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Poland: looks like the restoration of synagogue in Chęciny will go ahead, thanks to funding decision

Regional authorities in the south-central Świętokrzyskie Voivodship (region) will use EU funding to finance the restoration of the synagogue in the town of Chęciny, Poland and transform it into a Memorial Center for Jewish Culture. Chęciny Mayor Robert Jaworski told Echo … continue reading →

Romania Update: Siret Ark was sold for $50,000; criminal investigation under way

The Ark from the synagogue in Siret, Romania that had been dismantled and taken to Israel, was sold at auction in Jerusalem on Wednesday for $50,000 — despite efforts by the Romanian Jewish Federation FEDROM to halt the sale. Romanian … continue reading →

Slovakia: video shows innovative way that funds were raised to restore modernist synagogue in Žilina, Slovakia — the promise of immortality

A video posted by the Art Directors Club of Europe showcases an innovative way that the Truc Spherique NGO raised funds to restore the important modernist New Synagogue (Nová Synagóga) in Žilina, Slovakia — by promising donors a form of audible … continue reading →