Culture Doesn’t Stop: Big crowds as Italian Jewish museums show solidarity for Brussels museum & victims

Big crowds turned out at the Jewish museums in  Florence, Siena, Bologna, Livorno, Milan, Ferrara and Venice, which opened specially Thursday night to show solidarity with the Jewish museum in Brussels and the victims of last Saturday’s attack there that left … Continue reading

Wooden synagogue replica to be built in Sanok Poland

Work is to begin soon in an outdoor ethnographic museum in southeast Poland on the construction of a full-scale replica of the wooden synagogue of Połaniec, which was destroyed, along with the Jewish population of the town, during World War II. … Continue reading

Photo exhibition in aid of restoration of synagogue in Dzierzoniow

An exhibition of photographs by Joanna Sliwa-Cichon opens Saturday (May 24)  in the former synagogue in Dzierzoniow, Poland, which since 2004 has been under gradual restoration by members of the Beitenu Chaj-2004 Foundation. During the opening, selected photos will be available for … Continue reading

Summer opening hours announced for former synagogue in St. Pölten, Austria

Summer opening hours have been announced for the magnificent former synagogue in St. Pölten, Austria, about 60 km west of Vienna. Since 1988 the building has been part of the complex housing the Institute for Jewish History in Austria. The Institute carries … Continue reading

Good & bad news cemetery briefs, from Poland and Hungary

A quick round-up of some recent Jewish cemetery developments:   GOOD (AND GOODISH) NEWS   Restored Cemetery The Jewish cemetery in Głogów Małopolski, Poland was rededicated on May 12 after fencing and restoration work. The work included the reconstruction of an … Continue reading