International Survey of Jewish Monuments

ISJM Sponsored Projects


Projects that are now funded by ISJM include:

Current projects:

  • Before the Flame Goes Out: A project to document the material, cultural and historical essence of the Romaniote (Greek) Jewish communiites in Ioannina, Greece and New York, USA. The ongoing project, created and directed by Vincent Giordano, consists of high-quality still photography, motion picture film, and audio, recording the synagogues and thier art, the congregations, and the life stories of the congregants who have managed to maintain their traditions for millenia. ISJM has been the primary sponsor of this project since 2002.
  • Exhibitions:

  • Silenced Sacred Spaces: Selected Photographs of Syrian Synagogues ISJM organized the tour of the exhibition drawn from the photographic survey conducted by Robert Lyons for the World Monuments Fund in the spring of 1995. The Jewish Heritage Research Center and the Lowe Art Gallery in Syracuse, NY first organized the exhibit, with financial assistance from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. It was subsequently on view at Yeshiva University Museum in New York and the B'nai Brith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition is now housed at the American Sephardi Federation, Center for Jewish History, New York.
  • Documentation:

  • Survey of English Judaica, combined projects of Sharman Kadish, Evelyn Friedlander and Eva Frojmovic in conjunction with the Hidden Legacy Foundation, the Working Party for Jewish Monuments and Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds.
  • Photographic Documentation of the Synagogues of South New Jersey by Mark Olsen (Stockton College)
  • Architectural Surveys of the Synagogues of the Catskills, NY by Maurie Sacks (Montclair State College)
  • Research in Jodensavanne, Suriname by Rachel Frankel
  • Restoration of Ashkenazi Cemetery, Suriname
  • Documentation of Synagogues in Afghanistan by Annette Ittig
  • Synagogues of Greece: History and Architecture by Elias Messinas
  • Jewish Cemetery Research in France by Isabelle Meidinger
  • Documentation of Kerepesi Jewish Cemetery, Budapest by Charles Hebbert
  • Publications:
  • Virtually Jewish: Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe; A research and publication project of Ruth Ellen Gruber
  • Democracy in Development: A Reconnaissance of Monuments Protection Law and Cultural Diversity in Poland, The Czech Republic, and Slovakia by Phyllis Myers
  • ISJM is now in a position to receive grants on behalf of other projects which the organization endorses but does not initiate, organize or directly oversee.  At present these include a variety of efforts, and this list will continue to grow.  Depending on the nature of the project and work involved in processing the grant, ISJM will take a percentage of the grant not to exceed 20% to be applied to the ISJM operating budget.

    International Survey of Jewish Monuments
    c/o Jewish Heritage Research Center
    Box 210, 118 Julian Pl.
    Syracuse, New York 13210-3419, USA

    tel: (315) 474-2350
    fax: (309) 403-1858

    Last updated: November 22, 2006