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Croatia: Former synagogue in Sisak among the many buildings seriously damaged in Tuesday’s earthquake

(JHE) — The former synagogue in the town of Sisak was among the many buildings and historic sites in several towns that suffered serious damage in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck central Croatia on Tuesday.  At least seven people … continue reading →

Update Italy/Slovenia: The twin cities of Gorizia and Nova Gorica will be European Cultural Capital in 2025. Their shared Jewish heritage plays a fundamental role. (We share the Italian Jewish perspective.)

The twin cities of Gorizia, Italy and Nova Gorica, Slovenia have jointly be named the  European Capital of Culture (ECC) for 2025, based on the unique transnational nature of the two cities, which lie next to each other on either … continue reading →

UK Update: Civic campaign saves Margate synagogue from sale to property developers; will become a community cultural center that also highlights local Jewish history

(JHE) — A civic SOS campaign has successfully prevented a 91-year-old synagogue from being sold at auction to property developers, and the building will become a community cultural center that also highlights local Jewish history. “The Cliftonville Cultural Space CIC … continue reading →

Germany: Hamburg purchases ruins of 19th century reform Poolstrasse temple, paving the way to preservation of the historic site

(JHE) — The city of Hamburg has purchased the ruins of the reform synagogue on downtown Poolstrasse, built in 1844 and the first synagogue to have been constructed for the German liberal community, paving the way for preservation of the … continue reading →