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France Update: Schirmeck synagogue — 1st phase of renovation complete; it will be the centerpiece of the European Day of Jewish Culture kick-off, with the return of a Torah rescued during WW2

The synagogue in Schirmeck, France, will be the centrepiece of the official kick-off of the European Days of Jewish Culture on Sunday, September 4.  The theme of this year’s EDJC is “Renewal,” and the ceremony will celebrate the current restoration … continue reading →

Hungary: The wonderful 19th synagogue in Kőszeg is opening to the public after a 2-year renovation, with an exhibition about Philip Schey, the Hapsburg Jewish baron who funded its construction

(JHE) — After years of false starts and failed attempts, the long-derelict 19th century synagogue in Kőszeg, western Hungary, is reopening to the public after a full-scale renovation that took place over the past two years. The synagogue, which is … continue reading →

Poland Update: Recovery of long-buried matzevot in Białystok is complete: 120 matzevot dating back the early to mid 19th century were discovered

(JHE) — Exciting news — The removal of Jewish gravestones buried under an artificial mound outside the walls of the Bagnowka Jewish cemetery in Białystok — which we wrote about last week — has been completed, with a remarkable 120 … continue reading →

The JHE Monthly Newsletter is Out — Catch up with videos, photos, news, views, and insights from France, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, the UK, Czech Republic… and more.

Did you miss something on Jewish Heritage Europe?   Catch up with our monthly Newsletter — August edition — now out! As this long, hot summer marches on, there are videos and photo essays to liven things up…. Find links … continue reading →