Jewish Heritage Europe

Happy Hanukkah from JHE!

Garnethill synagogue, Glasgow, Scotland


Jewish Heritage Europe wishes all our readers and friends a Happy Hanukkah!

Thank you for your interest and support — and thanks especially to those of you who have contacted us with questions and comments, with news of publications and events,  and with updated or new information on Jewish heritage issues and sites.

It’s traditional to give gifts during the holiday  — so we are posting some images here of synagogue wall and ceiling paintings and other decoration that almost remind us of fancy gift wrapping…

Wall painting, Kazinczy st. synagogue, Budapest


Hanukkah is something of a birthday for JHE… it was on the first night of Hanukkah in 2011 that our web site had its first public presentation, at a holiday reception hosted in Prague by the then- U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Norman Eisen.

First public presentation of JHE, first night of Hanukkah, 2011

For us, it was truly a moment to recite the Shehecheyanu blessing — even though we didn’t go live online until nearly two months later.

Since then, we have continued to grow. And we are still growing and expanding — with news items, resources, links, photos, articles, calendar events and other content being added each week.

Please keep in touch! And please subscribe to our Newsfeed and monthly Newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!



Wall decoration in St Pölten, Austria, synagogue


Wall decoration, former synagogue in St. Pölten, Austria


Ceiling decoration, former ceremonial hall, Jewish cemetery, Gliwice, Poland


Decoration in synagogue in Subotica, Serbia


Rumbach st synagogue, Budapest


Rumbach st synagogue, Budapest


Wall decoration, former synagogue in St Pölten, Austria


Floor decoration, synagogue in Verona, Italy


Ceiling, synagogue in Casale Monferrato, Italy


Synagogue in Mad, Hungary


Ceiling of synagogue in Cuneo, Italy


Ceiling and wall decoration, former synagogue in Malacky, Slovakia


Ceiling, Verona, Italy, Synagogue


Ceiling, synagogue in Boskovice, CZ


Herblike decoration in the newly restored Art Nouveau synagogue in Subotica, Serbia


Ceiling, former orthodox synagogue, Trnava, Slovakia


3 comments on “Happy Hanukkah from JHE!

  1. My deepest gratitude :a respectful JHE admirer.
    “ועבר ועתיד ישתלמו…״…”
    Avraham Ben Yitzhak

    A wonderful Chanukah!

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