Jewish Heritage Europe

February Jewish Heritage Europe Newsletter is out

The February Jewish Heritage Europe newsletter is out — announcing major new Jewish cemeteries initiatives, marking our 5th birthday, and publishing news and views (including pix) from Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Turkey, Germany, and more. Please subscribe to get it delivered … continue reading →

JHE’s Coordinator reflects on five years online: looking back, looking forward

    This month marks five years since JHE went live online.  In a lengthy interview with Liam Hoare on the website eJewishPhilanthropy, JHE Coordinator Ruth Ellen Gruber reflects on developments in Jewish heritage work — looking back and looking … continue reading →

New “Have Your Say” essay – Epitaphs: poignant connections to a world now gone

    In our new Have Your Say personal essay, Dr. Heidi M. Szpek writes beautifully about how she was drawn to reading and translating the epitaphs on the gravestones in the Bagnówka Jewish cemetery in Białystok, Poland and thus … continue reading →

Ukraine: Signals of cooperation in Jewish Heritage work

A roundtable meeting in L’viv of activists, Jewish representatives, NGOs, and local government officials appears to signal new cooperation and possible new, collaborative strategies on Jewish cultural heritage preservation and research in parts of western Ukraine. JHE friend Marla Raucher … continue reading →

Lithuania: Plans for state-of-art Jewish Museum at Šeduva announced

    Plans have been announced for a state-of-the-art Jewish museum slated to open in 2019 as part of the “Lost Shtetl” memorial complex at Šeduva, Lithuania. The museum complex will be designed by the Finnish company “Lahdelma & Mahlamäki … continue reading →