Two ceremonies honor Poles who protect Jewish heritage

Laurel of Memory award statuettes, waiting to be presented. Photo: FODZ  Five Polish citizens have been presented a new award, the Laurel Crown of Memory, honoring Poles who protect, preserve and/or promote Jewish heritage, culture, and memory. The award, whose first edition coincides with events this year marking the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

Pisa synagogue reopened after 8-year restoration

The restored sanctuary of the synagogue in Pisa. Photo: Firenze Ebraica  The synagogue in Pisa, Italy has been rededicated after being closed for eight years during a €1.3 million restoration process. A gala ceremony and day-long events June 21 marked the occasion. The ceremony was attended by Jewish and civic leaders, including … Continue reading

New look and expanded content for two important Jewish heritage web sites

Scroll in National Library of Israel collection  We are please to post links to two upgraded and expanded Jewish heritage web sites – Yerusha, which links Jewish archives across Europe, and the AEPJ, the Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage. Yerusha Literally translated … Continue reading