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Bet Tfila's Recent Projects, Grants, and Awards

Since the start of the cooperation between the Center for Jewish Art and the Department of Architectural History in the mid-1990s, that resulted in the establishment of the Bet Tfila – Research Unit, several research projects, survey, and other projects have been carried out. The projects were generously supported by various private donors, public institutions, and foundations. Here you can find a list of recent projects, grants, and awards:


Awards

 

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Research Projects

 

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Documentation Projects

  • Documentation of synagogues and cemetery buildings in Emilia-Romagna, Italy
    2012; granted by private donors
  • Emergency documentation of synagogues in Romania and Moldova
    2012; granted by Mrs. Beverly Baker
  • Eastern European Galicia Project
    2011–13; in cooperation with the Institute for Stadtgeschichte Ostmitteleuropas (Lemberg): documentation of 30 synagogues in the region and publication of a catalogue of 130 synagogues, granted by the Rothschild Foundation
  • "37 Synagogues in Volhynia, Ukraine"
    2011–12; documentation and publication of a catalogue, granted by the Machover Foundation
  • "64 Synagogues in Latvia"
    2008–12; documentation project and publication of a catalogue, in cooperation with the Jewish Museum Riga, partly granted by The Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund and the Rothschild Foundation
  • Emergenca documentation of Synagogues in Romania, Bukovina
    2009–10; granted by Mrs. Beverly Baker
  • Documentation of 18 Synagogues and Cemetery Buildings in Piedmont, Italy
    2008–09; granted by the Vigevani Foundation

 

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Exhibitions

 

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Publications

  • Allowance for publication of "Ole Harck: Archäologische Studien zum Judentum in der europäischen Antike und dem mitteleuropäischen Mittelalter (Arbeitstitel)"
    upcoming; granted by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation
  • Allowance for publication of "Reform Judaism and Its Architecture"
    2012–13; granted by the Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz (and the TU Braunschweig)
  • Allowance for publication of "Synagoge und Tempel – 200 Jahre jüdische Reformbewegung und ihre Architektur | Synagogue and Temple – 200 Years of Jewish Reform Movement and Its Architecture"
    2012; granted by the STIFTUNG NORD/LB • ÖFFENTLICHE and the Richard Borek-Stiftung
  • Allowance for publication of "Jewish Architecture in Europe"
    2008; publication of the proceedings of the 2007 conference, granted by the Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation
  • Allowance for publication of U. Knufinke: "Bauwerke jüdischer Friedhöfe in Deutschland"
    2007; granted by the VG Wort
  • Allowance for publication of K. Keßler: "Ritus und Raum: Liturgische und religionsgesetzliche Voraussetzungen für den Synagoguenbau in Mitteleuropa"
    2007; granted by the VG Wort
  • Allowance for publication of S. Paulus: "Die architectur der Synagogue im Mittelalter: Überlieferung und Bestand"
    2007; granted by the Niedersächsische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur

 

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General Support & Infrastructure

 

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Conferences & Workshops

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Participations

 

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Before 2005:

verschiedene projects zur Erforschung jüdischer Ritualbauten in:
- Niedersachsen (Volkswagen Foundation)
- Sachsen-Anhalt (Alfred Freiherr von Oppenheim-Foundation)
- Sachsen und Thüringen (G.I.F.)
- Brandenburg (G.I.F.)

Expeditionen zur Dokumentation gefährdeter jüdischer architectur in:
Albanien, Azberbaijan, Bosnien-Herzegowina, Bulgarien, Frankreich, Georgien, Griechenland, Israel, Italien, Kroatien, Lettland, Litauen, Marokko, Mazedonien, Moldawien, Montenegro, Österreich, Polen, Republik Dagestan, Rumänien, Russland, Serbien, Slowakische Republik, Slowenien, Tschechische Republik, Tunesien, Türkei, Ukraine, Usbekistan und Weißrussland (zahlreiche Stiftungen und private Geldgeber)

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