Lithuania: Maceva Project’s 2016 annual report on cemetery documentation

Svencionys-wm1  In its just-published report on its activities in 2016, the  Litvak Cemetery Catalogue – (MACEVA)  lists work carried out to document, digitize, or clean-up a number of Jewish cemeteries around Lithuania. These included: Švenčionys (Svintsyán). Among other actions, 11 … Continue reading

England: London’s Bevis Marks synagogue receives Heritage Lottery grant

Interior, Bevis Marks synagogue. Photo: By Edwardx (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons    The splendid Bevis Marks synagogue in London, Britain’s oldest synagogue and a Grade-I listed building, has received a grant of £221,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. According to the S&P Sephardi Community, the grant will cover 64 percent … Continue reading

Poland: awards for preserving Jewish heritage

Laurel of Memory award statuettes, waiting to be presented. Photo: FODZ    At a ceremony May 15 at the POLIN museum in Warsaw, the Israeli Ambassador to Poland, Anna Azari, will present the annual “Laurel Crown Award” to five Polish citizens/groups involved in the preservation of Jewish memory and heritage in … Continue reading