Jewish Heritage Europe

Matzo Matzo Matzo! (Memories of old times in Italy and Poland)

    The old matzo oven has long been one of the sites that can be visited as part of the Jewish museum in Pitigliano, an extraordinarily picturesque hill town in southern Tuscany once known as a “little Jerusalem” because … continue reading →

Nearly 500 grave markers restored at Prague’s New Jewish cemetery

  After more than a year of work, nearly 500 grave markers in Prague’s New Jewish Cemetery have been restored, thanks to a 4.7 million crown (approx €175,000) grant from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway, with a 1.1 … continue reading →

Documentary on Jewish Cemeteries in Moldova highlights challenges

    A mini-documentary film about Jewish cemeteries in Moldova highlights the value of Jewish cemeteries, their visual power, and the challenges of caring for them in Moldova — but the points brought out in the 13-minute film, called “A … continue reading →

UK: Call for competition — Willesden Jewish cemetery renovation

  Great Britain’s umbrella United Synagogue organization has issued a competition call to choose a team to design and produce the renovation plan for London’s Willesden Jewish Cemetery, founded in 1873 and with a neo-Gothic ceremonial hall and more than … continue reading →