Today, we paid respect to the 27,000 people murdered 75 years ago at Zmievskaya Balka in Rostov.

The Nazis mercilessly butchered all of Rostov’s Jews, including young children and the elderly, hoping to leave nothing of our heritage. They tried to extinguish the flame of Judaism in our city, but they didn’t succeed. Today, 75 years later, we held a March of the Living, followed by a […]

The New Synagogue in Berlin, Germany was built 1859โ€“1866 as the main synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community.

Because of its splendid eastern Moorish style and resemblance to the Alhambra, it is an important architectural monument of the second half of the 19th century in Berlin. This synagogue was one of the few synagogues to survive Kristallnacht, it was badly damaged prior to and during World War II […]

๐Ÿ’Ÿ Happy Tu B’Av: The 15th day of Av.

Tu B’Av (Hebrew: ื˜”ื• ื‘ืื‘, the fifteenth of the month Av) is a minor Jewish holiday. In modern-day Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love (Hebrew: ื—ื’ ื”ืื”ื‘ื”โ€Žโ€Ž, Hag HaAhava), similar to Valentine’s Day. It has been said to be a “great day for weddings”. Source: World Jewish […]

The Old New Synagogue or Altneuschul in Prague, Czech Republic is Europe’s oldest active synagogue built in 1270 in gothic style.

The synagogue was originally called the New or Great Synagogue and later when newer synagogues were built in the 16th century, it became known as the Old-New Synagogue. #GKTsynagogue Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Photo: Bentzi Sasson Source: GO Kosher Travel

๐Ÿ• The Tempel Synagogue is a synagogue in Krakรณw, Poland which was built in 1860 and was ruined during World War II by the German Nazis, who used the building as an ammunition storage area.

After the war, it was used again for prayers. In 1947, a mikvah was built in the northern part of the synagogue. It is still active today, although formal prayers are held only a few times a year. Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Source: GO Kosher Travel, Photo: Bentzi Sasson

The Great Synagogue of Rome (Italian: Tempio Maggiore di Roma) took two years to build and was completed in 1904.

It is the largest synagogue in Rome and was constructed as magnificent as it is in order to showcase the revival of the Jewish pride in Rome after the terror of the ghetto and destruction of Jewish life. The women section overlooks the men section. The rainbow colors of the […]

“My great aunt Bella Ehrlich Korn was born in 1934. A month before her 5th birthday, she fled Poland with her family and endured a hard life living in the woods in Siberia and then Kazakhstan.”

“After the war she returned with her family to Poland in 1946 for a brief period before moving to a DP camp in Kassel, Germany for a few years. In December 1949 the family made their way to America on a ship named the Henselman and arrived at night on […]

“My great great great grandfathers ultimate wish was to one day visit Israel. He lived until 94 but never fulfilled his life long dream.”

“Last summer I went to Israel and prayed at the Kotel with his siddur and in some way I helped fulfill it for him. G-d truly works wonders. My name is Menachem Mendal Krashunsky. I’m 18 years old I had my Bar Mitzvah 5 years ago, but it was not […]