Jewish Heritage Europe

CZ: Prague’s Spanish Synagogue to close June 1 until late 2020 for repair and installation of a new permanent exhibit

  The Spanish Synagogue in Prague will close to the public June 1  for partial repair and restoration — including installation of a new permanent exhibition that will feature interactive elements and modern visitor facilities.  It will reopen in late … continue reading →

The Jewish cemetery clean-up season begins….here’s a project in Belarus

Spring is well under way, signalling the start of the Jewish Cemetery clean-up season. We hope to be able to pull together a round-up of such actions in various countries — and are listing some, such as the clean-up in … continue reading →

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Local Muslim Youth Organize Clean-up of Jewish Cemetery in Tuzla

Young people from the Youth Network of the local Muslim community, led by local Imams, have organized a clean-up of the Jewish cemetery in Tuzla, Bosnia Herzegovina, according to the Tuzlanski.ba news site. The article on Tuzlanzki.ba said the action … continue reading →

The Power of Built Heritage — op-ed by JHE director

In the wake of the devastating fire last week at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, JHE Director Ruth Ellen Gruber wrote an op-ed for JTA discussing the transcendent symbolism of built heritage.   JTA gave the essay the title “Notre Dame will be rebuilt … continue reading →

JHE Newsletter for April is out

The Jewish Heritage Europe Newsletter for April is out — news, views, insights from Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Moldova, Romania, Belarus, Lithuania, Sweden, Slovakia — and more. We also link to JHE Director Ruth Ellen Gruber’s op-ed in JTA on … continue reading →