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Romania Update: QR code tourism resources in Alba Iulia include Jewish heritage sites

The historic  Jewish cemetery and recently restored synagogue are included in a program launched by the city of Alba Iulia that tags cultural sites with QR codes that can be accessed by visitors on smart phones and tablets. Called “Discover … continue reading →

Springtime Photo Essay: Flowers in Jewish decorative art both mourn death and celebrate life

Spring is coming — or just about here — in the northern hemisphere. It’s a time of flowers. Flowers and floral motifs are frequently used in Jewish decorative art, in synagogues and Jewish cemeteries. They provide symbolic representation of life … continue reading →

Lithuania Update: progress in restoration of synagogue in Žemaičių Naumiestis

First steps have been made in the restoration of the abandoned, 200-year-old brick synagogue in Žemaičių Naumiestis, Lithuania, the Lithuanian Jewish community reports. The Šilutė regional administration allocated almost 100,000 euros for the renovation work, which began in 2018. A … continue reading →

Job Opportunity: Bardejov Beit Midrash restoration Project Director

The Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee is looking for a local Project Manager and Coordinator for Beith Hamidrash restoration project in Bardejov, eastern Slovakia. The building, part of an important Jewish communal complex, will become a culture center and museum. We … continue reading →

Slovakia update: Work progresses at Senec synagogue, with a discovery

Workers restoring the long-derelict synagogue in Senec, Slovakia made a discovery — the foundations of the Bimah. The discovery was published in a progress report on the €1.6 million restoration, released by Senec city officials in late February. It said … continue reading →