Information about the location and status of more than 2,000 synagogues in Europe and parts of the middle east has been provided to European and other western military authorities, among them the UK Ministry ...
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Have Your Say
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.
Protecting synagogues in times of war; data has been provided to military authorities to (one hopes) forestall targeting them in armed conflict
Information about the location and status of more than 2,000 synagogues in Europe and parts of the middle east has been provided to European and other western military authorities, among
France: Historic Synagogue in Benfeld, Alsace is undergoing fullscale renovation. The first stage was recently completed.
(JHE) — The sumptuously decorated 19th century synagogue in Benfeld, near Strasbourg in Alsace, is undergoing a complex, fullscale restoration to safeguard the building and preserve its unique interior ornamentation.
The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe has opened its Spring 2021 grant round and welcomes applications for the following programs. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 21 April, 2021 at 5pm
Ukraine: Restoration underway at the 18th century synagogue in Vil’khivtsi. It will become a Jewish heritage museum and Holocaust memorial
(JHE) — Work is under way to restore the long-abandoned synagogue in Vil’khivtsi, in western Ukraine near the border with Romania and Hungary, and turn it into a Jewish heritage
Have your say
Op-eds, essays, and personal insights from experts and hands-on activists… and even some online exhibits
We’ll resume posting our Have Your Say personal essays in January 2021 — but meanwhile, please browse the dozens we have already posted. Fascinating first-person insights from prominent heritage experts, museum directors, and on-site activists, as well as some online exhibits.