Western Europe

Descendants of Macedonian Jewry in Israel

This predominantly Hebrew language site provides information about the people, synagogues, communities, and life of the Jews in Macedonia. There are also archives that can be downloaded and details about the organization's activities.

A Memory Map of the Jewish East End of London

“We have identified 70 sites so far that consistently occur in people’s recollection of the Jewish East End. These include schools and synagogues, street markets and cafes, cinemas and theatres, youth clubs and shops, amongst other places.”

J-Italy

Extensive information about the history, communities, publishers and historical sites of Italian Jews.

Jewish Itineraries in Italy

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

The Jews of Alsace-Lorraine

This French language site provides information about the history, traditions, people, language and communities of the Jews in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France.

Jewish Places in Germany

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

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.

Kosher Greece

This site from a commercial tour company provides information about the synagogues, restaurants and attractions in Athens and Greece. The site is available in English, Hebrew and French.

La Federación de Comunidades Judías de España : Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain

Information in Spanish for residents and tourists about Jewish communities and kashrut in Spain.

Malta

Information for tourists to and residents of Malta about Jewish life there.

National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail

Walking tours created to celebrate 350 years of Jews in England. Each tour provides information about Jewish sites of interest along the route. There is also a set of relevant links.

NIK  (Nederlands Israëlietisch Kerkgenootschap) — National Jewish Community Organization

The English and Dutch page of this umbrella organization of 30 Jewish communities throughout Holland provides information about Jewish communal services throughout the Netherlands.

Norway

This site in English, Norwegian and Hebrew has links to and contact information for Jewish communal organizations.

Rede de Judiarias de Portugal- Network of Jewish Quarters of Portugal

This site presents tourist information about sites of Jewish interest in Portugal.

Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

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.

Synagogues in Germany

This German language site provides information about the Jewish communities in Germany in alphabetical order.

Top J

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 Italian language site describes 21 Jewish communities in Italy and provides information about them for residents and tourists.

Venice

Information in English and Italian about the Jewish ghetto in Venice, Italy and the current Jewish community in the city, along with details about kosher food and tourist information.

Welsh Jewish History

Created by Matthew Williams, this site explores the history of the Jews in Wales by historical period.

JewishEurope.org

Created by Chabad, this site provides a portal to information about Jewish communities in Belgium, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

Andorra

This multi-lingual site provides information for tourists to and residents of Andorra.

Athens Jewish Community

This site in English and Greek provides information about Jewish life and sites of interest in Athens, Greece as well as a list of books and a history of the Jewish community.

Basel, Switzerland

This site in English and German provides information about this Swiss Jewish community with regard to its rabbis, synagogues, youth activities and religious institutions.

Caminos de Sefarad: Red de Juderias

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.

Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project

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.

Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece

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)

Information in German about this umbrella organization of 108 Jewish communities throughout Germany.

Centro Primo Levi

Based in New York, this site focuses on the Italian Jewish community today. Its projects include J-Italy for Jewish travelers to Italy and the Italian Chazanut Roundtable.

Centro Sefarad Israel

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.

Communaute Online 

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)

This site in English, French and Dutch has links to and contact information for numerous Jewish communal and other organizations in Belgium.

Consistoire Central: Union des Communautés Juives de France

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.

Consistoire Israelite de Luxembourg

This multi-lingual site provides information for tourists to and residents of Luxembourg.

Consistoire of Paris

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.

Copenhagen, Denmark

This site in English and Danish has links to and contact information for numerous Jewish communal and other organizations in Denmark.

Crete

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.

European Jewish Congress

"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 site in English and Czech has links to and contact information for numerous Jewish communal and other organizations in the Czech Republic.

Federation of Swiss Jews

This site, in English, German, and French, provides facts and figures about the Jewish community in Switzerland, a nationwide calendar of events by region, a list of contacts, and relevant links.

Frum London

Listings of facilities of interest to observant Jews in the UK, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and South Africa.

Germany

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.

Jewish Community Cyprus

This site in English and Greek provides information about the Jewish services available to tourists to and residents of Cyprus and Larnaca.

Jewish Community of Berlin, Germany

This site in English and German provides information about this Jewish community with regard to its rabbis, synagogues, youth activities and religious institutions.

Jewish Community of Helsinki, Finland

This site in English and Finnish provides Jewish information for tourists to and residents of Helsinki.

Jewish Community of Stockholm

This site in English and Swedish provides information for tourists and residents about Jewish life in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jewish Community of Vienna, Austria

This site in English and German has links to and contact information for numerous Jewish communal and other organizations in Austria.

Jewish Europe

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.

Jewish Ghetto of Venice

A searchable website in English and Italian with information about the Jewish ghetto in Venice, Italy.

Jewish Gibraltar

Details for tourists and residents about the Jewish facilities in Gibraltar.

Jewish Ireland

Information for tourists to and residents of Ireland about Jewish life in Dublin and other areas of the country.

Jewish News from Austria

This portal to Jewish communities in Austria provides links to their institutions and kashrut information for travelers to Vienna.

Jewish Small Communities Network

Information about small Jewish communities throughout Great Britain.

Jguide Europe: The Cultural Jewish Guide to Europe

“Edited by a sixteen-member team of journalists and historians, The Cultural Guide to Jewish Europe invites travellers to discover an unknown Europe off the beaten tourist-track.”

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