This album presents the collections of the Museum of Jewish History in Russia to a wide audience for the first time. The Museum, founded in Moscow in 2011, holds collections that may be divided conditionally into the two main groupings represented by the two volumes of the album. The first volume presents the traditional culture of Russian Jewry: artefacts of Jewish folk art and artistic craftsmanship that served to decorate the interiors of synagogues and homes, household items used for… | Read more »

New: Esnoga Quest

Visit Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue and travel to the Golden Age. With an iPad in your hand, discover the past and present of the city’s Portuguese Jews. You’ll meet rabbis, the banished philosopher Spinoza, and a Jewish bride. Try interactive activities on themes like freedom, migration, and religion, make a short film, and take a quiz to see what you learned. Afterwards, we’ll send you an online souvenir of your Esnoga Quest. Download here the free Esnoga Quest app on your Ipad… | Read more »

Seminar: On understanding change in social projects 9 OCTOBER What is change? What are the assumptions of initiatives aimed at social change? How to assess whether the change planned has actually occurred? We invite everyone to a seminar during which, together with invited specialists, we will consider theoretical assumptions concerning change in social projects and look into interesting projects carried out in Great Britain and Hungary. Seminar: Introducing lecture, Edwin Bendyk Workshop, Nicholas Clements Discussion and project presentation, Living Memorial,… | Read more »

The 16th annual European Days of Jewish Culture takes place on Sept. 6. This years’s general theme will be Bridges. The event will take place in 32 countries around Europe and includes guides tours, lectures, exhibitions, performances and more.  

The Jewish Museum Frankfurt closed her doors on July 20th, 2015 for thorough renovation and extensions to the building for a more appropriate space for temporary exhibitions, auditorium and visitor’s entrance. The Rothschild Palais will host after the renovation the new enhanced permanent exhibition. Museum Judengasse, the excavation site showing the foundations of buildings in Frankfurt’s former ghetto, already closed in 2014 and will re-open in spring 2016 with an utterly novel approach to Jewish history in medieval and early… | Read more »