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Ukraine: Major new resource for Jewish cemetery preservation in western Ukraine (with lots of material applicable to projects elsewhere, too)

We are pleased to introduce our readers to a major new (and comprehensive) web resource for Jewish cemetery restoration and commemoration. Called A Guide to Jewish Cemetery Preservation in Western Ukraine, it’s a dense and complex web site, launched this … continue reading →

With COVID restrictions easing, Jewish heritage sites are offering guided tours — with limits

With the easing of the Covid-19 restrictions, summer tourism is beginning – even if in a limited way – and in-person guided tours to Jewish heritage sites, such as synagogues, Jewish cemeteries and Jewish quarters have also begun for small … continue reading →

New “Have Your Say” – (House of) Life in the Time of Pandemic: Documenting a Jewish Cemetery in Isolation, with Dad

New JHE Have Your Say personal essay COVID-19  quarantine measures forced the closure of Jewish heritage sites and cancelled many volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up actions. Monika Tarajko, of the Grodzka Gate NN Theatre in Lublin, Poland, often volunteers with such … continue reading →

CZ: Mazel tov! Village synagogue in tiny Police u Jemnice is being inaugurated after an eight-year restoration process. It will anchor a historic rural Jewish heritage complex

Thursday (July 9) sees the inauguration of the 18th century rural synagogue in the tiny village of Police u Jemnice, following a fullscale restoration over the past eight years. The synagogue now hosts a small exhibit on local Jewish history … continue reading →