Jewish Heritage Europe


Tours of Vilna Great Synagogue excavation @ Vilna Great Shul excavation
Jul 8 – Jul 26 all-day
Tours of Vilna Great Synagogue excavation @ Vilna Great Shul excavation | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

On July 8-26, an international archaeologists team is coming back to the excavations of the Vilna Great Synagogue and invites you to guided tours to see the results of their work – the ruins of the Synagogue and artifacts revealing the religious and everyday life of Vilnius Jews.

Excavations and guided tours will take place on July 8-26.

  • Address: 4 Zydu street, Vilnius, 01131, Lithuania.
  • You can choose your date and time slot.
  • Language of the guided tour: Lithuanian, English, or Hebrew.
  • Size of a group: 15-20 persons.
  • Duration: 45 minutes.
  • Price: 20 EUR / 1 person.
From Shtetl to Post-Jewish Town @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day
From Shtetl to Post-Jewish Town @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw | Warszawa | Województwo mazowieckie | Poland

While the historical shtetl has been studied extensively, the post-Jewish town, as a historical phenomenon and evolving site of contested memory, has received less attention. After the Holocaust, the many towns where Jewish communities had lived for centuries and where they had created a distinctive way of life became places without Jews. We want to explore this process of transforming shtetls into post-Jewish space.

The conference is organized as part of the events accompanying the new temporary exhibition of POLIN Museum “(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Through the Eyes of Mayer Kirshenblatt” opening on May 17, 2024. The exhibition will juxtapose postwar memories of prewar Jewish life in Polish Opatów, as recorded in words and paintings by a self-taught artist – Mayer Kirshenblatt, with the postwar post-Jewish town.


Future for Religious Heritage Conference 2024
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
Future for Religious Heritage  Conference 2024 @ Kraków | Lesser Poland Voivodeship | Poland

FRH Conference 2024 – Religious Heritage in Transition: Challenges and Solutions

Religious heritage must respond to the changes brought about by the emergence of new digital technologies, the effects of climate change and the way we understand, relate to and value our historic buildings and intangible heritage in 21st-century Europe. Our conference will explore existing initiatives and possible future solutions so that the various actors involved in religious heritage, including heritage professionals, academics, policy makers at all levels, religious bodies and European citizens, do not fall behind in this triple transition (green, digital and social).

The conference will address this overarching topic through four thematic sessions:
-Resilient Heritage
-Sustainable Solutions
-Digital Futures
-Quality of Life


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