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Ukraine: synagogue in Chechelnyk to be restored for pilgrims

Work has begun to restore the ruined synagogue in Chechelnyk, southwestern Ukraine, for the use of Hasidic pilgrims visiting the graves of the Tzaddik Moshe Zvi Giterman of Savran and his descendants, according to the Religious Information Service of Ukraine. … continue reading →

Slovakia update: Bytča synagogue restoration web site is now in English

Bytca, Slovakia synagogue in 2007. Photo by Drajna, via Wikimedia

We only occasionally report on updated web sites — but we would like to point out this one. The web site for the restoration of the synagogue in Bytča, Slovakia is now fully available in an English language version.  We … continue reading →

New Have Your Say: “Makom” in a revived synagogue in Crete; the role of Nikos Stavroulakis

  Our new Have Your Say op-ed is an intensely personal essay by Ionanna Galanaki, who is completing her PhD at Southampton University on the revival of the Etz Chayyim synagogue and community in the ancient port of Chania, Crete. … continue reading →

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 →