The Azorean Jewish Heritage Foundation
is a nonprofit organization founded with a mission to preserve and restore the Sahar Hassamain ("Gates of the Heavens") Synagogue in Sao Miguel, now the oldest synagogue in Portugal.
In 2002, the city of Ponta Delgada put its city historian, Dr. Jose Mello, in charge of the Synagogue's preservation and by 2015, thanks in large part to the Foundation, the Synagogue was fully restored. It has welcomed thousands of visitors since the restoration was completed.
On Sunday, August 19, Gideon Gradman, president of... [Read more. >>>