In the wake of the devastating fire last week at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, JHE Director Ruth Ellen Gruber wrote an op-ed for JTA discussing the transcendent symbolism of built ...
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Each of these essays reflects personal involvement or analysis by scholars, experts, and hands-on Jewish heritage stakeholders.
We keep them in an archive -- where you can read them for more in-depth insight and first-hand stories.
In the wake of the devastating fire last week at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, JHE Director Ruth Ellen Gruber wrote an op-ed for JTA discussing the transcendent symbolism of built heritage. Among
CZ: Grassroots association buys rundown synagogue in Pacov; hopes to begin implementation of longterm plans for restoration
A local grassroots association has managed to purchase the rundown former synagogue in Pacov, Czech Republic and hopes to begin implementation of its longterm plans to restore the building as
The Parallel Traces Jewish heritage digital art competition is now open. The EU-funded Jewish heritage project, formally called Parallel Traces: A New Lens on Jewish Heritage, aims to encourage awareness
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Jaroslav Klenovský is a pioneer in the documentation and preservation of Jewish heritage in what today is the Czech Republic. Based in Brno, he has worked since 1980 to protect and preserve immovable Jewish heritage, particularly in Moravia. In addition to hands-on restoration and preservation projects, he has authored numerous books, monographs, articles and other publications.
In this personal essay Klenovský reflects on his nearly four decades of Jewish heritage work and describes his latest book — an encyclopedia of Jewish heritage in Moravia and Czech Silesia — and the current project creating digital dossiers of Jewish cemeteries in the region.