Poland: Mikveh in Wrocław under restoration, as both a functioning ritual bath and exhibition space

  The Bente Kahan Foundation has begun to restore the more than century-old mikveh in Wrocław, Poland as both a functioning ritual bath and space for a permanent exhibition dedicated to the narrative of the Jewish lIfe cycle. The mikveh … Continue reading

Romania: Alba Iulia Synagogue to be rededicated (and get QR signage)

The historic synagogue in Alba Iulia, Romania will be rededicated November 26 after restoration — new QR code signage will provide information for visitors. Completed in 1840, the synagogue stands at 2, Tudor Vladimirescu Street; it is believed to be … Continue reading

CZ: Database for Jewish Cemeteries in Southern Moravia

    The tourist information web site of the Jewish community of Brno, Czech Republic includes  databases, with maps, of more than 20 Jewish cemeteries in southern Moravia. The cemeteries are listed by information cards. Click on the card and … Continue reading

Download “Vanished World” 2018 Eastern Europe Jewish Heritage Calendar

As in the past, JHE friend photographer Christian Herrmann is giving a holiday gift:  a calendar based on his striking photographs of Jewish heritage sites in eastern Europe.   The 2018 calendar can be downloaded for free as a PDF, … Continue reading

Significant new books on synagogue architecture, art, restoration

  Several new books make important contributions to the study of synagogue history, art and architecture and provide insight on the ways disused synagogues have been neglected, restored and/or repurposed in recent decades. Two are monumental works focusing on synagogues … Continue reading