NORWAY / LATVIA – Student exchange project to restore Eastern Europe’s oldest wooden synagogue


Students of the Sam Eyde school for higher education in building and conservation in Arendal, Norway, will be restoring a wooden synagogue from the 1845 in Rezekne, Latvia. The two towns have a sister agreement. Eight students have started restoration work last week. One aim of the project is to train local craftsmen in restoration and conservation work, while the Norwegian students will learn more about Eastern European building traditions, meeting Latvian students to discuss and exchange their experiences.

Read the full article in Norwegian here.