Long-forgotten mikvehs discovered in the Netherlands

Two 19th century mikvehs have been discovered in Groningen, The Netherlands, in a room in a Jewish community building that was long used for storage. According to the web site of the Groningen synagogue Foundation, the two ritual baths, which … Continue reading

Abandoned Greenbank Drive synagogue in Liverpool — detailed new pictures

Greenbank Drive Synagogue. Photo: English Heritage at Risk (http://risk.english-heritage.org.uk/) Two “urban exploration” web sites have posted numerous stunning — and haunting — new photographs of the abandoned, art deco Greenbank Drive synagogue in Liverpool. The photos, taken in February 2014, … Continue reading

Fantastic! Lipot Baumhorn’s architectural plans for Brasov Romania synagogue

Fantastic!!! Jullie Dawson, who is making a survey of Jewish material in archives in Romania,  has uncovered the architectural plans for the Neolog synagogue in Brasov, Romania, designed by Budapest-based  Lipot Baumhorn, Europe’s most prolific pre-WW2 synagogue architect. She has … Continue reading