A comprehensive laser scan of the 19th century former synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales has been carried out, as a major step in the ongoing long-term project to restore the site and create a Welsh Jewish ...
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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.
UK: Detailed laser scan carried out of the former synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Latest step in project to restore the building and create a Jewish Heritage Center
A comprehensive laser scan of the 19th century former synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales has been carried out, as a major step in the ongoing long-term project to restore the
We are pleased to share this Call for Papers for a two-hour webinar on preserving Jewish cemeteries in Poland, to be held online July 1. Confirmed keynote speakers include :
Turkey: 200-year-old former synagogue in Istanbul’s Hasköy quarter is being restored as a library. It had been used as a “hookah cafe”
A 200-year-old former synagogue in the Hasköy quarter of the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, used in recent years as “hookah cafe,” is undergoing restoration to become a library and youth
Serbia: Restoration of the former “Small Synagogue” in Senta is underway, funded by the Hungarian government
Restoration work is underway at the former “Small Synagogue” in Senta, located in northern Serbia not far from the border with Hungary. The project is funded by a 220-million-forint (around
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Since the late 1990s, the British-born photographer Jono David has traveled the globe to amass what is probably the most extensive archive of contemporary images of Jewish heritage and heritage sites in the world – a growing compendium of more than 120,000 photographs from 116 countries and territories. His new book, The Jews of Africa: Lost Tribes, Found Communities, Emerging Faiths takes on a continent and is based on years of travel to some 30 African countries and territories. It includes 230 photographs and 14 essays by scholars, rabbis, and members of Jewish African society. In this personal essay, David, who is based in Japan, reflects on what led him on his never-ending mission to photograph the Jewish world and, in particular, what he found in Africa. We are pleased to present with it a brief selection of his photos.