Tweet PhD. C. Arch.Mara Popescu A sensitive area,which can be easily destroyed by people’s ignorance, is a nation’s cultural history. The respect for the authentic valuesof the past, as well as discovering and preserving it, defines the noble mission of … Continue reading
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TweetEnglish - Français - Deutsch - Svenska - Nederlands 4 out of 5 Europeans think that religious buildings are essential for community life, and want them used more widely. A poll run in April 2014 by the network Future for Religious Heritage (FRH), conducted by Sociovision and … Continue reading
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Built in around 1897, the synagogue of Medias can seat about 1,000 — but only a few Jews remain in the town today and for years the building has remained empty and disused, in deteriorating condition.
Thanks to a grant for archival preservation, a volunteer clean-up operation, and a series of scheduled cultural and religious events, the synagogue in Medias in Romania is slowly coming back to life. The project has received funds from an anonymous donor through the Mihai Eminescu Trust.
Project manager Anda Reuben writes:
The plan is to renovate the synagogue and to turn it into a cultural center and a museum of the Jews in Medias, to create a public, multifunctional space in the former community office building and the courtyard next to the synagogue. Just imagine tourists and locals enjoying their coffee and home-made Jewish pastries, looking over the charming garden and the newly restored synagogue where a permanent exhibition about Medias Jews tells the story of a thriving community in peaceful, multi-ethnic Medias!
Read the full story here. Story via Jewish Heritage Europe.
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