AEPJ President François Moyse visited the former synagogue of Ettelbrück, in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg on 24 September. The building, which has been listed as protected by the government, is actually being fully refurbished, financed by the municipality. The team of the NGO (here on the photo) in charge of the reconstruction is doing a great job. Inscriptions in Hebrew on the wall above the former Torah ark have been found, thanks to a special technique. Additionally, the original mikveh (ritual bath), which was supposed to exist but of which there was previously no trace, has now been recovered from the basement!
The AEPJ looks forward to being present at its official inauguration after the completion of the impressive works.
On 4 October, François Moyse visited the inauguration of an exhibition on Jewish life, to be fully reshaped in the museum of the Cour d’or in Metz, Eastern France (Lorraine). Present were also French JECPJ member of AEPJ President Thierry Koch and its honorary president Claude Nadjari, from Marseilles.
On the photo the long-standing and infatigable president of the Lorraine Days of Jewish Culture Désirée Mayer is featured addressing the crowd, next to the Mayor of the town of Metz, Mr. Grosdidier, who praised this exhibition.
Both European Days of Jewish Culture and the European Routes of Jewish Heritage involve more and more activities and places.