Dear Cz-ers

During July 2014, 16 Reut high school students from Jerusalem, led by Dina Wiener (the teacher in charge) and her husband Dani Kahn, worked in the Jewish cemetery in Czestochowa.

As I shared with you in previous publications, they work as volunteers in very difficult conditions.

After the end of the first part of the work in the cemetery, they are currently completing the second part of typing, data verification, cross checking the names with the pictures, and ultimately more detailed examination of each image respectively to register, before putting it in the website of the Gidonim.

As I said, they worked this year in a part of the cemetery which was damaged during WW II, when most of the tombstones were found lying on the ground, some of them upside down with the words downward (which must then be turned them up) and partly broken.

With great effort we mapped approximately 947 tombstones and around 100 of them we could only partially restore the inscription and to whom they belonged – a list of names will be published in the website when registration is complete.

Those of you who are on Facebook are invited to Dina Wiener’s page or mine and see photos taken by Dina, Dani and the students.

This is another opportunity to say again Thank You to Dina, Dani and the Reut high school students for their efforts.

To complete the mapping project, will be required another two years of work in the cemetery. I hope that you will assist us with your generous donations to finance this important mission in 2015 summer.

Yours Faithfully,

Alon Goldman, 
Vice President – The World Society of Czestochowa Jews and their Descendants
Chairman – The Association of Czestochowa Jews in Israel