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Campaign Launched to Restore Noteworthy European Synagogues

Historian Simon Schama and the creator of the popular television series Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, will be joined by dozens of other high-profile Jewish writers, politicians and actors in the British House of Commons Wednesday to launch a Europe-wide project aimed at preserving and restoring as many as 160 ruined pre-World War II synagogues. The rebuilding project is backed by a Jewish foundation that since 1979 has been mapping the 17,000 synagogues that were active in Europe...

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