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Moldova: new mini-doc on preservation of Jewish cemeteries

  RFE/RL has posted a video mini-documentary about Yvette Merzbacher, a woman now living in Switzerland,  who is on a personal crusade to save the Jewish cemeteries of Moldova, where her grandparents came from. Merzbacher founded the Living Stones Association, … continue reading →

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European Days of Jewish Culture — it all kicks off on Sunday

Sunday, September 3, marks the 18th annual European Day of Jewish Culture — entailing hundreds of events and “open doors” visits to synagogues and other Jewish sites in three dozen countries around Europe. In some countries, the “Day” stretches into … continue reading →

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France: As the Carpentras synagogue turns 650, the tiny Jewish community seeks funds to restore the historic building

  The tiny Jewish community in Carpentras, France has issued an appeal for contributions to help complete renovation work on its historic synagogue, which this year is celebrating its 650th birthday, making it the oldest active synagogue in France and … continue reading →

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Ukraine: ancient Buchach Jewish cemetery documented

  The Jewish Galicia and Bukovina organization carried out its latest annual Field School session with a thorough documentation of the old section of the centuries-old Jewish cemetery in Buchach, Ukraine. The team cleared thick vegetation from the site, which … continue reading →

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Ukraine: Ostroh Jewish cemetery status recognized

After being used for decades as a park, the site of the centuries-old Jewish cemetery in Ostroh, Ukraine has once again been officially recognized as a Jewish cemetery, thanks to the efforts of activist Grigori Arshinov, who has spearheaded efforts … continue reading →

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