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Mapping and Protecting Moldova’s Jewish Cemeteries @ Zoom
Jan 28 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Mapping and Protecting Moldova's Jewish Cemeteries @ Zoom | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

Online symposium hosted by the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative ESJF in which experts on the Jewish heritage of Moldova, along with leaders from the Moldovan Jewish community, will discuss the findings from the ESJF survey pilot project and their implications on the future of Moldova’s Jewish cemeteries. 

Working under the framework of the European Commission-funded pilot project, “Protecting the Jewish Cemeteries of Europe”, ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative mapped and surveyed 1,500 Jewish cemeteries across 5 European countries between 2018 and 2020. Prior to this project, there was no comprehensive list of Jewish cemeteries in the Republic of Moldova. However, with the cooperation of the Jewish Community of Moldova and the Moldovan Ministry of Culture, ESJF has compiled the first full catalogue of Jewish cemeteries in the country.

In doing so, ESJF has not only verified the existence of these sites, but has highlighted their vulnerability, with many found to be demolished or at risk. With these findings, laid out in the ESJF Country Report on Moldova (, we can now explore the best avenues for protecting these valuable sites, whether through physical fencing measures, education programmes, or an emphasis on local authority action.

Register at the link below.


27th International Conference on Jewish Studies @ Sefer Center Moscow
Jan 31 – Feb 2 all-day
27th International Conference on Jewish Studies @ Sefer Center Moscow

Center “Sefer” in cooperation with the Center for Slavic-Jewish studies the Institute of Slavic studies organizes the Twenty-seventh international conference on Jewish studies to be held in Moscow, 31 January – 2 February 2021

The conference program is expected to include sections reflecting traditional areas of Judaism (biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish thought, Jewish history of different periods, Judeo-Christian relations, the Holocaust, Israeli studies, languages and literature, art, Ethnology, demography, genealogy, museums and archives, etc.). Topics that allow for an interdisciplinary approach to research are welcome. Reports of graduate students and young researchers, as shown by the positive experience of the past few years, are included in the youth panels of the conference with the participation of specially invited debaters.

If you wish to propose a panel, please send its description in English and Russian to

Graduate students and young researchers are invited to take part in the youth panels of the conference, moderated by the leading specialists in their fields of study.

Presentation of last year publications on Jewish studies will also take place.

Please complete the online application form not later than October 1, 2020


Restoring Polish Jewish Cemeteries – Linking Preservation to Genealogy @ Online Zoom panel discussion
Jan 31 @ 13:30 – 15:00
Restoring Polish Jewish Cemeteries – Linking Preservation to Genealogy @ Online Zoom panel discussion

An online panel discussion:

Restoring Polish Jewish Cemeteries – Linking Preservation to Genealogy

An online panel discussion via Zoom, organized by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles.

Panelists are: Drs. Hatte Blejer, ed a project to clear and restore the Jewish cemetery in Przerosl, Poland;  Dan Oren, the founder of  The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland;  and  Steven Reece, Founder and CEO of The Matzevah Foundation.

The Zoom link will be posted about a week before the meeting. Go to the event web page for details.

Click here for full details


Architecture and Assimilation: Anglo-Jews, Alien Jews and the Politics of the Fin de Siècle Synagogue @ webinar
Mar 17 @ 16:00 – 17:30

A seminar that will be held online on Microsoft Teams. Guests can register, and gain access, by emailing

Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Chester.


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