Jewish Heritage Europe

Call for applications: Artists in Residence at the Frankfurt Jewish Museum

The Frankfurt Jewish Museum and DAGESH: Jüdische Kunst im Kontext are calling for applications for several artist residencies in connection with the new exhibition “Revenge: History and Fantasy,” which will run from March 18-July 17, 2022. The exhibit is expected … continue reading →

Slovakia: Media highlights award-winning Jewish cemetery care and educational project in Spišská Nová Ves

The news portal The Slovak Spectator highlights an award-winning Jewish cemetery project in Spišská Nová Ves, a small town in eastern Slovakia — where a teacher has used the Jewish Cemetery to teach about local Jewish history  and instill in students the responsibility … continue reading →

Germany: Hope to save former synagogue in Harmuthsachsen? And a preservation award for former synagogue in Abterode

An award-winning citizens’ association hopes to purchase the decaying, half-timbered former synagogue and adjacent mikvah building in the village of Harmuthsachsen, in north central Germany, and make them accessible to the public for commemoration, educational work and guided tours. “There is a … continue reading →

Poland: 2021 Saw a record number of Jewish cemetery clean-ups in Poland — more than 10,000 volunteers in more than 200 campaigns

Poland experienced a “ground-breaking year” in Jewish cemetery preservation in 2021, as more than 10,000 volunteers took part in more than 200 campaigns to clean up and preserve nearly 100 Jewish cemeteries around the country. The news comes in an … continue reading →

Spain: Former medieval synagogue in Híjar shortlisted for Europa Nostra’s “7 Most Endangered” List

  Despite some urgent repair work and archaeology carried out in 2017-2020, the medieval former synagogue in Híjar, Spain has been placed among the 12 threatened heritage sites in Europe shortlisted for Europa Nostra’s 7 Most Endangered program for 2022. … continue reading →