Ukraine: 1,500 cemeteries to be restored

Spearheaded by the Jewish community of Zhitomir and the Chevra Kadisha organization, a project was launched to restore some 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine.

It will begin by taking an inventory of Ukrainian Jewish cemeteries, according to the Federation of Jewish Communities of the FSU. The second step will be preservation and renovation.

Many of the cemeteries are located in towns and villages where there are either no Jews at all or – at best – only a handful. Some cemeteries have been vandalized over the years.

Read more about the project here.

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