Announcing our work in Poland
We are happy to announce the dates and locations of our 2023 work in Poland! This year will find us in some familiar locations while other work will be taking us to new cities and cemeteries. It will be a great balance of the familiar with the new and undiscovered!
Each project will focus on cleaning and clearing a cemetery that has become overgrown and possibly neglected. We'll be joined by volunteers from local communities and from around the world.
April 30-May 5 Przysucha Jewish Cemetery
This will be our second project in Przysucha. We're excited to be partnering with the University of Szczecin in Poland, Staffordshire University in England, the Foundation of the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, and ESJF The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative. The team will work to clean the cemetery as well as have dedicated time for discussion and learning from each other.
June 12-14 Częstochowa Jewish Cemetery *
We're happy to return to this important work with our friend Alon Goldman of the World Society of Częstochowa Jews and Their Descendants as well as volunteers from Fundacja Adulam and Hillel students from Dartmouth University in the U.S. There's always plenty of work to be done in this large and beautiful cemetery and we're looking forward to picking up where we left off last year.
June 26-30 Lublin I
This project will be in partnership with JewishGen Future Scholars, Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, Studnia Pamięci, and the Warsaw Jewish Community. The team will be working in the Lublin and Winieaw Jewish cemeteries with the actual work days scheduled for June 26-28.
July 17-19 Lublin II *
We'll return to the Lublin area in July with another partnership with JewishGen and their "Neshama" Post-Student Cemetery Project. This will be conducted again with JewishGen, Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, Studnia Pamięci, and the Warsaw Jewish Community. The work will be conducted in the Lublin and Winieawa cemeteries with the actual work days scheduled for July 17-19.
August 4-13 Oświęcim Jewish Cemetery *
2023 will mark our 10th year of work in Oświęcim! It has become a city and cemetery dear to our hearts. The people there are true friends and partners and we're anxious to work with them again. In addition to a couple of days of work in the Jewish cemetery, we hope to celebrate our 10 year partnership with The Auschwitz Jewish Center with a reception. More details to come!
* We have three projects that are open for volunteers this year. All applications must be in by midnight Eastern Daylight Time on April 30, 2023. Please visit this link for more information on the volunteer process with TMF.
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