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The 2018 Watch recognizes two Jewish heritage sites in North Africa, the Jewish Quarter of Essaouira, in Morocco; and Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, in Alexandria, Egypt. These two places are sites of memory for once-flourishing Jewish communities.
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Blog post | September 13, 2017

Progress at the Great Synagogue of Iaşi

Aron Kodesh, Great Synagogue of Iaşi
In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, we’re thrilled to share an update about the conservation work currently taking place at the Great Synagogue of Iaşi—an important part of WMF’s Jewish Heritage Program, and a success story that grew from the 2014 World Monuments Watch.
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Gion Festival participants celebrate Ofune-hoko Machiya, Kyoto, Japan, July 2017.
Mitsuo Inagaki, WMF Regional Representative for Japan, reflects on his experience at a 2017 Watch Day celebrating the newly restored Ofune-hoko Machiya, held in tandem with the Gion Festival in Kyoto, Japan.
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Blog post | August 28, 2017

A View From On High

Arch of Janus after restoration, July 2017.
John Darlington, Executive Director, World Monuments Fund Britain, reflects on a recent visit to the Arch of Janus and its restoration activities.
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