Jewish Heritage Europe

Call for Applications: Sefer Center Grants for Research on Russian Jewry – 2019

We are happy to share this call for grant applicants, which is open for researchers from Russia and abroad, including Europe, USA and Canada, Israel and Australia. The deadline for submissions is Marсh, 31, 2019. SEFER Center awards grants to … continue reading →

Heritage, memory, art: Wooden synagogues and fire

  Every so often we like to showcase artwork inspired by Jewish built heritage. Today, we present the work of two New York artists, Murray Zimiles and Bill Farran, who have both used the image and memory of the magnificently … continue reading →

FURTHER UPDATE: Romanian Jewish Federation asks to block auction of Siret Ark, files criminal complaint. See FEDROM statement, comparison pictures

Romanian Jewish leaders have filed a criminal complaint for fraud regarding the dismantling of the historic Aron ha Kodesh (Ark) of the synagogue in Siret and its removal to Israel where it is up for auction. They also formally requested … continue reading →

Update: Comparative photos, the historic Ark from the Synagogue in Siret, Romania, that was dismantled & taken to Israel where it is up for auction, and the “ticky-tacky” replica Ark installed in its place. Alarm raised.

The unauthorized dismantling of the historic Aron ha Kodesh (Ark) from the synagogue in Siret, Romania, and its removal to Israel, where it is to go on auction next week (Feb. 20) appears to have been a huge undertaking as … continue reading →

Further Updated with Statement from Romanian Jewish Federation: Carved wooden ark of historic synagogue in Siret, Romania dismantled & taken to Israel, where it is up for auction

The carved and painted wooden Aron ha Kodesh (Ark) from the historic Great Synagogue in Siret, Romania has been dismantled and taken to Israel, where it will be sold at auction on February 20. Photos show it was replaced in … continue reading →