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Synagogue in eastern Hungary to get facelift thanks to Jamie Lee Curtis

An abandoned synagogue in eastern Hungary is getting a facelift thanks to Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

With popular Instagram account, Europe’s abandoned Jewish sites aren’t forgotten

Budapest-based Matyas Kiraly has amassed 14k followers in his travels to over 100 ruined cemeteries and synagogues, which he documents in an homage to a once-flourishing community.

Hungarian rabbis and lay leaders reject attempts to divide the community

In an open letter, 22 rabbis and community leaders of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSHISZ) denounced ongoing attempts to divide Hungarian Jewry.

András Heisler – Helping out during the pandemic

in an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post, András Heisler, President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary – MAZSIHISZ, reflects on the past year, as the world was hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

MAZSIHISZ and Ferencváros pay tribute to István “Potya” Tóth

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ) and Hungarian football club Ferencváros TC paid tribute to István “Potya” Tóth, the legendary football player and coach of the club, who died as a martyr in 1945.

Two more synagogue buildings in Hungary undergo renovations

Former synagogues in the towns of Eger and Zalaegerszeg are the latest synagogue buildings in Hungary to undergo restoration and repair.

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