Jewish Heritage Europe

Lithuania: Remains of the destroyed Great Synagogue in Vilnius are declared a state-protected national cultural heritage site

The remains of the destroyed Vilnius Great Synagogue and mikvah have been declared a state-protected cultural heritage site of national significance. The remains of the complex, which dates from the 17th century, have been revealed via archaeological excavations over the … continue reading →

Romania: Timisoara city grants funds toward restoration of Fabric and Cetate (Citadel) synagogues

The city of Timisoara — Europe’s “Capital of Culture” in 2023 — has allocated around €120,000 toward the safeguarding and/or restoration of two historic synagogue buildings. The grant of 600,000 lei — around €121,000 — came within a total grant … continue reading →

Romania: Restoration plans for the disused Synagogue in Seini move forward; it will become a concert hall and Jewish museum

The renovation of the long-disused synagogue in Seini, in northwest Romania, and its transformation into a concert hall and Jewish museum is moving forward, with the town — which owns the building –issuing a tender for the reconstruction work. According … continue reading →

Italy: New working group set up to foster research and tourism in the medieval Jewish quarter of Trani

A new working group has been formed aimed at enhancing the ancient Jewish quarter of Trani, a seaside town in southern Italy’s Puglia region, from the cultural, tourist, and architectonic points of view. The group will focus on three main … continue reading →