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Slovakia: Activists honored for Jewish heritage work

  The Slovak Jewish community has honored activists for the preservation and promotion of Jewish heritage in Slovakia. This year’s Eugene Bárkány Prize and three Eugen Bárkány Plaques were awarded at the fourth annual Jewish Heritage in Slovakia conference, held November … continue reading →

In Ukraine, a Shehecheyanu moment as a Mezuzah is affixed to the partially restored Great Maharsha Synagogue in Ostroh

    In what was truly a Shehecheyanu moment, a Mezuzah was affixed to the entrance of the partially restored Great Maharsha Synagogue in Ostroh (Ostrog), Ukraine, built in the early 17th century. Visiting rabbis and pilgrims from the USA, Israel, … continue reading →

Romania: the Moorish-style Memorial Synagogue in Cluj (Kolozsvár) is under restoration; a Jewish social & cultural center is also to be developed

  Fullscale restoration work is under way at the so-called Memorial to the Deportees Synagogue in Cluj-Napoca (Koloszvár), Romania, and a Jewish cultural and social center will be developed next to it. Work began at the beginning of October, and … continue reading →