Jewish Heritage Europe

Publications & Sources

Angelova, R., M,. Iordanova, J. Furkov. Sofia: Synagogues in Bulgaria (in Bulgarian). Center for Architectural Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. 2000.

Barouh, E. “Jews,” in Communities and Identitites in Bulgaria. Edited by A. Krasteva, pp. 177-194. Ravenna: Longo Editore, 1998.

Center for Jewish Art. “Expeditions: Documenting Jewish Art and Architecture in Bulgaria,” Center for Jewish art Newsletter, 15 (Summer 2000), 2-3.

Danov, C., E. Kesjakova. “A Unique Find – the Old Synagogue in Plovdiv.”  Annual of Social Cultural and Educational Association of Jews in Bulgaria V (1970) 210–227

Eskenazi, J., A. Krispin. Editor.  Jews in the Bulgarian Hinterland:  An Annotated Bibliography. Sofia: International Center for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, 2002.

Hazan, Elko Z. The Concise Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities and Their Synagogues in Bulgaria. Sofia, 2012

Hazan, Elko Z. The Synagogues in Bulgaria: A testimony of eighteen centuries of Jewish presence in the Balkans. Paper presented at the the international conference Jewish Architecture in Europe (Technische Universitat Braunschweig. Braunschweig, Germany October 8-11, 2007). Online at

Keren, Zvi. The Jews of Karnobat: Chapters from the depths: the history of a vanished community. Sofia: American Research Center in Sofia, 2014.

Kesjakova, E. “Ancient Synagogue of Philippopolis,” (in Bulgarian with French summary). APXEOΛOΓИЯ, 1 (1989), 20–33.

Krinsky, Carol Herselle. The Synagogues of Europe: Architecture, History, Meaning. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1985.

Lavashki, Borislav, “Plea to Restore Synagogue,” in Jewish Magazine (June 2007), online at:

Lazarova, Becca. “…The Road to the Sky Will Wait for Us Here in this Synagogue…”, paper given at the conference:The Future of Jewish Monuments in Europe (Prague, April 2004).

Roshkovska, A. “The Jews and the Revival Bulgarian Urban Culture (orig. in Bulgarian),” in Bulgarian-Jewish Relations on the Eve of the 21st century: Proceedings from the Conference, Dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Creation of the State of Israel., pp. 94–109.  Sofia: Sofia University Press. 1998.

Trankova, Dimana and Anthony Georgieff. A Guide to Jewish Bulgaria. Sofia: Vagabond Media, 2011 Preview and photo galleries online at: (click link at the bottom of the web page)

Vassileva, B.  The Jews in Bulgaria 1944–1952 (orig. in Bulgarian). Sofia: Sveti Kliment Ohridski Universdity Press, 1992.