Mapping the Historic Synagogues of Europe

The Foundation commissioned unprecedented research, undertaken by the Center for Jewish Art of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to create an inventory of the historic synagogues that exist today across the whole of Europe, categorising each synagogue building according to its (i) significance and (ii) condition.

The research identified over 3,300 sites, of which under a quarter are currently functioning synagogues. 

This mapping was undertaken to enable the Foundation to be comprehensive and strategic in its approach to its preservation agenda, with the ability to identify which are the most important synagogue sites most at risk, and it is now working to help save and bring back into meaningful use a prioritised number.  
The Historic Synagogues of Europe website can be found via the link below:

Historic Synagogues of Europe