Here are two ways to join the conversation — by joining the JHE Facebook Group and by Asking the Experts of the EJCAN European Jewish Cemeteries Advisories Network:
The JHE – Jewish Heritage Europe Facebook Group
Launched in January 2020, the JHE Group complements the JHE Facebook page and allows members to discuss issues and activities related to Jewish built heritage in Europe — including cemeteries.
We hope it will become a real forum for the exchange of ideas and experience.
European Jewish Cemeteries Advisory Network (EJCAN)
The preservation, restoration and documentation of Jewish cemeteries in Europe was widely discussed at an international cross-disciplinary conference in Vilnius in October 2015 supported by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe.
Following on from the conference, the Foundation launched the European Jewish Cemeteries Advisory Network (EJCAN).
EJCAN is a group of more than 30 international experts representing a range of professional skills and expertise related to Jewish cemeteries, who can be contacted for advice on a number of issues, including (but not limited to):
— maintenance of burial grounds
— cleaning of tombstones
— documentation of tombstones and epigraphy
— protection of boundaries
— Halachic (Jewish law) questions
— visitor access to cemeteries
— religious pilgrimage
— restitution issues where relevant
— commemoration ceremonies
— archaeological implications of cemeteries
— modern buildings on cemeteries, etc.
If you have a specific query for EJCAN, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
— EJCAN does not handle genealogy research or queries
— the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe does not fund the maintenance, restoration or documentation of burial grounds.