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 Welcome to 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.


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 Latest News About Jewish Monuments Minimize

Jewish cemetery clean-up in Nasielsk, Poland: first-hand report (cross-post)

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:56:03 +0000

Volunteers clean up the Jewish cemetery in Nasielsk, Poland. Photo © Jay OsbornJHE friends Jay and Marla Raucher Osborn, of the Rohatyn Jewish Heritage project and Gesher Galicia, recently joined other volunteers for two days of a  three-day Jewish cemetery clearing and cleaning project in Nasielsk, Poland, north of Warsaw. For them … Continue reading

New “Have Your Say” essay: Why I am writing a Field Guide to Jewish Cemeteries — for Poles

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 18:53:57 +0000

Witold Wroszinski in the Okopowa st. Jewish cemetery in Warsaw  Witold Wrzosiński is the co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Documentation of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland. Currently, with a grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture, he is writing a Field Guide to Jewish Cemeteries, mainly aimed at … Continue reading

Turkey: Jewish cemetery in Milas to be restored

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 11:29:53 +0000

Screengrab of Milas Jewish cemetery from the Salom Turkish Jewish news siteA centuries-old Jewish cemetery in southwestern Turkey will be restored as part of a project aimed at honoring Jewish history in the town, according to a report on the Daily Sabah news site. The cemetery in the town of Milas … Continue reading

Call for Papers: Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:37:47 +0000

Visitor to POLIN museum  We are pleased for share this Call for Papers for a conference to take place in March 2017 Call for Papers: Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History International conference, 13-15 March 2017 POLIN Museum of the … Continue reading

USA: on the trail of synagogues (& former synagogues) (in Pennsylvania)…..

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:27:43 +0000

Former synagogue in Shenandoah, PA, now used as a church  Sometimes we like to post about Jewish heritage developments elsewhere that resonate with Jewish heritage issues in Europe. And here is another post along these lines….an article by Tammy Hepps in the Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh, PA about a … Continue reading

Call for Applications: Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe Grants

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:54:36 +0000

Objects displayed in the Florence Jewish Museum. Photo © Ruth Ellen GruberRothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe: Autumn 2016 Grant Round Open The Foundation welcomes applications to its Autumn 2016 grant round for projects working with Jewish Archives and Libraries, and Jewish Museums. Please note: The Foundation operates a two stage application process. … Continue reading

Italy: New Jewish museum in Lecce

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:05:49 +0000

Map of new Jewish museum in Lecce, ItalyA small Jewish museum has opened in Lecce — a beautiful town famous for its Baroque architecture on the very tip of the heel of the Italian boot, where Jews flourished in the middle ages but were expelled half a … Continue reading

Poland: Annual Preserving Memory Awards presented

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:04:27 +0000

The Krakow Jewish Community choir performs during the Preserving Memory awards ceremonyThe 19th annual “Preserving Memory” awards honoring non-Jewish Poles who preserve, protect, maintain, and promote Jewish heritage in Poland were presented at a ceremony at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow on June 26. The awards were established in 1998 … Continue reading

Lithuania: Vilnius begins dismantling building constructed of Jewish gravestones

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:41:29 +0000

The destroyed Uzupis Jewish cemetery in Vilnius, showing part of the memorial there    Work has begun to remove part of an electric transformer station in Vilnius which was built during  the Soviet era using gravestones from Jewish graves of the once-vast Užupis Jewish cemetery on Olandu street, which was almost totally … Continue reading

Call for Papers: 3rd International Congress on Jewish Architecture

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:42:19 +0000

Jubilee synagogue int wm1  We are pleased for share this Call for Papers for an important upcoming conference.   Synagogue and Museum. 3rd International Congress on Jewish Architecture November 21-23, 2016 Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany The congress is organized by the Bet Tfila … Continue reading

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