Preservation Priorities: Endangered Historic Jewish Sites

The Jewish Heritage Program was launched by World Monuments Fund in 1988 to draw attention to Jewish cultural heritage under threat as a result of the Jewish Diaspora and the inability of smaller communities to care for their sacred and secular sites. This publication describes ten historic synagogues facing a variety of threats including neglect, warfare, and environmental damage. These sites were selected for a pilot project in the early 1990s based on their architectural merit, need for restoration, and the presence of a local community willing to sustain the conservation efforts.

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