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 Welcome to the website of the International Survey of Jewish Monuments (ISJM). 

The International Survey of Jewish Monuments (ISJM) is an independent, non-profit, membership based, educational organization dedicated to the documentation, study, care and conservation of historic Jewish sites throughout the world. 

A primary role of ISJM is to serve as a clearing-house of information about current projects and programs that effect Jewish monuments, especially through the posting of news, photos, reports, directories and other materials on this site.

Check the RSS News section  for links to articles from around the world, including updates on Jewish monuments.  The calendar is a good place to find upcoming events such as museum openings, art exhibitions, cultural festivals, conferences, and lectures.


 New York, NY. Kehila Kedosha Janina. Photo: Vincent Giordano / ISJM


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 Latest News 2015 Minimize

USA: Middletown, Pennsylvania's B'nai Jacob is Small, but Still a Treasure (and tied to Pušalotas, Lithuania)

Discussion of the historic B'nai Jacob synagogue (1906) in Middletown, Pennsylvania and its relation to the extant former synagogue in Pušalotas, Lithuania. B'nai Jacob's congregation is rainsing money for repairs to the front exterior steps.

USA: Beachwood Ohio's Fairmount Temple is a Monument of Mid-20th-Century Jewish Design

Discussion of the mid-century modern Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio, designed by ntoed architect Percival Goodman.

 Latest News About Jewish Monuments Minimize

Adopt-a-Jewish-Cemetery project launched in Poland

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:16:07 +0000

  The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) has announced a new  “Adopt a Jewish Cemetery” initiative aimed at finding partners to commemorate family roots and Holocaust victims by helping maintain, mark or restore Jewish cemeteries … Continue reading

Sergey Kanovich: Holocaust Museum and Holocaust of Memory

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:48:14 +0000

Sergey Kanovich, of the Maceva Lithuania Jewish Cemetery Project, which documents and restores Jewish cemeteries in Lithuania, has written a powerful piece about the eradication of Holocaust memory, both by the passing of time and by deliberate acts of erasure. … Continue reading

Grant enables restoration of historic Jewish cemetery in Penzance, England

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:50:51 +0000

Penzance-scrshotRestoration work is to begin at the 18th century Jewish cemetery in Penzance (Cornwall), England thanks to a £13,000 grant from the national lottery. The Cornishman reports that “BOD Heritage Limited, which owns the cemetery, has received a £13,000 grant … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Nathan Myers (b. Feb 2 1875, Newark, NJ)

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:38:00 +0000

Exhibition about Destroyed Zagreb Synagogue — in Venice

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 23:28:01 +0000

Zagreb synagogue in  postcard from 1906The Jewish Museum in Venice, Italy is hosting an exhibition about the Great Synagogue in Zagreb, Croatia that was destroyed during World War II. Called Zagreb Synagogue: 1867-1942-2015, the exhibit opened Jan. 19 and runs until March 4. The synagogue … Continue reading

Rodef Shalom in Pittsburgh New Home for Elbert Weinberg Steubenville Sculpture

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:44:00 +0000

Polish strongmen partner to rescue Jewish headstones

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 04:58:50 +0000

Gravestones awaiting restoration, Brodno Jewish cemetery, Warsaw. Photo: Virtual Shtetl/Sebastian DomżalskiJTA reports that a Polish federation of strongmen has announced its partnership with the From the Depths organization, whose work includes rescuing Jewish headstones that have been uprooted from cemeteries and used for construction and other purposes. From the Depths and the Polish … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Red de Juderias!

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:49:55 +0000

juderias  Mazel tov to the Red di Juderias, the Network of Jewish Quarters, in Spain, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary of activity. A ceremony was held Jan. 29 to mark the occasion. The Network was founded in 1995 when … Continue reading

Photo essay on Jews and Jewish heritage in Oradea, Romania

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:37:07 +0000

Screen shot of OwenThe New York Times lens blog has highlighted the work of the American photographer Daniel Owen, publishing his evocative series of photos of Jewish life and heritage in Oradea (Nagyvarad), Romania, a town of stunning art nouveau architecture and rich Jewish history a … Continue reading

Window on America… historic Jewish cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:29:21 +0000

  From time to time we like to post articles that show similarities between Jewish heritage issues in Europe and elsewhere. The historic Coming Street Jewish cemetery in Charleston, SC,  founded in 1754, is one of the oldest in the … Continue reading

Training opportunity for archive and library professionals

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:02:55 +0000

Scroll in NLI collection  Are you a archive and library professional who works with Jewish documentary heritage across Europe? Then take advantage of this opportunity at the National Library of Israel.   National Library of Israel – Training and Development Opportunity   The National … Continue reading

USA: Charleston, SC, Congregation Maintains Historic Jewish Cemetery One Stone (and One Wall) at a Time

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:31:00 +0000

Part of collection of closed Jewish Museum in Ferrara on Display

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:23:30 +0000

  Part of the collection of the Jewish Museum in Ferrara, Italy — which has been closed to the public since an earthquake damaged the building in 2012 — are now on display again. A selection of Jewish ceremonial art … Continue reading

USA: In New Orleans, One of America's Oldest Extant Synagogue Buildings is Now Condominium Apartments

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:41:00 +0000

USA: After 20 Years Safdie's Harvard Hillel Building Retains its Charms

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:33:00 +0000

Happy Birthday Percival Goodman (1904-1989)!

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:05:00 +0000

Happy Birthday Irwin Chanin (1891-1988)

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:38:00 +0000

USA: 1920s Synagogues Highlight Hartford's Early Jewish Architects and Changing Synagogue Design

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:54:00 +0000

USA: A Well Designed Hillel House at Trinity College

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:22:00 +0000

Sam Gruber's Upcoming Talks & Lectures (Fall 2014)

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:47:00 +0000

Austria: $150,000 Can Buy a Medieval Synagogue, and Save a Piece of History

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:38:00 +0000

Remembering Terezin Artist amd Hero Bedrich Fritta (born September 19, 1906)

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:02:00 +0000

Poland: New Monument at Rajgrod Jewish Cemetery

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:09:00 +0000

Remembering Architect Erich Mendelsohn (died September 15, 1953)

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:55:00 +0000

Poland: Holocaust Memorial in Serock, Dedicated on August 27, 2014

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:51:00 +0000

USA: Remembering Artist Ben Shahn and Architect Max Abramovitz at Buffalo's Temple Beth Zion

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:49:00 +0000

Happy Birthday Jacques Lipchitz

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:24:00 +0000

USA: San Leandro's "Little Shul": California's Oldest Extant Synagogue

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:00 +0000

USA: Revisiting San Diego's First Beth Israel Building

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:43:00 +0000

Happy Birthday Dankmar Adler! (born July 3, 1844)

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:04:00 +0000

Jewish Heritage Europe Website Launches Monthly Newsletter

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:34:00 +0000

Kehila Kedosha Janina and Greek Jewish Culture and History

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:40:00 +0000

USA: Former Iowa Synagogue up for Sale

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:39:00 +0000

USA: Sidney Eisenshtat Centennial

Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:58:00 +0000

USA: America's First Post-WWII Expressionist Synagogue? Erno Fabry and Texas (Jewish) Modernism

Fri, 09 May 2014 16:56:00 +0000

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