ShtetLinks


YURBURG, LITHUANIA

Material compiled by Joel Alpert

Copyright © 2007 by Joel Alpert


Restoration of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery

by

Project Preservation

Dartmouth College Hillel


Jacob Anderson with Lithuanian high school students.

Newly unearthed headstones by Project Preservation.

Lithuanian high school students at newly cleaned headstone.

Lithuanian high school students with their teacher at newly cleaned headstones.

New fence with reminant of the old Soviet-era fence and the Neiman River in the distance.

New fence with reminant of the old Soviet-era fence and gate.

Rabbi Edward Boraz transcribing headstone inscriptions.

Most of the Dartmouth students taking a break during a heavy rain shower.

Shoveling cement to be taken to fill cement footings for the fence.

Two Lithuanian high school students working to erect a section of the fence.

Plaque commemorating the work of Project Preservation.

Placement of plaque near the marker of the "Old Jewish Cemetery of Yurburg."

Section of the fence above the Neiman River.

Dartmouth students at the reception by the Town Council on the last night of the project

Dartmouth students at the reception by the Town Council on the last night of the project

Dartmouth students at the reception by the Town Council on the last night of the project

Dartmouth students at the reception by the Town Council on the last night of the project

Dartmouth students at the reception by the Town Council on the last night of the project

Council members at the reception on the last night of the project: V. Dapkiene - in charge of looking after the local monuments, Karuniene - inspector in charge of looking after the local monuments, the senior, R. Kliukiene- ethnocultural specialist in the region.

Town Council member Audrius Kachiushis (the monitor of the Jurbarkai section of Jurbarkas), Asta Akutaitiene (high school English teacher), local journalist V. Krikshchiunas, the director of the gymnasium A. Janushkevichius, and Rabbi Edward Boraz at the reception on the last night of the project

Shelly Gerson, Rita Vaiva, Toby Shor and Nancy Lefkowitz at the reception on the last night of the project.

Rabbi Edward Boraz, Asta Akutaitiene (high school English teacher), Mayor A. Gudaitis, Vice Mayor V. Keraitis, and Assistant Mayor R. Rekeshius at the reception on the last night of the project

Asta Akutaitiene (high school English teacher), Vice Mayor and Mayor at the reception on the last night of the project

Rabbi Edward Boraz, Nancy Lefkowitz and Asta Akutaitiene (high school English teacher)

Section of the newly installed fence by Project Preservation

Rita Vaiva who has been reinscribing the headstones in her spare time for the past three years.

Lithuanian high school students on the grass after work: Tautvydas Jancevicius, Ignas Vycas, Nerijus Ravinis, Kamile Sevelyte, Ina Skamarakaite, Justina Sevelyte, Justas Sefleris.

 

Lithuanian high school students Nerijus Ravinis and Justas Sefleris erecting a section of the new fence.

 

Lithuanian high school students Judita Macinskaite, Justina Sevelyte, Ina Skamarakaite, Ingrida Skamarakaite, Kamile Sevelyte and Rokas Meskauskas. unearthing buried headstones.


Copyright © 2007 by Joel Alpert
Created July 4, 2007 | Last modified August 8, 2007
Webmaster: Joel Alpert

Jewish Gen Home Page | ShtetLinks Directory