Kaliningrad Community Honors WWI Jewish Soldiers

A touching memorial ceremony was held at the Old Jewish Cemetery of the Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) Synagogue community on Sunday. Once again, the widely known legend from the First World War was told. In a fierce combat, a Russian soldier was about to drive a bayonet through his enemy, when the German called out “Shema Yisrael…!”. […]

“Restoring Historical Justice”: Memorial Marks Old Jewish Cemetery in Chop

A memorial stone was unveiled last week on the site of the old Jewish cemetery in Chop, a small Ukranian city in Transcarpathian Region. The ceremony was attended by the city Mayor Valery Samardak, Deputy Mayor Igor Gizhan, Chief Rabbi of Uzhhorod and Transcarpathian Region Menachem-Mendel Wilhelm and others. According to Chop Mayor Valery Samardak, for many […]

150 Volunteers Cleaned up Jewish Cemetery in Petersburg

A massive Sunday cleanup was held at the Jewish cemetery of Petersburg on June 6. Students and teachers of various Jewish schools and youth programs, volunteers and their families came out and helped to tidy up more than half of the graveyard. Over 30 cubic meters of debris have been removed.  Last year there was no […]