Ukraine: Sign up for Jewish Cemetery conservation

Jewish cemetery in Chernivtsi, 2006. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

Jewish cemetery in Chernivtsi, 2006. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

Registration is open for this summer’s edition of the SVIT “work camp” — continuing years-long work in clearing and maintaining the vast Jewish cemetery in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of this annual volunteer action, which we have posted about several times in the past, for example HERE. The camp is part of a No-More-War campaign, which highlights pacifism and non-violence, see

This year the Chernivtsi camp takes place July 10-22, and SVIT is looking for 10 volunteers.

The Jewish cemetery, founded in 1866, is now the only obvious monument to once large Jewish community, it is one of the biggest historic Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Ukraine. The aim of the project is to contribute to preserving the cemetery. 2017 is the 10th anniversary of this workcamp!

Type of Work: As this year is special 10th year of the workcamp, we would like to make something memorable during the project. That’s why we invite volunteers who are experienced in video making. If you want to contribute to the anniversary other way please write us how 🙂 We are open for nice and creative ideas!

But! The main task of the workcamp is clearing the cemetery of vines and bushes, possibly some simple restoration work.


Click here to find out details and to apply






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