The Center will be closed to visitors July 30 through October 14 while we install our new core exhibition, Yiddish: A Global Culture. We will reopen on Sunday, October 15 with a grand ceremony unveiling our new exhibition.

Find out more about the exhibition here.

Lost Synagogues of Europe

Lost Synagogues of Europe is a collection of early twentieth-century postcards on Jewish themes, many of them depicting synagogues in Eastern Europe that were destroyed during World War II. The postcards come from the collection of Frantisek Banyai, a Prague-based entrepreneur and son of Holocaust survivors who began amassing the collection 40 years ago and continues his search today. 


The postcards’ scenes of buildings and worshippers have an overall effect, said a writer in The Times of Israel, that “is fascinating and devastating.”