Jewish Cultural Quarter of Amsterdam
The Jewish Cultural Quarter consists of the Jewish Museum, the Ets Haim Library, , the Portuguese Synagogue, the Hollandsche Schouwburg, and the National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam. The site in Dutch and English describes the offerings of these groups with regard to Jewish life in the Netherlands.
Kol HaKehila: Greek Jewish Monuments
“ Kol haKEHILA is the site for Greek Jewish Monuments and Greek Jewry from around the world. The site includes information on Greek synagogues, Greek Jewish genealogy, historic information, visuals, current Greek Jewish history, and press clips regarding Jews in Greece.” This site is part of The Elias V. Messinas Historic and Architectural Archive of the Synagogues of Greece.
A Memory Map of Jewish Manchester
“Explore former sites of Jewish memory in the Cheetham Hill, Strangeways and Hightown areas of Manchester. Here you will find audio interviews, photographs, and information about more than 40 sites."
Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre
Based in Glasgow, Scotland, this site provides information about Jewish life in Scotland over the last 200 years, as well as the center's activities and links to other Scottish Jewish resources.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 Vienna, Austria
This site in English and German has links to and contact information for numerous Jewish communal and other organizations in Austria.
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.
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.”