[Czech Republic] Synagogue From 1828 Reopens #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

A synagogue that has not been used since 1895 in the town of Ckyne, Czech
Republic was reopened after a two decade restoration process. The synagogue
was opened in 1828 and is one of the few surviving village synagogues in the
Czech Republic.

The reopening ceremony was October 5 and a Torah scroll found during the
renovations was used in the service. The restoration was a collaborative
effort among the Prague Jewish community, local authorities, nongovernmental
organizations and private building firms. It was abandoned long before the
Nazi era. To read more go to: http://tinyurl.com/l9qfq4j
Original url:

http://forward.com/articles/185157/-czech-shul-reopens-after-century-of-disu
se/#ixzz2h65hpmO2

Randy Schoenberg, Austria-Czech SIG coordinator and acting director of the
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust attended the opening and wrote about it
in his blog. http://schoenblog.com/?p=385

Thank you to Eden Joachim for alerting us to this article.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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