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Jul
3
Wed
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery
Jul 3 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage will be back cutting and clearing at the old Jewish cemetery and seeks helping hands.

Over the last eight years, RJH  has recovered 600+ headstone fragments and returned them to the old cemetery. Come see them firsthand. Help care for this vulnerable historic site for the benefit of future visitors and current Rohatyn residents.

 

Jul
4
Thu
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery
Jul 4 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer cemetery clean up @ Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage will be back cutting and clearing at the old Jewish cemetery and seeks helping hands.

Over the last eight years, RJH  has recovered 600+ headstone fragments and returned them to the old cemetery. Come see them firsthand. Help care for this vulnerable historic site for the benefit of future visitors and current Rohatyn residents.

 

Jul
22
Mon
No to Antisemitism in Tarnow @ Jewish cemetery Tarnow Poland
Jul 22 @ 10:00 – 11:30
No to Antisemitism in Tarnow @ Jewish cemetery Tarnow Poland | Tarnów | małopolskie | Poland

Just weeks after the Jewish cemetery in Tarnow was rededicated after a more than two-year restoration, vandals spray-painted antisemitic graffiti on the newly repaired wall next to the entrance gate.

It read: “Jews eat children Jadowniki eats Jews”. (Jadowniki is a nearby village.)

The Committee for the Protection of Jewish Heritage in Tarnow has organized a clean-up for Monday morning July 22, in order to paint over the slogans.

“We believe that the majority of Tarnów residents, like us,… oppose all forms of hooliganism, boorishness, anti-Semitism, or any discrimination and humiliation of other people, their origin, appearance, sex, age, etc.,” it said, announcing the initiative. “Let us show that in our city, there is no place for this type of acts of hooliganism.”

Volunteers are asked to bring paint brushes and rollers, if they have them. Otherwise they will be provided.

Read our article about the rededication of the cemetery

 

Jul
28
Sun
IAJGS Annual conference @ Cleveland, Ohio, Hilton Downtown hotel
Jul 28 – Aug 2 all-day
IAJGS Annual conference @ Cleveland, Ohio, Hilton Downtown hotel | Cleveland | Ohio | United States

The 39th annual conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies, the biggest international Jewish genealogy event of the year, drawing hundreds of participants.

See all info and program on the conference web site.

Jul
29
Mon
Jewish cemetery clean-up summer camp @ Jewish cemetery Vištytis, Lithuania
Jul 29 – Aug 10 all-day

Cemetery clean up summer camp

The Summer Camp in Vištytis aims to preserve the town’s Jewish heritage and prepare information and material for the inventory process of the local Jewish cemetery. Ultimately, it will help to understand about the situation of the cemetery as well as people who had been buried there. The inventory process will cover cleaning and tidying the cemetery from debris and excess of vegetation; digitisation and identifying coordinates of graves; identifying and copying legible inscriptions. Your volunteer work will be a vital part in making this almost lost information accessible to the public again.

The initiative is organized by the NGO Maceva- Litvak cemetery catalogue and Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, with the cooperation of the NGO Goodwill Foundation.

 

Aug
2
Fri
Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Jewish cemetery Szczebrzeszyn, Poland
Aug 2 @ 15:00 – 20:00
Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Jewish cemetery Szczebrzeszyn, Poland | Szczebrzeszyn | lubelskie | Poland

Volunteer clean up of the Jewish cemetery, which dates back to the 16th century

 

Aug
6
Tue
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 6 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Aug
7
Wed
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 7 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Aug
8
Thu
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 8 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Sep
17
Tue
Jewish cemetery clean-up summer camp @ Jewish cemetery Chernivtsi
Sep 17 – Sep 29 all-day
Jewish cemetery clean-up summer camp @ Jewish cemetery Chernivtsi | Chernivtsi | Chernivets'ka oblast | Ukraine

The 10th anniversary of this “summer camp” for people aged 40 and over, initiated in 2009..

A main part is volunteer clean-up in the vast Jewish cemetery, which with 50,000 graves, is one of the largest preserved Jewish cemeteries in Europe, damaged in some areas and largely neglected. Participants will pull up weeds and undergrowth, clear overgrown paths between the graves and discover forgotten inscriptions on the gravestones.

See details on the Action Reconciation web site

 

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