European Day of Jewish Culture Sept. 4

EDJC poster 2016  Next Sunday marks the annual European Day of Jewish Culture — a continent-wide celebration that encompasses a wide variety of events in more than two dozen countries. This year the unifying general theme is “Jewish Languages.” The EDJC has … Continue reading

Slovakia: Clean-up at Jewish cemetery Levoča (& video)

The Jewish cemetery in Levoča, Slovakia. Photo © David Conway    The Jewish cemetery in the historic town of Levoča, Slovakia has been cleaned up thanks to the initiative of a local  Catholic youth organization, Spoločenstvo Pavol (SP),  a member  of the Slovak Association of Christian Youth Movements (ZKSM). SP … Continue reading

Synagogue Wall Paintings – Research, Preservation, Presentation: Conference & new online resource

Three Hares motif in the replica of the Gwozdziec synagogue ceiling. Photo © Ruth Ellen GruberWhat looks to be a significant, highly focused conference on a topic we have posted about several times takes place in Jerusalem next month. “Synagogue Wall Paintings: Research, Preservation, Presentation,”  brings together key experts from Europe, North America and Israel … Continue reading