Itinerari Ebraici — a web site in Italian and English, with extensive resources and suggested itineraries for northern Italy’s Lombardia region. The web site includes 11 Jewish heritage itineraries in Lombardia, including Milan, Soncino, Mantova and Sabbioneta as well as recipes
Describing itself as " an interactive map about Jewish life in Germany,” Jewish Places allows users to search for information and photos about Jewish heritage sites in hundreds of German towns and cities. These include communal sites such as synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, and mikvaot, but also secular sites such as Jewish sports clubs and cafes. Users can also search for material about individuals and even find virtual guided walks to some towns or neighborhoods, or following in the footsteps of a personality.
Visit Jewish Italy from Italy’s Foundation for Jewish Culture is an online portal for tourists. The site, in English and Italian, allows you to search by town, using a drop down menu or by clicking a photo link, and it also allows searches by category: Synagogues, Cemeteries, Jewish neighborhoods, and Museums and Memorials. Users can also use the search menu to find Kosher restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Located in Glasgow, “the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC) is the representative body of all the Jewish communities in Scotland.” In addition to information about the organization and its publication, the site provides details about Jews in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Tayside and Fife.
This French language site describes itself as a portal to the French speaking Jewish community. In addition to the news, information about holidays, and feature articles focusing on France and Israel, the most notable feature of this searchable site are the numerous directories it offers.
Unione delle Comunita Ebraiche Italiane: Union of Italian Jewish Communities
This searchable Dutch language home page for the Orthodox Ashkenazi Jewish community of Amsterdam includes information about the community, its activities and news along with a list of synagogues, services, and kosher restaurants. There are links to other Dutch Jewish sites as well.
This site in English and Spanish is the home of the Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters whose goal is “to protect the urbanistic, architectonical, historic and cultural Jewish heritage in Spain.” The site provides information for tourists about visiting sites in Spain of historical Jewish interest.
The goal of this project is to “honor the memory and explore the contributions of the many Sephardic Jewish families who immigrated to Cape Verde in Portugal from Morocco and Gibraltar in the mid-19th century.” The site, in English, French and Portuguese, provides information about the history of the community and the work of the organization.
This site in English and Greek provides information about Jewish communities in Athens, Thessaloniki, Larisa, Volos, Corfu, Chalkis, Ioannina, Trikala and Rhodes as well as a number of Greek communities that existed before World War II. There is also material from Jewish organizations and institutions in Greece.
Central Council of Jews in Germany (Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland)
This is the home of the umbrella organization for Jewish groups in Spain. Its Spanish language site provides information about the constituent groups and their work, along with access to the catalog of La Biblioteca Virtual Yehudá Leví Library.
This site houses the home pages of many associations and publications related to the Jewish community of France. There is an alphabetic listing of sites hosted here, as well as a number of discussion forums, personal announcements, and links to relevant international, French language, and Jewish web pages. Of particular note are the directories of synagogues and kosher restaurants arranged by Parisian arrondisements and the section on various communities throughout France.
Consistoire Central Israelite de Belgique/Centraal Israelitisch Consistorie van Belgie (Central Jewish Umbrella Organization)
Coordinating body for organized Jewry in France, linking more than 500 congregations around the country. The Central Consistoire is divided into 15 regional sections, which can be accessed from the French language homepage.
This French language site describes the major Jewish community organization of Paris created by Napoleon. Information on its constituent groups, its beth din, kashrut supervision, educational programs, and events along with an extensive collection of French language Jewish sites. Of particular note for tourists is the list of kosher restaurants under the supervision of the Consistoire.
This homepage for the Etz Hayyim Synagogue of Crete offers information about the history of the Cretan community, including a bibliography. There are details about the synagogue and a list of tourist attractions in the area.
"Based in Paris, with offices in Brussels, Strasbourg, Berlin and Budapest, the EJC federates and co-ordinates the 40 elected leaders of national Jewish communities in Europe, encompassing approximately 2.5 million Jews." Its homepage provides information about the activities of the group. Of particular note are the descriptions of each community within the Congress.
Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic
This German language portal to sites about the cultural life and events of Jews in Germany features a clickable map under Gemeiden that links to material about Jewish communities throughout the country.
Searchable database of Jewish institutions and kosher restaurants for Western Europe. At the bottom on the page is a set of links to specific countries and cities as well. In addition, there are lists of hotels that are within walking distance of the various synagogues.