A Jewish Heritage tourism hub in NE Hungary serves religious pilgrims and mainstream tourists alike

  Northeastern Hungary’s Tokaj wine region is famous for its semi-sweet nectar described as “the king of wines and the wine of kings.” But it is also known for the tombs of several Hasidic “wonder rabbis” whose burial places have … Continue reading

Hungary: watch the synagogue in Olaszliszka die; see the new memorial on its site

  The fate of the synagogue in the village of Olaszliszka in the Tokaj wine region of northeast Hungary long symbolized the fate of post-Holocaust Jewish heritage and Jewish memory.  Built in the mid-19th century and located in the middle … Continue reading

Slovakia: Žilina & Bardejov synagogue restorations receive Slovak architecture awards

  The recently completed restorations of the synagogues in Bardejov and Žilina have been awarded the CE-ZA-AR. prize for architecture in Slovakia, presented by the Slovak Chamber of Architects. Mazel tov! The restoration of the modernist New Synagogue  (Nová Synagóga) in … Continue reading