Jewish Heritage Europe

Video lovingly recalls Jewish Bukovina

  This has been on the internet for a few years, but it’s a lovely recollection of Jewish Bukovina — the onetime easternmost Austro-Hungarian province that is now divided between Ukraine and Romania. To a Yiddish song tribute to the region, … continue reading →

Simchat Torah! Celebrating the Torah with images of Arks

Simchat Torah — Rejoicing in the Torah, the Jewish festival that celebrates the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings (and beginning of the new cycle), falls on Thursday-Friday, Oct. 16-17. To mark the occasion, here are some images of the Aron ha Kodesh, … continue reading →

Appeal for funds to restore Jewish cemetery in Finale Emilia, Italy

    A local cultural association, Alma Finalis, has launched an appeal for funds to restore the centuries-old Jewish cemetery in Finale Emilia, Italy. It hopes to raise €19,500 for the project. “The restoration is urgent; the stones will be soon … continue reading →

Poland round-up: cemeteries, synagogues, etc

  A number of cemetery clean-ups and other initiatives and developments have taken place in Poland in recent weeks — and also some vandalism. We have reported on some of them, but here are notes about others. Virtual Shtetl has also … continue reading →