The Review summarizes the Foundation’s activities in 2020 and also looks back at its accomplishments since its establishment five years ago. We have written about many of these developments on JHE.
“For the Foundation,” Foundation Trustees Chair Dame Helen Hyde says:
preserving Jewish cultural heritage is a means to an end, and that end is education – for the Jewish people to encounter its physical past in order to understand its present and future; and for wider society to have a greater understanding of the Jewish experience, building knowledge and empathy while combatting ignorance and prejudice.
Among its achievements of note in 2020 are the Foundation’s expanding areas of cooperation in Jewish heritage work with other NGOs and institutions on an international scale.
The searchable database of Historic Synagogue in Europe, commissioned by the Foundation and carried out by the Center for Jewish Art, remains an essential online resource, launched in 2018.