Jewish Heritage Europe

Russia: Jewish heritage along the Volga River — the preliminary report from a 4,000-km research trip by the Center for Jewish Art is available online

This past Spring, researchers from the Center for Jewish Art carried out an epic, more than 4,000-kilometer journey along the Volga River researching Jewish material heritage. The preliminary, 63-page report from the trip is now available online. The team, led … continue reading →

Germany: Devastating flood damage to Jewish heritage sites in hard-hit Ahrweiler. Let us know if you have reports from other places!

The devastated Jewish cemetery in Ahrweiler, Germany. Photo: Christian Riemenschneider

Jewish heritage sites were not spared serious damage amid the overall widespread destruction caused by the devastating flash floods that inundated parts of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in mid-July. More than 200 people died in the flooding, triggered by … continue reading →

Germany: UNESCO adds the ShUM cities — Worms, Speyer and Mainz — to its World Heritage list. All near each other on the Rhine river, they combined to form a major Jewish center in the middle ages.

(JHE) — UNESCO, the UN’s cultural body, has added the Jewish heritage of the so-called “ShUM cities” —  Speyer, Mainz, and Worms — to its list of World Heritage sites. The three cities, all near each other on the Rhine … continue reading →

UK: New Scottish Jewish Heritage Center Opens at Glasgow’s historic Garnethill synagogue complex

Mazel tov! The new Scottish Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) has opened at Glasgow’s historic Garnethill synagogue. It officially opened its doors on July 27 — and at the same time launched a dedicated web site. The Centre is a partnership project between … continue reading →