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Italy: New guidebook to Jewish Florence (in English and Italian editions)

Visiting Florence? A new, illustrated guidebook to Jewish Florence has been published, in English and Italian language editions: Jewish Florence: Illustrated Itinerary, and Firenze ebraica: Itinerario illustrato. The 80-page softcover guide was published by Aska Edizioni. It was written by … continue reading →

Poland: Mazel tov to 2019 POLIN award winner Natalia Bartczak and Special Award recipient Auschwitz Jewish Center

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has granted its 2019 Polin award to Natalia Bartczak, who has cared for the Jewish cemetery in Wińsko, in western Poland, for 16 years — starting when she was just 13. … continue reading →

Poland: Renovation of 16th century Szydłów synagogue complete, building reopened as cultural center

The renovation of the historic fortresslike synagogue in Szydlów, Poland has been completed after a year and a half of restoration work, and the 16th-century building, one of the oldest preserved synagogues in Poland,  has been reopened as the town’s … continue reading →

New Have Your Say: Saving the Mogilev (Belarus) Jewish Cemetery; Saving History, Saving Memory

Our new Have Your Say is by Ida Shenderovich​, an educator and manager of social and charity projects at the Jewish Community of Mogilev, Belarus. She writes that the preservation of the heritage and collective memory of the Jewish community … continue reading →