Lithuania: Mazel tov! Jewish heritage activist receives state honor

  Mazel tov to JHE friend Sergey Kanovich — Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė has awarded him a high state honor for his work to preserve  Lithuanian Jewish heritage. Kanovich, who founded of the Šeduva “Lost Shtetl” Jewish Memorial Fund and … Continue reading

Hungary: Reclaiming a mikveh in a quaint wine-making village whose Jewish community perished in the Shoah

  Work is under way to reclaim and restore the long-abandoned old mikveh in Erdőbénye, a quaint village in the Tokaj wine region of northeastern Hungary whose Jewish community perished in the Shoah. Its private owner wants to restore it … Continue reading

Poland: Permanent Exhibition Opens at Warsaw’s Bródno Jewish Cemetery

  A visitor’s center housing a permanent exhibition on Jewish funeral traditions has opened at the Bródno Jewish cemetery in Warsaw’s Praga district. The opening February 6 of the Bet Almin – House of Eternity represented a major step in … Continue reading

Important New Resource on European Synagogues Launched

  ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]      An important new resource on European synagogues is now online. It’s a web site — — that includes an interactive survey map of more than 3,000 synagogues in 48 countries, with … Continue reading