Jewish Heritage Europe

Rich online source of photos of synagogues

  Worth Noting! Thanks to our friends at the Gedenkstättenportal / Sites of Remembrance for drawing attention to a very rich online “FlickRiver” source of photographs of synagogues. As our friends pointed out, it’s “a huge gallery of pictures of synagogues from … continue reading →

Update on restoration of Great Synagogue in Iaşi, Romania

  The restoration of the 17th century Great Synagogue in Iaşi, Romania is progressing — but slowly, and more problems are found as the process goes on, reports Lucia Apostol, who is responsible for property and built heritage at the Federation of Jewish Communities … continue reading →

Czech 10 Stars — Touring the Constellation

JHE Coordinator Ruth Ellen Gruber spent much of last week criss-crossing the Czech Republic to visit as many of the newly inaugurated sites of the 10 Stars project as she could… alas, due to distance, bad weather and delays due … continue reading →

Annual Preserving Memory awards in Poland — 2014

The 17th annual “Preserving Memory” awards were presented last week in Krakow, honoring non-Jewish Poles who preserve, protect, maintain and promote Jewish culture and heritage. The awards were presented at a ceremony June 29 at the Galicia Jewish Museum during … continue reading →

Czech 10 Stars update: Úštěk

The ambitious Czech 10 Stars project, which we have reported on JHE as it has developed, was inaugurated last month — 10 synagogues and associated Jewish heritage sites, in 10 towns all over the country, that have been renovated (or re-renovated) … continue reading →