Lost and Found – Friends and Synagogues

Lost and Found – Friends and Synagogues

It has been six years since a group of children of founders of Temple Beth Israel in Danielson CT rediscovered the synagogue of their childhood and committed themselves to its preservation. I read the news last week about the discovery of the remains of the great synagogue of Vilna, one of the largest, oldest and most beautiful synagogues in the world. It was surrounded by several schools, a mikvah (ritual bath) and the famous Strashun Library. It had been at the center of Jewish life in Vilna. (more…)