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Businessman and philanthropist Sigmund (Zygmunt) Rolat, a key figure in the revival of Jewish life and heritage in Poland, has died at 93

Sigmund Rolat, speaking at an event at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow in 2012

We are saddened by the death of the New York-based businessman and philanthropist  Sigmund (Zygmunt) Rolat, a key figure in the post-communist revival of Jewish life and heritage in Poland, who has passed away aged 93. A Holocaust survivor from … continue reading →

Belarus Reminder: The Together Plan charity (TTP) is running a 36-hour crowd-funding campaign May 19-20 to finance the construction of a Holocaust memorial from hundreds of rescued matzevot in Brest

The Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery monument design. Image: Brad. J. Goldberg/Together Plan

REMINDER: The Together Plan charity (TTP) is running a 36-hour crowd-funding campaign May 19-20 to finance the construction of a Holocaust memorial at the site of Jewish cemetery in Brest, Belarus (also called Brest-Litovsk). The monument will be built from … continue reading →

Spain: Remains of the medieval synagogue discovered during restoration of the main altarpiece in the Santa Maria la Blanca church in Seville

The mail altarpiece, Santa Maria la Blanca church, Seville. Photo via wikipedia by CarlosVdeHabsburgo, CC BY-SA 4.0 Deed

Experts carrying out restoration work on the apse and elaborate main altarpiece of the Santa Maria la Blanca church in Seville have identified the site, long concealed by the altar, where the Ark had stood when the church functioned as … continue reading →