Jewish Heritage Europe

Photo essay on the Jewish cemetery in Bucharest, where nature and vegetation are winning the battle

  The Romania edition of has published a poignant photo essay with text on the “Philanthropy” Jewish cemetery in Bucharest, which the author, Alexandru Vazaru, calls  the “wildest and saddest place” in central Bucharest. It’s worth a look….The photos show the … continue reading →

Cheltenham, England synagogue gets grant to repair roof

  The elegant Regency synagogue in Cheltenham, England, has received a grant of £11,500 to repair its roof, from the Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund. Two churches in Cheltenham also received grants. The Gloucestershire Echo quoted Jenny Silverston, the … continue reading →

Great Synagogue in Edirne, Turkey reopens after restoration

  The Great Synagogue in Edirne, Turkey, has been reopened after a $2.5 million, 5-year government-funded restoration process that brought the once-ruined building back to its original glory. Only one Jew is believed to live in the town, but the … continue reading →