Jewish Heritage Europe

Smartphone/Tablet app for Jewish Vienna

  It’s summer — and that means traveling time. As we have noted, there is a growing selection of Jewish travel and tourism apps to help visitors interested in visiting Jewish heritage. Here’s one for Jewish Vienna, prepared by the … continue reading →

Poland: Gliwice restoration nearing completion

The restoration of the ornate, red-brick Ceremonial Hall at the “New” Jewish cemetery in the southern Polish city Gliwice, begun in mid-2014, is nearing completion, and the Jewish Museum slated to be installed there is due to open in early … continue reading →

Lithuania: Hope for saving Žiežmariai wooden synagogue?

The City Council of the town of Kaišiadorys has agreed to “adopt” the decaying wooden synagogue in nearby Žiežmariai and help with the restoration of the building, one of only a dozen or so surviving wooden synagogues in east-central Europe. … continue reading →

Lithuania: Underground remains of Vilnius Great Synagogue ID’d

The underground remains of the destroyed Great Synagogue and Shulhof in Vilnius have been identified thanks to a ground-penetrating radar survey carried out in June, and an archeological excavation of the site will begin next year. The Israeli Antiquities Authority … continue reading →