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Ukraine: restoration work to begin on Ceremonial Hall at Chernivtsi cemetery

    The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative reports that it will begin work in early May on a special project, funded by Germany, to renovate the roof of the pre-burial house (Bet Tahara) at the Jewish Cemetery of Chernivtsi (Chernowitz) … continue reading →

Hungary: Government allocates funds to repair fire-damaged synagogue

The Hungarian government has allocated 142 million Forints (€460,000) toward the repair of a small synagogue in Budapest that was gutted by an electrical fire in October 2016. The announcement was made by Miklós Soltész Stat Secretary for religious, ethnic … continue reading →

Italy: contested plans to develop site of old Jewish cemetery in Mantova

  The Jewish Chronicle reports on a complex situation that has been brewing for several months in Mantova (Mantua), in northern Italy, where contested interests have raised issues over the derelict site of a centuries-old Jewish cemetery. A group of … continue reading →

Czech Republic: funds sought to restore Plzeň Great Synagogue

The Jewish Community in Plzeň (Pilsen) in the Czech Republic has applied for a 4.5-million-euro  grant from the EU to restore the city’s twin-towered Great Synagogue and Rabbinical house. The planned reconstruction will mainly involve the interior of the Synagogue, … continue reading →

Ukraine notes: more matzevah fragments recovered; drone footage of Ostroh synagogue

News comes from Kovel, western Ukraine, of another instance of the discovery of numerous fragments of Jewish gravestones that were used for construction work in Ukraine in the Soviet period. The news site reports that the fragments were discovered … continue reading →