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Center for Jewish Art listing all extant synagogue buildings in Hungary

The Center for Jewish Art has published an important new resource for Jewish heritage in Hungary: a listing and brief description of all known extant synagogue buildings in the country.

MAZSIHISZ holds General Assembly

The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (MAZSIHISZ) held a General Assembly on 30 August 2020, following which the Federation takes over the founding rights of the MAZS foundation from the JDC.

Synagogue in Makó reinaugurated with new visitor center

The synagogue in Makó, southeastern Hungary, has been reinaugurated after a six-month renovation process, along with a new visitor center set up in an adjacent building.

Budapest synagogues to close for two weeks as precautionary measure

The Federation of Jewish communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ) has communicated that synagogues in Budapest will be closed for two weeks as a precautionary measure.

Flavor of prewar Hungarian Jewish life captured in book of recipes and folklore

The 2019 Jewish Book Award in the inaugural category of food writing and cookbooks has been given to “Jewish Cuisine in Hungary: A Cultural History with 83 Authentic Recipes,” by András Koerner.

Jewish cemetery vandalised in southern Hungary

Tombstones of the Jewish cemetery of Kiskunfélegyháza, in southern Hungary, have been vandalised and severely damaged, the MAZSIHISZ, the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary – the country’s EJC affiliate – said.

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