Synagogue

The Israeli, Lithuanian and American archaeologists who carried out excavations last month on the site of the destroyed Vilnius Great Synagogue and the surrounding Shulhoyf have released a report on their discoveries — including unearthing two tiled ritual baths (mikvehs, … Continue reading

Ukraine Road Trip: Ambitious Preservation Plans in Zolochiv

(JHE Coordinator Ruth Ellen Gruber recently visited Jewish heritage sites in more than 10 towns near Lviv in western Ukraine to observe conditions and note changes. As part of the site visits, she met with the Mayor Ihor Hryn’kiv of … Continue reading

Resources: Index of Center for Jewish Art Collection now fully digitalized and online

After six years of work, the digitalization of more than 250,000 items in The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art has been completed, and the entire collection, including images of Jewish cemeteries and Jewish ritual architecture, as well as ritual … Continue reading

Lithuania: cemetery work in Kaunas

  Work has been going on in Kaunas to clean up and complete the documentation of the long-neglected Žaliakalnis Jewish cemetery and also to research the site of World War II mass graves. The cemetery documentation is being carried out … Continue reading

Ireland: Ireland’s oldest Jewish cemetery transferred to Dublin City Council

    Ireland’s oldest Jewish cemetery, the Ballybough Jewish cemetery in the Fairview section of northeast Dublin, has been handed over to the Dublin City Council for care, management, and maintenance, according to the Irish Times. Located behind a wall … Continue reading

UK: Willesden Jewish cemetery buildings put on England’s National Heritage List

  The complex of three Victorian buildings at the Willesden Jewish Cemetery in London has been entered as a Grade II site on England’s National Heritage List. According to the cemetery, it marks first time that Jewish Cemetery funerary buildings … Continue reading