Jewish Heritage Europe

Irish Jewish Museum gets OK for expansion

Ireland’s Planning Appeals Board, or An Bord Pleanála (ABP), has  given the go-ahead for an ambitious, €10 million expansion, upgrade and modernization of Dublin’s Irish Jewish Museum. The museum “is very pleased with the decision […] concerning the necessary plans … continue reading →

Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow is honored

Mazel tov to the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, which has been awarded the “Kryształy Soli” (“Salt Crystals”) Prize in the category of “Preserving the cultural heritage” awarded by the Marshal of the Małopolska Voivodship.  The museum reports that: The Minister … continue reading →

Competition announced for Virtual Jewish museum tour in Italy

The Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI) has announced a competition to develop a “Virtual Tour” of Jewish museums in four Italian cities — Rome, Venice, Bologna and Casale Monferrato — that will work on computers, smartphone and tablets. The … continue reading →

See restored stained glass windows in Subotica (& Novi Sad) synagogues!

Click the links and take a look at these beautiful galleries of photographs documenting the restored stained glass windows in the art nouveau synagogues in Subotica  and  Novi Sad, Serbia! The work was carried out by the Stanišić Stained Glass … continue reading →

The Dorfmans’ photo archive and Yad Vashem

Starting in 1987, American-born Israeli educators Rivka and Ben-Zion Dorfman roamed central and eastern Europe, documenting synagogue buildings that were abandoned,  transformed, ruined, and occasionally still used for Jewish worship —  in Austria, Hungary, Croatia, northern Italy, Greece, and the … continue reading →