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Protecting synagogues in times of war; data has been provided to military authorities to (one hopes) forestall targeting them in armed conflict

Information about the location and status of more than 2,000 synagogues in Europe and parts of the middle east has been provided to European and other western military authorities, among them the UK Ministry of Defense, in hopes that this … continue reading →

France: Historic Synagogue in Benfeld, Alsace is undergoing fullscale renovation. The first stage was recently completed.

(JHE) — The sumptuously decorated 19th century synagogue in Benfeld, near Strasbourg in Alsace, is undergoing a complex, fullscale restoration to safeguard the building and preserve its unique interior ornamentation. Total costs for the restoration are estimated at €1.2 million, … continue reading →

Grants: Applications are open for the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe Spring 2021 Grant Round

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe has opened its Spring 2021 grant round and welcomes applications for the following programs. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 21 April, 2021 at 5pm (GMT):  Archives and Libraries Repositories across the breadth of Europe … continue reading →

Ukraine: Restoration underway at the 18th century synagogue in Vil’khivtsi. It will become a Jewish heritage museum and Holocaust memorial

(JHE) — Work is under way to restore the long-abandoned synagogue in Vil’khivtsi, in western Ukraine near the border with Romania and Hungary, and turn it into a Jewish heritage museum and Holocaust memorial. Preservationists working on the building estimate … continue reading →