Your Cemetery Projects & Crowd-funding

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What Jewish cemetery projects are you, your community, or your organizations working on or involved with?

Have you started crowd-funding or other fund-raising strategies?

Please use the comments section below to let us know of your projects and to share your experience with others.

And please check the individual country pages and news section of Jewish Heritage Europe for links to other projects.

 

CURRENT CEMETERY CROWD-FUNDING INITIATIVES

 

Bagnowka Jewish cemetery, Białystok, Poland

A GoFundMe campaign to raise $18,000 in order to carry out Phase 2 of a project to reset 500 headstones in the Bagnowka Jewish cemetery, the only surviving Jewish cemetery in Białystok.

 

2 thoughts on “Your Cemetery Projects & Crowd-funding

  1. I have just started fundraising for the restoration of the Logishyn, Belarus cemetery. I visited there last summer and met Svetlana, a teacher, who is interested in the Jewish community’s history there. She had taken her students to maintain the cemetery but nature was too fast for them. See my webpage about my visit there: http://www.mimiklausner.net/lohishyn.

    Svetlana got the mayor to organize a volunteer day at the cemetery and they did a considerable amount of work. Unexpectedly I returned to Logishyn in April. Svetlana had measured the cemetery and it is 100 x 100 meters. It will cost $5600USD to fence it in and complete the landscaping. I started a campaign here: https://www.youcaring.com/savethecemetery. We’ve raised enough money to complete the removal of the organic material!

    I’m interested in talking with people about dealing with the actual gravestones when we complete phase one of the project.

  2. Rohatyn Jewish Heritage is a volunteer-led program of heritage preservation and education, working to re-connect the history of Rohatyn’s now-lost Jewish community with the people and places of the modern town. With the cooperation of current Rohatyn residents and volunteers from around the world, today the program focuses primarily on recovery of Jewish headstone fragments discovered in town and their return to the old Jewish cemetery. Future plans include a cleanup and rehabilitation of the old cemetery, a modest memorial space for recovered headstone fragments, and the development of educational materials to support a renewed appreciation of the intertwined communities which once lived in Rohatyn. Characteristic of prewar Galicia, and not unlike Lviv, Rohatyn was politically, culturally, religiously, and ethnically diverse before the war. We hope to help build bridges between these separated communities.

    Our website, for more information:
    http://rohatynjewishheritage.org/en/

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