Jewish Heritage Europe

Call for Submissions: Photography Competition Illustrating Religious Heritage

Here’s an opportunity for photographers. Our friends at Future for Religious Heritage (FRH) (the European  network for historic places of worship) are sponsoring a summer photography competition — for photographs illustrating religious heritage. The initiative is aimed to promote religious … continue reading →

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July JHE Newsletter is out — take a look (and subscribe!)

Our July JHE Newsletter is out — news, views, and insights from Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Ukraine, Slovakia and more…. Click here to access it online It’s a “summer travel” issue — so we highlight several travel-related reports, including … continue reading →

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Slovakia: Online exhibit on Nová Synagóga in Žilina

A new online exhibition about the history of the important modernist New Synagogue (Nová Synagóga) in Žilina, Slovakia is now viewable — it is the digital version of a permanent exhibition now under preparation that will be installed in the … continue reading →

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On the Road in CZ (and PL): Revisiting the historic Jewish cemeteries in Osoblaha and Biała

The centuries-old Jewish cemetery in Osoblaha, a remote little town on the Czech-Polish border, is unique in the Czech Republic because of the strong influence of Polish/Silesian-style gravestone art. It has some 313 surviving gravestones (out of possibly 1200); the … continue reading →

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On the road in CZ: in the Loštice synagogue, Respect & Tolerance spearheads education and personalizes memory

It was exciting to visit the synagogue in Loštice, CZ and learn first-hand about the work spearheaded by  the Respect and Tolerance Foundation, a civic organization founded around 15 years ago that documents the history and culture of the pre-war … continue reading →

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